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Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Law Matters John Carpay Passing a law against “hate” is a popular move, but one that seriously threatens free expression because people cannot agree among themselves on what constitutes hate. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is now looking at changing federal laws to stem “the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hate such as racism, sexism, antisemitism, islamophobia, or homophobia, ... (Continue reading)

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Alabama enacts abortion ban

Alabama enacts abortion ban

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the law restricting abortion saying it represented the pro-life views of the state. Over the course of a couple weeks last month, Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama all passed significant bans on abortion. Georgia and Missouri passed so-called heartbeat bans that outlaw abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, typically ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals go on attack over abortion

Liberals go on attack over abortion

Women's Affairs Minister Maryam Monsef was upset that a dozen Tory MPs appeared at the National March for Life. With the federal election five months away, the Justin Trudeau Liberals stepped up  their attacks on Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives by stoking the abortion issue. The week after the National March for Life ... (Continue reading)

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100 per cent Conservative: The story of the Brad Trost leadership campaign

100 per cent Conservative:  The story of the Brad Trost leadership campaign

Brad Trost MP Saskatchewan University When he entered politics, Brad Trost wanted to defend the principles on which Canada was built: limited government, individual freedom, faith in our Creator, respect for life, and respect for parents and the natural family as the building blocks of a strong, healthy society. He had seen these principles under attack from left-wing activists and their allies in academia and mainstream ... (Continue reading)

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The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

Justin Trudeau has "liberalized" Canada. Editor’s Note:This article is the first in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. When Justin Trudeau ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013, he said he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana law, although he was unclear about whether that meant decriminalizing pot (technically illegal but no criminal ... (Continue reading)

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An honest pol

An honest pol

Light is Right Joe Campbell "Why?” the householder asked, when the candidate stopped by. “Why?” “Why are you running for Parliament?” “I want the big salary Members of Parliament get,” the candidate replied. “It’s more than twice what I’m making now.” “Surely, that’s not the only reason.” “Of course not,” the candidate said. “I also want the great pension MPs qualify for after only six years. No one I know of ... (Continue reading)

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Moral dimension of poverty

National Affairs Rory Leishman While the Trudeau Liberal government deserves credit for a substantial decline in child poverty over the past few years, there is still much that both the federal and the provincial governments should do to safeguard the lives and enhance the well-being of the poorest and most vulnerable of our fellow Canadians –starting, of course, with babies in the womb. As it is, the Trudeau ... (Continue reading)

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Big gay wants you

As has been widely reported, on Feb. 19 the Greater Essex County District School Board voted to require all of its elementary schools to the fly the rainbow flag throughout gay Pride Week. No doubt the little blighters from kindergarten to Grade 6 will be expected to salute the flag from the steps each time they enter and leave the school building, and from the playground whenever they take a break from bullying their gay and transgendered classmates at recess. ... (Continue reading)

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Jason Kenney becomes Alberta Premier

Jason Kenney becomes Alberta Premier

Jason Kenney In 2015, the Alberta NDP under Rachel Notley surprised the province and the country when it won a majority of seats in the Alberta election, mostly because the right-of-center voter was divided between the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. After the Conservative Party of Canada lost the federal election five months later, former immigration minister Jason Kenney turned his sights to provincial politics and campaigned for the ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta’s new Premier

Law Matters John Carpay Jason Kenney, Alberta’s new Premier, stated on election night that “parents know better than politicians what is best for their kids.” His United Conservative Party platform repeatedly referred to “Alberta’s successful tradition of school choice” and “the primary role of parents in choosing how their children are taught.” The UCP platform promises to repeal Bill 24, which requires teachers and principals to keep all ... (Continue reading)

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50 years of abortion in Canada

50 years of abortion in Canada

The Day of Infamy and Canada’s enduring shame The first National March for Life in Ottawa in 1998 was organized around the theme, “a day of infamy,” as it marked the day that abortion-on-demand became legal in Canada. About 700 people attended to bear witness against the injustice of abortion unleashed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his Omnibus Bill passed on May 14, 1969. As Fr. ... (Continue reading)

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Not all judges created equal

John Carpay Since 1982, judges have ruled in dozens of cases where a government, or a governmental authority, has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”). Section 2 of the Charter sets out the fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, conscience and religion, thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication. However, section 1 of the Charter empowers judges to uphold ... (Continue reading)

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Intersectionality and identity

Laying Down the Lawton As the progressive war on free speech wages on, some strange schisms in the left-wing mindset are being revealed. You’ve seen all the stories by now: students are reprimanded for not minding their male privilege, white privilege, heteronormativity, cisgender privilege, and all the other phrases that seem to have been created by a random drawing of Scrabble tiles. As is so often ... (Continue reading)

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Broken promises and politics

Broken promises and politics

Doug Ford Premier of Ontario It is hardly a secret that candidates for political office do not always keep their promises, and yet voters get fooled time and time again by politicians vowing to do this or that. Many voters assume that when a politician speaks he or she is lying, cynically believing that a promise made on the campaign trail is unlikely to be kept. Jokes, ... (Continue reading)

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Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

The Alberta NDP will face voters April 16 and it is expected that Rachel Notley’s government will fall to the United Conservative Party led by former pro-life federal MP Jason Kenney. Jason Kenney; leader of the United Conservative Party. Kenney, a former co-chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus in the 1990s and erstwhile immigration minister under Stephen Harper, returned to Alberta in 2016 and united ... (Continue reading)

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