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Prentice government withdraws Bill 10

Prentice government withdraws Bill 10

Jim Prentice sought to balance gay rights and parental rights, but withdrew the bill following criticism it was not pro-gay enough. The new Progressive Conservative government of Jim Prentice in Alberta proposed Bill 10, a law that would give students the right to create gay-straight alliance clubs in their schools ... (Continue reading)

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Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister Steve Kent says he will expand abortion services if women or doctors ask for it. There are about 1,000 surgical abortions committed in Newfoundland and Labrador each year, all them carried out in two facilities in the capital, St. John’s. Health and Community Services Minister Steve Kent said he would ... (Continue reading)

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Saskatchewan readies to pass special protections for ‘transgender people’

The Saskatchewan Party government is moving ahead with plans to amend the province’s human rights legislation to prohibit discrimination based on “gender identity,” even though the province’s Human Rights Commissioner says that “transgender people have always been protected by the code.” Denise Hounjet-Roth, president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan, said the proposed legislation introduced in the Legislature last week is an example of “politically correct” ideology. “If people who identify as ‘trans’ are already protected, why do they need extra protections? ... (Continue reading)

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Pressure to reverse, ignore government’s prostitution law

Pressure to reverse, ignore government’s prostitution law

The federal government’s Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act came into force on Dec. 6, but a group of pro-prostitution and other social agencies are calling on the Harper government to scrap the bill as some jurisdictions, including Ontario, consider their options to either ignore or challenge the law. Bill-36 was passed in Parliament in the Fall and came into effect on the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique school shooting. It was the government’s response to the Supreme Court’s ... (Continue reading)

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RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

The CBC website featured a story headlined, “Anti-abortion protest bent rules on Parliament Hill.” This was on Dec. 12, more than two months after the demonstration in the nation’s capital. On Oct. 2, the Association for Reformed Political Action had volunteers erect 100,000 small blue and pink flags representing the “approximately 100,000 preborn children terminated through abortion each year in Canada.” But according to rules governing use of Parliament Hill, events ... (Continue reading)

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Tory Hopefuls Take Issue with Party’s Education Critic on Sex Ed

Tory Hopefuls Take Issue with Party’s Education Critic on Sex Ed

Monte McNaughton Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Monte McNaughton (Lambton–Kent–Middlesex) has come out against his party’s education critic after the latter backed the Wynne government’s plan to introduce controversial changes to the province’s sex ed curriculum. MPP Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North) said Dec. 12, that backing the Wynne sex-ed program is in the PC Party’s “best interest,” but McNaughton told LifeSiteNews Dec. 15, that he “wholeheartedly disagrees” with Dunlop’s stance. If he ... (Continue reading)

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Former Tory running for Liberals misrepresents abortion views

Former Tory running for Liberals misrepresents abortion views

Former MP Bill Casey seems to have flip-flopped on abortion to run for Justin Trudeau's Liberals. When a former Tory MP announced he would run in his old Nova Scotia riding for the Liberals, the first thing political journalists focused on was not the party-jumping involved in Bill Casey seeking the Liberal nomination in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodobit ... (Continue reading)

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Britain votes to ban sex-selective abortion

Britain votes to ban sex-selective abortion

Canadian parliamentarians aren’t even allowed to debate gendercide Conservative MP Leon Benoit raised the issue of gendercide during a statement in the House of Commons Britain is making progress on banning sex-selective abortion. United Kingdom MPs voted in favour of Conservative MP Fiona Bruce’s Abortion (Sex Selection) Bill by 181-1 on ... (Continue reading)

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Jean Augustine criticized over expenses

A pro-abortion former MP that was appointed by former Ontario Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty to be the Fairness Commissioner in 2007 has been criticized for claiming excessive and inappropriate expenses. Jean Augustine billed Ontario taxpayers for thousands of dollars for foreign limousine rides, a city sightseeing tour in Finland, and for a pair of $3.40 headphones on a flight from Toronto to Halifax. Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton said, “it’s an abuse of tax dollars” and “I think taxpayers deserve better ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative government offers tax relief for families

On Oct. 30, the Conservative government announced a bouquet of tax relief and other benefits for families with children, including the fulfilment of 2011 election promise to implement income splitting. Most significantly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the Universal Child Care Benefit would be expanded. The benefit would be boosted from $100 to $160 per month for children under seven, and a new benefit of $60 per month would be introduced for children seven to 17. The enhanced ... (Continue reading)

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Trudeau puts his illiberalism on display in memoir

Trudeau puts his illiberalism on display in memoir

Common Ground by Justin Trudeau (HarperCollins, $32.50, 343 pages) Liberal leader Justin Trudeau released his combination memoirs/extended campaign manifesto for the 2015 federal election. Anyone who has followed the career of Justin Trudeau will find nothing new or surprising despite the copious listicles that appeared following the book’s publication in October (the CBC’s “Seven surprising revelations from Common Ground”or CTV’s “10 surprising revelations from Justin Trudeau’s new memoirs”). In the ... (Continue reading)

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Christian Heritage Party selects new leader

Christian Heritage Party selects new leader

Rod Taylor waves to the crowd after it was announced he was the new CHP leader. (Photo P. Tuns) On Nov. 6, Rod Taylor was acclaimed new leader of the Christian Heritage Party at their triennial convention in Hamilton, Ont. Taylor, the deputy leader and western regional development director, who has run ... (Continue reading)

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Christian audience member kicked out of Toronto mayor’s debate

Christian audience member kicked out of Toronto mayor’s debate

Police escort Christian activist Iola Fortino from the Toronto mayoral debate at York Memorial Collegiate on Sept. 23. Fortino says she was not the only one interrupting the debate, but was ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal MLA wants private schools defunded

Alberta MLA Kent Hehr, the Liberal representative for the riding of Calgary-Buffalo, wants to end funding to the province’s private schools. In a letter to the editor of the Calgary Herald in July, Hehr wrote, “it is time Albertans decide whether we want to separate our children on the basis of wealth and religion by subsidizing private schools or commit ourselves to the principle of equality of opportunity.” He claimed that public schools lead to “better outcomes for individuals and societies” ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers looking for supportable candidate in Ontario PC leadership contest

Pro-lifers looking for supportable candidate in Ontario PC leadership contest

  The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is looking for a new leader and pro-lifers who support the party are seeking one that will offer more to social conservatives than recent Tory leaders. The PCs will have a leadership vote the first week of May 2015 and thus far there are five declared candidates: federal Conservative MP Patrick Brown (Barrie), and Ontario Progressive Conservative MPPs Christine Elliott (Whitby-Oshawa), Vic Fedeli ... (Continue reading)

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