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Dementia and public policy

The aging of Canada’s population and the significant burden posed by complex conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is leading to concern about the deficit in quality care to meet the needs of elderly patients. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, there are 103,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias diagnosed each year. There are 750,000 people living with some form of dementia and that number is expected to double by 2030. The annual cost of treating people ... (Continue reading)

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Vellacott introduces shared parenting motion

Vellacott introduces shared parenting motion

Maurice Vellacott Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin) chose neither of his pro-life bills when it came time to table his private member’s business when the House resumed after its Christmas recess. On Jan. 31, Vellacott rose in the House to declare: “I have had a difficult decision to make. I have 4 items on the Order Paper, and all of them are of great importance. One is a ... (Continue reading)

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Vote on Bill 52 may be scuttled by Quebec politics

Vote on Bill 52 may be scuttled by Quebec politics

Proposed euthanasia law is ‘unconstitutional, imprecise and lethal’: EPC Quebec premier Pauline Marois may face an election before her governments's Bill-52 is passed. The Quebec legislature recessed for two weeks when the latest session of the National Assembly ended Feb. 20, which might help kill Bill 52, the so-called medical-aid-in-dying bill that would ... (Continue reading)

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Culture and politics

Andrea Mrozek reports on a presentation given by a pollster at the Manning Networking Conference this past weekend: he pollster identified that abortion falls into the quadrant of issues that the Conservatives don’t care about and Canadians don’t care about. Ie. It’s not an issue the Government should be raising. I was sitting next to a pro-life friend and she asked, “do you think that’s true?” I do. And I think it’s important for pro-life Canadians ... (Continue reading)

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Tories split on income-splitting

Tories split on income-splitting

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty raised doubts about income-splitting for tax purposes, leading to a debate within the Conservative ranks about whether to abandon key 2011 election platform. During the 2011 federal election, Stephen Harper said that a Conservative government would allow income-splitting ... (Continue reading)

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Legislating morality

The old trope is not whether we legislate morality, but whose morality do we legislate. The question is pertinent in regards to the issues we deal with at The Interim like abortion, the family, homosexual rights, and religious freedom. At Intercollegiate Review, Amelia Sims addresses the issue in a short post entitled, "Is not legislating morality an option?" And of course the proper response is that virtually all legislation, even taxes and treaties, are legislating some sort of morality. ... (Continue reading)

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Standing in the gap

Standing in the gap

CHP deputy leader Rod Taylor And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30  Here we are in the first few weeks of 2014; we in the Christian Heritage Party, like all Canadians, are making plans for the months ahead, ... (Continue reading)

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Woodworth addresses Manitoba pro-lifers

Woodworth addresses Manitoba pro-lifers

Stephen Woodworth (second left) with pro-life youth from Manitoba. MP Stephen Woodworth (CPC, Kitchener Centre) talked to a pair of pro-life groups in Brandon, Manitoba in January about his 2012 motion, M-312, that sought to have Parliament explore the scientific and medical evidence regarding preborn life and determine if that information had any human rights implications. When it was defeated in September ... (Continue reading)

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FCP leader steps down

FCP leader steps down

Eric Ames named interim leader Phil Lees stepped down as leader of the Family Coalition Party. Phil Lees, leader of the Family Coalition Party of Ontario, resigned his position in a move made public by a Jan. 16 email to members and supporters. According to long-time pro-life activist and FCP president Lynne Scime, Lees resigned to work full-time ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal Party considers prostitution, euthanasia

Liberal Party considers prostitution, euthanasia

Justin Trudeau Resolutions that the Liberal Party of Canada will consider at their biennial convention in Montreal Feb. 20-23 include endorsing the legalization of euthanasia and prostitution. The Liberal Party website says, “this convention will be a key milestone on the road to the next federal election in 2015,” because “delegates will vote to adopt the policy resolutions that will inspire our next electoral platform.” The resolutions have been put ... (Continue reading)

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Obamacare contraception mandate challenged

Obamacare contraception  mandate challenged

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Obamacare contraception mandate can be forced on employers. According to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which was largely upheld by the Supreme Court in June 2012, contraception must be included by insurance policies. Religiously affiliated non-profit businesses such as Catholic hospitals are currently exempted from the contraception mandate. For-profit businesses are still required to fund contraception. Two Christian-owned companies are challenging the requirement ... (Continue reading)

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Media notices pro-lifers get involved in politics

In it’s Dec. 5 edition, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Campaign Life Coalition is involved in the political process, trying to help get pro-life candidates elected to Parliament. Under the headline, “Anti-abortion group looking to run candidates as Conservatives in Ottawa ridings,” Glen McGregor reported that CLC is calling its supporters in the nation’s capital to encourage them to purchase $15 memberships in the Conservative Party in order to participate in future candidate nomination meetings. CLC Toronto chairman Jeff Gunnarson confirmed ... (Continue reading)

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Reform Bill greeted with cautious optimism from pro-lifers

Reform Bill greeted with cautious optimism from pro-lifers

Michael Chong has tabled a private member's bill that seeks to empower MPs and caucus at the expense of party leaders. Conservative MP Michael Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills) introduced his private member’s bill, C-559, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (reforms), which would ... (Continue reading)

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Vellacott files two pro-life motions

Vellacott files two pro-life motions

Maurice Vellacott has tabled two motions that would establish a parliamentary committee to examine the legal obligations owed to pre born children. On Dec. 6, Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin) filed a pair of pro-life motions. (Both Motions M-482 and M-483 listed below) Both motions call for the creation of ... (Continue reading)

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Interview with former Liberal MP Garnet Bloomfield

Interview with former Liberal MP Garnet Bloomfield

Campaign Life Coalition interviewed former Liberal MP Garnet Bloomfield (London-Middlesex)by telephone on October 31. Bloomfield was one of two Liberals to vote against the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982.  CLC: You were one of two Liberal MPs who opposed the charter in 1982. By voting against it, you voted against your party and against Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Why did vote against it? Garnet Bloomfield, 2013 Garnet Bloomfield: ... (Continue reading)

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