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Christian Heritage Party seeks new members and a new leader

Christian Heritage Party seeks new members and a new leader

On Jan. 28, the national board of the Christian Heritage Party accepted the resignation of its leader, Jim Hnatiuk, who led the CHP since 2008. The board ratified the appointment of David J. Reimer, a member of the party since 1987 and a six-time CHP candidate, as interim leader and scheduled the leadership convention to be held in November. When Reimer was approved interim leader, CHP national president Louis Kwantes said in a communique that the “changes are significant” but “be ... (Continue reading)

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Prayer sustains sidewalk counselors

Most pro-life people are familiar with sidewalk counselors, activists who spend time outside of abortion facilities, praying, and attempting to offer support to the women going inside. However, much of the attention they receive comes from very good or very bad news. What is the day-to-day experience of a sidewalk counselor like? Enza Rattenni, executive director and sidewalk counselor at Aid to Women in Toronto, “stumbled upon” the work after filling a contract position there three years ago. Meeting ... (Continue reading)

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New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

Members of Bathurst Pro-Life picket the Chaleur Regional Hospital An international, fraternal organization is throwing its weight behind a group of pro-lifers facing legal action from a New Brunswick health authority for protesting in front of a hospital where abortions were being carried out. “We’re definitely working with national and international groups to get funding for them,” said David Hitchcock, state advocate for ... (Continue reading)

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Please support The Interim

Taylor Hyatt The Interim is a voice for those without one. The unborn babies killed by abortion. The aged, disabled, and others vulnerable to euthanasia. The voter who holds traditional, Christian values to be true but has no outlet for these views. We stand with you who dearly love life and want moral normalcy defended in the public arena of political and cultural debate. We cannot do it alone. We ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner found guilty, but released

Mary Wagner found guilty, but released

Mary Wagner stands with supporters outside the courthouse after her release June 12th. After almost two years, Mary Wagner’s trial on charges of mischief and failure to comply with probation orders came to an end in a north Toronto courtroom June 12, with her stepping out to freedom amid hugs and congratulations from about three dozen supporters. ... (Continue reading)

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Prayer sustains sidewalk counselors

Most pro-life people are familiar with sidewalk counselors, activists who spend time outside of abortion facilities, praying, and attempting to offer support to the women going inside. However, much of the attention they receive comes from very good or very bad news. What is the day-to-day experience of a sidewalk counselor like? Enza Rattenni, executive director and sidewalk counselor at Aid to Women in Toronto, “stumbled upon” the work after filling a contract position there three years ago. Meeting ... (Continue reading)

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University of Calgary allows students to appeal misconduct charges

The University of Calgary has allowed seven students to appeal charges of non-academic misconduct, filed four years ago after they set up a pro-life display on campus. According to a press release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the decision was made by the Student Discipline Appeal Committee of the Board of Governors on June 17. It “is a response to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judgment in Wilson v. University of Calgary (rendered on April 1, 2014).” The University of Calgary ... (Continue reading)

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The pro-life World Cup: how pro-life is each World Cup country?

The pro-life World Cup: how pro-life is each World Cup country?

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Polish documentary about Mary Wagner being made

A team of Polish filmmakers is making a documentary featuring Mary Wagner. The film, commissioned and funded by a Polish businessman, is being directed by Grzegorz Braun, who is known for his documentaries about controversial political issues. Zdzisław Sajuk, production manager for the documentary, told The Interim that the film will discuss abortion as a cultural, religious, and philosophical issue, while showing the repressive anti-free speech measures of countries that support the procedure. Produced by Film Open Group, the documentary will feature ... (Continue reading)

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Judge turns down Wagner application to have experts testify to humanity of unborn

Mary Wagner The judge in Mary Wagner’s current trial has turned down a defence application to have expert witnesses testify to the humanity of the unborn. Charles Lugosi, Wagner’s lawyer, had made the application during two days of hearings before Justice Fergus O’Donnell at the Ontario Court of Justice on May 13 and 14. His intention was to have two expert witnesses – a medical doctor and professor, as well ... (Continue reading)

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Multi-faceted attacks on life in our society

Multi-faceted attacks on life in our society

Sara Omaiche Editor’s Note: Essay contest administrator Dan DiRocco provided translation from French to English for this essay. Sara Omaiche is from Windsor and was third in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. A society that strives for utopia, should it not promote life over death? It took several centuries of heated debate to establish a movement uniting people and associations in defense of the “right to life.” The debate ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa doctors chastised for refusing to prescribe birth control

Three family doctors at an Ottawa health clinic are being criticized for refusing to prescribe birth control to their patients. The controversy started when Kate D. went to CareMedics Elmvale Acres walk-in clinic to get a prescription. She was surprised when the receptionist handed her a letter by the attending physician, Dr. Edmond Kyrillos, stating that he only provides Natural Family Planning due to “medical judgment as well as professional ethical concerns and religious values.” The note also states that Dr. ... (Continue reading)

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Joseph Cassar, RIP

Joseph Cassar, RIP

Joseph Cassar On April 19, Joseph Cassar passed from this earthly life, succumbing to heart disease. His inscrutable but faithful approach to promoting the pro-life cause will be sadly missed by his friends at Campaign Life Coalition in Toronto. Cassar, born in Malta in 1919, arrived in Canada in the early 1950s. He had served in the British merchant marines, and worked in the postal service among other jobs in ... (Continue reading)

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Newfoundland premier took part in pro-life walks

Frank Coleman, who became leader of the governing Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, and thus premier of the province, last month, was defending his pro-life views when it was reported that he and his family had regularly taken part in the Corner Brook annual Walk for Life. Coleman issued a statement on April 18 after the media reported his pro-life activism. He said, “as a leader I believe in the rule of law. It would be weak of me ... (Continue reading)

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CLC National Convention stresses message of no exceptions

CLC National Convention stresses message of no exceptions

Rebecca Kiessling talked about the personhood movement in the United States and what difference personhood laws could make in the abortion debate. About 200 people attended the Campaign Life Coalition banquet dinner and national convention, entitled, “Every human being deserves equal protection,” at the Woodbine Banquet and Convention Hall ... (Continue reading)

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