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Report looks at free speech at Canada’s universities

Report looks at free speech at Canada’s universities

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has released its annual report on the state of free speech in Canada’s universities, and it doesn’t bode well for the liberty of students on campus. The 2014 Campus Freedom Index gives four grades in total to each of Canada’s 52 publicly funded universities. The administration and student union at each institution receive two grades based on how much their official policy and actual ... (Continue reading)

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Girl Guides of Canada works with pro-abortion groups

As American pro-life activists lead a boycott campaign on the Girl Scouts, the Girl Guides of Canada has been caught partnering with and supporting organizations that actively promote contraception and abortion as empowering to girls. Promising to be “true to myself” and to “take action for a better world” Girl Guide members have been sent as youth representatives to pro-abortion conferences in the developing world and to a leadership training camp run by a pro-abortion-and-contraception organization. They have worked for organizations ... (Continue reading)

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Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic content.  Toronto’s public health agency developed graphic sex education resources to assist teachers in delivering Ontario’s health and physical education curriculum, The Interim has discovered. Toronto Public Health’s website contains three sets of lesson plans: Teaching Puberty: You Can Do It! for Grades 5 to 6, Grade 7/8 Sexual Health Curriculum, and High School Sexual Health Curriculum for grades 9 to12. There ... (Continue reading)

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How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

In 2012, the Social Justice Council at St. Theresa of Lisieux High School in Richmond Hill, Ont., hosted a pro-life symposium for students at their school. Every tragedy has its bystanders; those who believe what is happening is wrong, but don’t try to defend the ... (Continue reading)

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Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Aleandra Jezierski (second left) organized the Letters4Life campaign Youth make up a significant portion of Canada’s pro-life movement. An entire generation can now call themselves survivors of a form of genocide, since the infamous R. v. Morgentaler decision was made 25 years ago this past January. There are probably many more who would like to get involved, but feel their age will prevent ... (Continue reading)

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Calls to liberalize sex ed in Ontario amid sex controversies within system

Calls to liberalize sex ed in Ontario amid sex controversies within system

Editor’s Note: There is sexually explicit content in this story. ... (Continue reading)

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Crossroads walkers spend summer supporting ‘worthy cause’

Crossroads walkers spend summer supporting ‘worthy cause’

Jacinta Fox took part in the 2011 Crossroads walk. Could you imagine giving up your entire summer to raise awareness of the abortion issue in Canada? What if that summer was spent walking across Canada, through cities and forests, rain or shine? Approximately ten young people on the Crossroads Canada team are doing just that. They began traveling from Vancouver on May ... (Continue reading)

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Interim appeal for funds

We had an appeal in the June Interim asking readers to support the paper by helping fund our summer intern program. Please consider giving and to give generously. Taylor Hyatt, who has been blogging here at Soconvivium in recent weeks, is one of the students working for us this summer. Your donation is an investment in not just pro-life journalism of The Interim, but in these pro-life youth. While we appreciate every donation, for $75 or more, you will be ... (Continue reading)

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High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

Principal Rick Townsend (left) and CLC president Jim Hughes helped launch a high school pro-life initiative in southwestern Ontario. On the evening of April 17, Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition was the guest speaker at a special parents’ meeting at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary ... (Continue reading)

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Fraser Valley student union restricts pro-life activity on campus

A gendercide presentation to be given by Mike Schouten, campaign director of WeNeedALaw.ca, to UFV Life Link on April 10 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been censored due to what the student union claimed were security concerns. In the end, a compromise was reached when UFV allowed a by-invitation-only private meeting to take place with Schouten. Around 13 people attended, including UFV Student Union Society president Shane Potter. The club, which has obtained legal ... (Continue reading)

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Using social media to inform and activate

Using social media to inform and activate

When then 12-year-old Lia Mills posted her speech about abortion on YouTube, she got millions of news. The pro-life movement has taken advantage of the rising popularity of social media to spread its message and gain supporters. During the U.S. March for Life in January 2013, pro-lifers used these platforms to spread information and report on the event attended by hundreds of thousands of participants, which the mainstream media ... (Continue reading)

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An outrage on campus

An outrage on campus

On March 13, a Member of Parliament visited the University of Waterloo to make an address to a group of students. In the middle of his speech, this elected representative was interrupted by a handful of protesters, one of whom was not even a student at the university. But campus police did not intervene during this disruption, so the speech was cancelled and the audience dispersed. The university ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life club wins battle at B.C. university

Pro-life club wins battle at B.C. university

Oliver Capko A British Columbia campus pro-life group has won its fight to become a recognized club. Protectores Vitae, formed by students, and led by president Oliver Capko at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Greater Vancouver Area, obtained legal representation from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and announced, on Dec. 3, that it would take the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) to court because it was denied club status by the ... (Continue reading)

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Campus freedom index documents censorship of pro-life groups

Campus freedom index documents censorship of pro-life groups

Carleton pro-life student Ruth Lobo was arrested in 2010. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has released its 2012 Campus Freedom Index which measures and rates the state of free speech at Canadian universities and gives 28 F grades and just three As. The JCCF’s Index, and an accompanying longer report, The State of Campus Free Speech in 2012, examines 35 universities and student unions across Canada to measure both ... (Continue reading)

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Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

Genevieve Umeh (right) and Joann Rajanayagam (left) of McMaster Lifeline receive the pro-life club award from Dan Di Rocco, representing The Interim and Niagara Region RTL. For the past 15 years the National Campus Life Network CLN Symposium has been bringing together university students from across Canada for a weekend featuring speakers to provide information and knowledge to equip them to bring the pro-life message to their university campus. This year’s ... (Continue reading)

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