PMO blows off concerns about rights tribunals

Editor’s note: Here is a form letter sent to people inquiring about what the Prime Minister’s Office will do to protect freedom of speech and other genuine human rights, whether the government will support removing Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act or what other actions it might take to review the scope of human rights tribunals’ prosecutorial activities. One recipient [...]

2009-12-23T14:28:24-05:00April 23, 2008|Politics|

Victory for pro-lifers at the UN

There was much enthusiasm at the beginning of the UN’s 52nd Commission of the Status of Women held in New York Feb. 25 -March 7. An important annual meeting, the CSW is a central concern for the members of the pro-life/pro-family UN coalition. The coalition is composed of non-governmental organizations from around the world, including Campaign Life Coalition, the Catholic Family and [...]

2009-12-23T14:17:06-05:00April 23, 2008|Pro-Life|

Unborn victims bill passes Second Reading

Opponents continue to claim C-484 will jeopardize abortion While quick to note that C-484 is not strictly a pro-life bill, pro-life leaders were pleased to see it pass Second Reading on March 5 by a margin of 147-132. C-484 is Conservative MP Ken Epp’s private member’s bill, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, which would recognize in law an unborn child harmed when [...]

2009-12-23T14:14:17-05:00April 23, 2008|Equal Rights, Politics|

King of the con men

I got out of the taxi in front of former U.S. vice-president Al Gore’s posh home in Nashville, Tenn. and whom should I find there pulling his oversized suitcase along the sidewalk but a well dressed con man I knew back in Canada! “Joe!” I cried. “What are you doing in the U.S.? The last time I saw you were selling body [...]

2009-12-23T14:08:55-05:00April 23, 2008|Columnist, Frank Kennedy|

What defines us

Sweet Smell of Roses At, the definitions of “pro-life” include the following: “An idealistic position acknowledging that from a scientific point of view, human life begins at conception and thus, human rights should extend to the unborn. Because this (conviction) also assumes personal responsibility, it is widely despised.” We aren’t told who is allegedly shirking responsibility; the poster is probably referring [...]

2009-12-23T14:03:42-05:00April 23, 2008|Activism, Society & Culture|

Anglicans leaving the comfortable pew

On Feb. 13, the members of St. John’s Shaughnessy Church in Vancouver set a good example for all faithful Anglicans by resolving to leave the Anglican Church of Canada, rather than remain under the authority of a heretical bishop. The vote was not even close. By the overwhelming margin of 475-11 (with nine abstentions), the congregation formally renounced the authority [...]

2009-12-23T14:01:09-05:00April 23, 2008|Columnist, Rory Leishman|

Our Fathers

In February, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty “said it was time to ‘move beyond’ the Lord’s Prayer” (which is recited at the beginning of every session of the provincial legislature) “to a more inclusive custom that better reflects Ontario’s multiculturalism.” Before asking why this very ancient and pious tradition should be done away with now, or why it falls to McGuinty of all [...]

2009-12-23T13:58:44-05:00April 23, 2008|Editorials|

Why The Interim

Last month, The Interim celebrated its 25th anniversary. It might seem strange that a newspaper, founded after the fact to cover a press conference the media ignored, should have such an achievement to celebrate. By its name and nature, the paper presents itself as a temporary enterprise. Nevertheless, we are still around, after a quarter of a century. Sadly, we cannot be the Pro-Life [...]

2009-12-23T13:57:54-05:00April 23, 2008|Editorials|

Bits and Pieces

Canada On March 17, the Liberals won three by-elections and the Conservatives one. Among the new Liberal MPs is former NDP Ontario premier Bob Rae, who brought in the temporary injunction against peaceful pro-life witnessing in 1994 … REAL Women is pleased with changes to the advisory board of the federally funded Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The museum, which has received $1 million from Ottawa [...]

2009-12-23T13:56:51-05:00April 23, 2008|Bits n' Pieces, News Bits|
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