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McGinnis on Hollywood pedo-scandal

Rick McGinnis writes in the January Interim about a pedophilia scandal in Hollywood. Properly speaking the real scandal is how little attention the scandal of child abuse in Hollywood receives. As McGinnis says: More than any other business, Hollywood is a place where talent, youth and beauty are exploited, with a premium paid for all three. It’s also an industry that’s learned [...]

2012-01-31T10:58:10-05:00January 31, 2012|Soconvivium|

Crown finally provides disclosure in Wagner case

Prosecutors finally offered up disclosure – documents related to the case against her – when Mary Wagner made an appearance at the College Park courthouse in downtown Toronto on Dec. 13. Wagner has been imprisoned since Nov. 8, when she was charged with mischief and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order in connection with her arrest at [...]

2012-01-31T07:56:39-05:00January 30, 2012|Activism|

Supreme Court hears arguments in Gibbons case

The Supreme Court of Canada heard submissions Dec. 14 from the lawyer of Linda Gibbons, defending not the pro-life activist’s free speech rights, but rather how civil authorities deal with her for allegedly violating the “temporary” bubble zone injunction issued in 1994. Gibbons, 63, is a pro-life activist who has spent years in jail for peacefully protesting outside abortion facilities that [...]

2012-01-30T10:22:25-05:00January 30, 2012|Activism|

Bits & Pieces

Canada On Nov. 24 The Brunswickan, a newspaper at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), reported that the Student Union (UNBSU) had concerns about accrediting a Fredericton campus UNB Students for Life Club (one had been operating at the Saint John’s campus), and on Dec. 5 the UNBSU requested more information about the club’s activities including the centers the club would be [...]

2012-01-30T10:20:24-05:00January 30, 2012|Bits n' Pieces|

Scrap Section 13

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of MP Brian Storseth’s (CPC, Westlock-St.Paul) speech Nov. 22 in support of C-304, his private member’s bill to remove hate provisions from the Canada Human Rights Act. It is through freedom of speech and expression that we change governments here in Canada, not through riots and revolts. This is one of the unique factors that sets [...]

2012-01-30T10:19:09-05:00January 30, 2012|Human rights|

New Ontario abortion numbers

The Ontario government released its 2010 abortion billing records in response to a Freedom of Information Request submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by Patricia Maloney of the “Run with Life” blog. According to the statistics, there were at least 43,997 abortions in Ontario costing a minimum of $5,470,562.36 to Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). The number of abortions [...]

2012-01-30T10:16:37-05:00January 30, 2012|Abortion statistics|

McGuinty anti-bullying law criticized

On Dec 6., the Institute for Canadian Values held a press conference at Queen’s Park condemning the Liberal government’s anti-bullying legislation as a violation of the religious rights of denominational schools, a threat against religious freedom, and an assault on the rights of parents to be the primary educators of their children. Dr. Charles McVety of Canada Christian College, Jack Fonseca [...]

2012-01-27T08:12:13-05:00January 27, 2012|Politics|

New report documents university freedom

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) released a report on the state of freedom at universities across the country and found that many fail to promote and protect free speech, especially when it comes to the rights of pro-life groups on campus. The JCCF’s 2011 Campus Freedom Index rated 18 public universities and their student unions in terms of their commitment [...]

2012-01-27T08:08:58-05:00January 27, 2012|Society & Culture|

Doing well doing good

“Yes,” Bidwell said, “I want to take part in the anti-poverty campaign.” “Excellent,” the chairman replied. “We’re meeting here for the next several days to renew our mandate. If you’re interested, we’ve got openings for the right sort of people.” Hoping he was the right sort of person, Bidwell agreed to an interview. “Join me for dinner at my hotel,” the [...]

2012-01-27T08:06:41-05:00January 27, 2012|Columnist, Joe Campbell|

Confusing the kids over gender

Thank God for the “ferocious opposition” from the pro-family and pro-life voters to introducing the absurd project of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario Liberal government to implement a controversial sex education curriculum teaching Grade 3 children about homosexuality and Grade 7 children about anal and oral sex. Can polygamy and bestiality be far behind? All these crucial issues without going to the electorate [...]

2012-01-27T08:01:35-05:00January 27, 2012|Columnist, Frank Kennedy|

Sandusky is the tip of the iceberg

So former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky explained in a painfully clumsy interview that he was not sexually aroused by young boys, but does like to shower with them and touch their legs. Oh well, that’s okay then. No wrong-doing there. No sir, you’re a criminal and a pervert sir, and that is the end of story. Good God, who [...]

2012-01-27T07:59:26-05:00January 27, 2012|Columnist, Michael Coren|

What government can do to help caregivers

A new study is calling for increased support for family caregivers in Canada. Supporting Caregivers and Caregiving in an Aging Canada by Janice Keefe of the Institute for Research on Public Policy addresses the pressing issue of how to care for an increasing elderly population as the baby boomer cohort continues to age. Currently, much of home care is provided by informal [...]

2012-01-26T11:50:15-05:00January 26, 2012|Announcements, Features, Palliative Care|

Child abuse scandals rock Hollywood. Or not.

Just as the sordid but ongoing saga of filmmaker and convicted pedophile Roman Polanski fades once again from the headlines, stories of child abuse in Hollywood have erupted again, with an unprecedented frequency. Of course, if you don’t know where to look for this sort of news, you might never have heard a thing. In late November, a composer who had won [...]

2012-01-31T10:22:28-05:00January 26, 2012|Announcements, Features, Rick McGinnis|

Saskatchewan’s James McGettigan was ‘consumate pro-lifer’

Dr. James (Jim) McGettigan, a long-time pro-life activist who served as president of the Saskatchewan Coalition for the Protection of Human Life in the 1970s and Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan in the 1980s, passed away Nov. 20. As Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes recalls, McGettigan, who also served on the provincial and national boards of CLC, he was a [...]

2012-01-26T11:42:34-05:00January 26, 2012|Profiles|

GOP politics & 39 years of Roe

Yesterday marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision which made abortion-on-demand the law of the land in America. Today hundreds of thousands will march in the nation's capital to demand justice for the unborn. Rick Santorum has an article in the Wall Street Journal about abortion. Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination and has been a steadfast [...]

2012-01-23T10:55:14-05:00January 23, 2012|Soconvivium|
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