Bits & Pieces

Canada The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Dying with Dignity, a euthanasia advocacy group, is pressuring the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba to require doctors to refer patients for euthanasia. The College is seeking input concerning guidelines for euthanasia in the province, but Dying with Dignity is upset that the Manitoba College is not requiring doctors to refer patients for [...]

2015-12-01T19:30:14-05:00November 30, 2015|Bits n' Pieces|

Interim leader chosen, Tory shadow cabinet named

Rona Ambrose On Nov. 5, the Conservative caucus elected Rona Ambrose interim leader of the party in a vote that saw eight candidates vie to lead the Tories on a temporary basis. The proceedings, like all caucus business, occurred behind closed doors. Ambrose defeated pro-life MPs Candace Bergen and Mike Lake, pro-abortion MPs Erin O’Toole and Michelle Rempel, and three [...]

2015-11-25T13:47:24-05:00November 25, 2015|Politics|

Liberal government changes assisted suicide panel mandate

Following the Supreme Court’s Carter decision throwing out Canada’s prohibition on assisted-suicide, the Conservative government established an External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada. Just ten days after being sworn in, the Liberal government ordered a new mandate for the panel, one day before it was scheduled to report. On Nov. 14, Health Minister Jane Philpott and [...]

2015-11-25T13:49:47-05:00November 25, 2015|Assisted Suicide, Politics|

Trudeau agenda partially revealed in ministerial mandate letters

Justin Trudeau On Nov. 13, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did something no head of Canada’s federal government has ever done: release the mandate letters given to every minister outlining expectations and government priorities for his portfolio. The move provides an insight into the government’s agenda and it was applauded by many in the media as a victory for accountable and [...]

2015-11-25T07:01:16-05:00November 25, 2015|Announcements, Features, Politics|

New Health Minister wants to increase abortion ‘access’

Health Minister Jane Philpott Replying to an inquiry from the CBC, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government will “equalize” abortion “access” across Canada, which abortion advocates claim is not universally easy throughout the country. In a written response to the state broadcaster, Philpott said: “We know that abortion services remain patchy in parts of the country, and that [...]

2015-11-25T07:08:19-05:00November 25, 2015|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Politics|

Sex-ed protests continue, Ontario premier lashes out

Dhalid Mahmood and Jack Fonseca address a press conference about parental action against Ontario's sex-ed curriculum. On Oct. 1, thousands of parents across Ontario kept their children home from school as part of a day of action organized by the Canadian Families Alliance to protest the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum being implemented this year in all taxpayer-funded schools in Ontario. [...]

2015-11-19T20:09:47-05:00November 19, 2015|Marriage and Family, Sex Education|

Pro-Life activist James V. McManamy Sr., RIP

James V. McManamy Sr. After a brief illness, on Sept. 11, my father, James V. McManamy Sr. went to his eternal rest. When he got to the other side, I have that the words he heard were “well done good and faithful servant, for I was hungry and you gave me to eat.” Besides his greatest joy, his three children, [...]

2015-11-19T20:03:32-05:00November 19, 2015|Marriage and Family, Pro-Life|

Everybody wins

Light is Right Joe Campbell Military medals fascinate me. Not just their metallic luster and multi-coloured ribbons, but their number and variety. When I see a chest full of overlapping medals, I can’t resist counting them. So far, I’ve counted seventeen in a row, although I suspect I may have missed some. What fascinates me most is how the bearers [...]

2015-11-19T19:57:02-05:00November 19, 2015|Joe Campbell|

Alberta pro-life students demand protection from mob censorship

"The University of Alberta is condoning the complete suppression of our free expression rights on campus," stated Amberlee Nicol, a second-year education student and president of Go Life. The University of Alberta “Go-Life” Club and John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are taking on the University of Alberta for not only failing to protect the club’s freedom [...]

2015-11-19T19:54:35-05:00November 19, 2015|Activism, Pro-Life, Society & Culture, Youth Activism|

Gibbons awaits trial seven weeks after arrest

Linda Gibbons Fifty days after her Sept. 2 arrest outside the Morgentaler abortion facility on Hillsdale Avenue Linda Gibbons remains in jail. And following her silent and brief Tuesday morning appearance in College Park Court, via video from the Vanier Center for Women, the 67-year-old pro-life grandmother will remain behind bars yet another week, as her case was put off [...]

2015-12-01T19:25:42-05:00November 19, 2015|Activism, Pro-Life|

Toronto Catholic School Board will teach radical sex curriculum

The Toronto Catholic Board will teach the radical sex curriculum. The much-anticipated changes to meet the “Catholic lens” criteria has turned out to be mere window dressing. The Ottawa Catholic Board was first off the mark to endorse the sex curriculum parent resource guides prepared by the Institute for Catholic Education (ICE). It was predicted that once one school board accepted the [...]

2015-11-19T19:42:30-05:00November 19, 2015|Sex Education|

Nearly half of Tory caucus pro-life

The Conservative Party was reduced from majority government to sizable opposition, falling to 99 seats. Campaign Life Coalition rates 41 of the victorious Conservative MPs pro-life and admits that others were supportable according to their red, yellow, and green-light system. Because the Liberals and NDP have either formal or leader-imposed policies prohibiting pro-life candidates, CLC had no green-lit candidates in those parties. [...]

2015-11-19T19:38:51-05:00November 19, 2015|Announcements, Features, Issues, Politics|

Three movies for families

Perhaps it’s a quirk of our family, but sitting down together for a movie regularly has always been as important as sitting down for a meal. I have spent 30 years, on and off, writing about movies and other entertainment, so I’ve always wanted to be there for those moments I remember so well from my own childhood, when something I saw [...]

Human beings have value

  Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will by Geoff Colvin (Penguin, $32.95, 248 pages) There is a growing concern about the future of man. Can mere human beings compete with technology in the job market? Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated, has written a stunning defense of flesh and blood human beings in Humans are [...]

2015-11-12T15:14:52-05:00November 12, 2015|Book Review, Society & Culture|

CHP garner 15,000 votes nationally

The Christian Heritage Party ran 30 candidates in the federal election, garnering a total of 15,284 votes nationwide, an average of nearly 510 votes in the ridings which the CHP ran. It was the seventh most among the political parties, after the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Bloc Quebecois, Green, and Libertarians. CHP leader Rod Taylor thanked “all our CHP candidates who have given [...]

2015-11-12T15:01:27-05:00November 12, 2015|Announcements, Features, Politics, Religion|
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