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The ultimate safe space

In recent years, so-called safe spaces have popped up on university campuses in both the United States and Canada. From designated rooms with puppies and pillows for people who need a retreat from the pressures of the real world of cloistered academia to bans on certain points of view in student common areas and even classrooms, the idea that young people should [...]

2017-02-27T14:01:30-05:00February 27, 2017|Editorials, Pro-Life|

Bits & Pieces

Canada The abortion pill Mifegymiso was available for the first time in Canada in mid-January at two women’s health clinics: Calgary’s Kensington Clinic and Vancouver’s Willow Women’s Clinic. Health Canada approved the drug in 2015 for distribution in 2016 but delays on the manufacturing and distributor’s side prevented it from becoming available until last month. Celia Posyniak, the executive director of Calgary’s [...]

2017-02-27T13:46:05-05:00February 27, 2017|Bits n' Pieces|

One billion abortions in past century: report

A billion is an almost impossible number to comprehend. It’s a thousand million, or a thousand, thousand-thousands. One mathematician speculated that if one billion children made a human tower, it would reach beyond the moon. Counting to a billion would take almost 100 years. A time-traveler going back about a billion minutes would find himself in the time of Jesus. Researchers released [...]

2017-02-27T13:38:15-05:00February 27, 2017|Abortion, Abortion statistics|

Ontario PCs ripped for nomination controversies

McNaughton reminds party it is a broad coalition Monte McNaughton says Ontario PCs must build a coalition that includes social conservatives. When Patrick Brown ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership in 2015, he vowed to have open nominations. Recently, that commitment has been called into question. The Toronto Star reported in December that numerous candidates have been disqualified from seeking [...]

2017-02-27T13:33:47-05:00February 27, 2017|Politics, Society & Culture|

Safe injection sites

National Affairs Rory Leishman For the past year, headlines across Canada have tracked a shocking increase in deaths from overdoses of illicit opioids. The final count for 2016 in British Columbia could reach close to 900; that is up more than 70 per cent over 2015 and twice the annual death toll in the province from traffic accidents. For Canada [...]

2017-02-27T13:44:00-05:00February 26, 2017|Columnist, Politics, Rory Leishman, Society & Culture|

2017 National March for Life

The National March for Life (NMfL) will be held in Ottawa on Thursday May 11th, 2017. This year marks the 20th National March for Life in Ottawa as well as the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation. In honour of these historic, milestone events, we are very excited to announce this year’s March for Life theme: Life - we stand on guard for thee. Please see [...]

2017-05-18T11:41:23-04:00February 21, 2017|Announcements, Events, Features, March for Life|

Report documents abortion industry malfeasance

A new report outlines the abuses rampant in the American abortion industry. Unsafe: How the Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women is the title of a new, 200-page study by Americans United for Life that documents numerous investigations over the past eight years in hundreds of abortion facilities in 32 states. In total, there were 754 documented violations, 34 [...]

2017-02-16T20:03:22-05:00February 16, 2017|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Issues, Society & Culture|

Candidates address social issues in Tory leadership race

    More than a dozen MPs, former MPs, and businessmen are running to replace former prime minister Stephen Harper as permanent leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. With 14 people officially in the race after reality TV star and businessman Kevin O’Leary entered the race in January, some party insiders are beginning to wonder if many candidates will drop out [...]

2017-02-13T18:37:17-05:00February 13, 2017|Announcements, Features, Issues, Politics|

Fake news is nothing new

There’s a story my family likes to tell about the only time my mother’s photo ever appeared in a national newspaper. She had been invited to the offices of the Toronto Star with several other women, where the paper had apparently set up a test kitchen. Several dishes were baked, interviews were conducted, and photos were taken of the women. When the [...]

2017-02-10T19:46:49-05:00February 11, 2017|Columnist, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

British abortion chain Mary Stopes cited for safety violations

Edward Baker, deputy chief inspector of hospitals in the UK says Care Quality Commission will continue to monitor abortuaries. A report released by a British health watchdog outlines numerous safety violations in the country’s abortion facilities run by Marie Stopes International (MSI). In the past year, 2,634 infractions were recorded, an increase of 704 compared to the year before. Inspectors [...]

2017-02-10T17:11:03-05:00February 11, 2017|Abortion|

CPC leadership and social issues

We have already editorialized on the unique opportunity pro-life and pro-family Canadians have with the Conservative leadership race but it is worth mentioning again. While pro-life candidates have run for leader of parties in the past, we have never had the chance to support two candidates who are running on socially conservative issues. Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux not only declare themselves [...]

2017-02-10T17:02:34-05:00February 11, 2017|Editorials, Election Briefs|

Dangerous thoughts on university safe zones

You thought that war was hell; that trudging through mud in the trenches for months on end, and then going over the top into the teeth of enemy fire, was the worst sort of physical and psychological torture a human could endure. Think again. On today’s university campuses, safe zones can hardly cope, apparently, with the sufferers of a burgeoning epidemic of [...]

2017-02-09T13:40:03-05:00February 11, 2017|Announcements, Features, Society & Culture|

Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

President Donald Trump's signed executive order prohibiting U.S. funding of abortion groups abroad. On Jan. 23, three days after assuming the office of President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the use of foreign aid money for the provision or promotion of abortion. In 1984 at the United Nations Population Conference in Mexico City, President [...]

2017-02-09T13:25:34-05:00February 9, 2017|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Politics|

Here’s to clarity

Light is Right Joe Campbell Please don’t breed any more acronyms and initialisms. The speed with which they increase and multiply overwhelms me. Trying to figure out what these abbreviations mean, or don’t mean, is like puzzling over quotes from an unfamiliar language. Oh, I realize that some acronyms are widely understood, like OPEC, a political cartel and AIDS, a [...]

2017-05-05T11:55:06-04:00February 5, 2017|Columnist, Joe Campbell|

Pro-lifers pleased with Judge Neil Gorsuch

Last night President Donald Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the bench with someone who shared his originalist judicial philosophy and named 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. It isn't much of a surprise that Democrats are opposed to Gorsuch, especially considering their client [...]

2017-02-01T11:52:12-05:00February 1, 2017|Soconvivium|
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