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David Mainse, RIP

David Mainse On Sept. 25, Rev. David Mainse passed away at the age of 81 following a  five-year battle with leukemia. Mainse was the founder of Crossroads Christian Communications and longtime host of Canada’s longest running daily television program, “100 Huntley Street.” 100 Huntley Street had its origins as a 15-minute, weekly show on a Pembroke TV station in 1962 [...]

2017-11-28T08:48:38-05:00November 28, 2017|Religion, Society & Culture|

Bits & Pieces

Canada Campaign Life Coalition endorsed Jason Kenney for the leadership of the United Conservative Party of Alberta ... On Oct. 6, Health Canada released its second interim report on assisted suicide, which showed that from January to June 2017, 1,179 people died by euthanasia and assisted suicide. This brings the total number of deaths to 2,149 since Quebec began allowing euthanasia in [...]

2017-11-28T08:40:28-05:00November 28, 2017|Bits n' Pieces|

Why isn’t the Left condemning designer babies?

The Washington Post reports on the search for good genes that is helping the assisted reproduction business. Some stats about the state of the industry: “The multibillion-dollar fertility industry is booming, and experimenting with business models that are changing the American family in new and unpredictable ways. Would-be parents seeking donor eggs and sperm can pick and choose from long checklists of physical and [...]

2017-11-28T08:37:02-05:00November 28, 2017|Editorials, Society & Culture|

Hillary Clinton’s book of excuses

What Happened by Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster, $39.99, 494 pages) What Happened is Hillary Clinton’s account of the election debacle of 2016. The former first lady who was seeking to become the first female president was a shoe-in to return to the White House according to polls that suggested Republican Donald Trump was unelectable. Perhaps it was the Democrat who was [...]

2017-11-14T21:06:53-05:00November 14, 2017|Book Review, Politics|

Mixed messages

Light is Right Joe Campbell I can see that I haven’t kept up with our symbols and emblems. Only recently I discovered that Saskatchewan has had an official bird since 1945. That’s the year my province appointed the sharp-tailed grouse to represent us. What ornithologists call the sharp-tailed grouse, we call the prairie chicken. I’m not sure I want a [...]

2017-11-14T21:03:08-05:00November 14, 2017|Joe Campbell|

Will we bear the cost?

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke Dear young pro-lifer, how do you feel about becoming a plumber? A farmer? A carpenter? I ask not to imply that these careers are inferior (for they are not), but to imply, rather, that your options may be limited. It is becoming more and more difficult for a pro-lifer or a social conservative to pursue the [...]

2017-11-14T21:00:59-05:00November 14, 2017|Josie Luetke, Pro-Life|

A model for politicians of faith

Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg is a remarkable British politician: although he is well known in Britain as a wealthy, old-Etonian and Catholic aristocrat with no cabinet experience, he rocketed last summer into the lead in popularity among potential Conservative successors to Prime Minister Theresa May. The ascendancy of Rees-Mogg is all the more remarkable in that he has never made [...]

2017-11-14T18:51:17-05:00November 14, 2017|Announcements, Features, Politics, Pro-Life, Rory Leishman|

The managerial-therapeutic regime in Canada

The managerial-therapeutic regime in Canada An insoluble dilemma for real democracy? Commentary Mark Wegierski Canada is indeed one of the most “exceptional” societies on the planet. Unlike the U.S. and some other Western societies, it mostly lacks an effective social conservative movement. It is given over to some of the most extreme forms of “political correctness” in any Western society. Same-sex “marriage” [...]

2017-11-09T19:43:56-05:00November 8, 2017|Soconvivium|

Great Canadian pro-lifers

As Mother Teresa said on Parliament Hill in 1988, “The beautiful thing about the Pro-life movement is that its ordinary people doing extraordinary things for God.” In this the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada, numerous publications have issued their own lists of prominent Canadians. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition offers this partial list of some of the [...]

2017-11-08T13:31:15-05:00November 8, 2017|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Pediatricians report euthanasia requests for babies, teens

A survey of 1,050 pediatricians found that about 11 per cent of them (118) report being approached by children, teens, or their parents about euthanasia or assisted-suicide a total of 409 times. The survey, conducted by the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program, a joint project of the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Public Health Agency of Canada, found that most conversations were exploratory [...]

2017-11-06T08:46:16-05:00November 6, 2017|Activism, Euthanasia|

Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

CLC national president Jim Hughes corrects prime minister for insisting abortion is a Charter right. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, wrote an open letter to Justin Trudeau asking the Prime Minister to stop saying abortion is a Charter right. Hughes writes, “It is unbecoming for the Prime Minister of Canada today to deliberately utter a falsehood and [...]

2017-11-06T08:44:51-05:00November 6, 2017|Abortion, Abortion Law, Activism, Politics, Pro-Life|

Liberals, NDP reject pro-life MP as women’s committee chair

Conservative MP Rachael Harder's pro-life views upset Liberals and NDP on the status of women committee. The Liberals and NDP ganged up on Conservative MP Rachael Harder (Lethbridge) to prevent her from becoming chair of the House of Commons committee for the status of women because she holds pro-life views. On Sept. 26, the Liberals and NDP walked out of [...]

2017-11-06T08:39:50-05:00November 6, 2017|Politics, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Jim Hughes open letter to Prime Minister

September 29, 2017 Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I expect you will appreciate my bringing to your attention, some very serious allegations you are frequently making, in regard to abortion. Abortion is not a ‘Charter right’, and it is not a ‘human right’. In the early 1980’s, Campaign Life Coalition worked very hard to have the right to life enshrined in the Charter [...]

2017-11-06T08:32:42-05:00November 6, 2017|Politics, Pro-Life|

Patrick Brown nixes social conservative policies

Patrick Brown proudly admitted he scuttled pro-life and pro-family policies from online forum where members can vote on party policy. On Oct. 13, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown announced the provincial Tories would not consider any socially conservative policies put forward by members in the online vote ahead of a policy convention scheduled for November 23-25 Campaign Life Coalition’s [...]

2017-11-06T08:19:03-05:00November 6, 2017|Announcements, Features, Politics|

Hefner, Weinstein and the culture

The rancid feast that is the news cycle served up a pair of groaning platters recently when the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was quickly followed up by the destruction of the public reputation of Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood producer and the founder of Miramax studios. Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy and champion of sexual license and abortion rights, died [...]

2017-11-08T13:38:41-05:00November 3, 2017|Announcements, Features, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|
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