It is a cliche of modern life that New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. Perhaps by the time you have read this editorial you have already returned to the bad habits or behaviour you vowed to cease in 2018. We hope, though, that there is a resolution we all make that we all keep this year: a solid commitment to [...]

2018-01-29T07:48:23-05:00January 29, 2018|Editorials, Pro-life Groups|

Bits & Pieces

Canada Health Canada approved the barbiturate Secobarbital for assisted-suicide. Stefanie Green, president and co-founder of the Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers, told the Canadian Press Secobarbital is “kind of the barbiturate of choice because (its) quicker onset and duration is such that the dying period is reduced.” CP reported that making the sedative available could increase self-administered assisted suicides ... [...]

2018-01-29T07:44:03-05:00January 29, 2018|Bits n' Pieces|

Tourloukis loses parental rights case

Hamilton father Steve Tourloukis opposes the teaching of certain value judgements to his children. A Christian father has lost his appeal in a landmark parental rights case that pitted him against his public school board, the province of Ontario, and the elementary teachers’ union for his attempts to protect his children from possible LGBTQ indoctrination at school. In a decision [...]

2018-01-26T15:40:42-05:00January 26, 2018|Human rights, Marriage and Family, Sex Education|

A crisis from early-childhood-education to post-grad

A crisis from early-childhood-education to post-grad Mark Wegierski If there is anything that left-liberals in Canada clearly and unequivocally understand today, it is that education – from daycare to university – really is the key to society and the future. Hence, they have exerted enormous efforts to make education, in some respects at least, reflective of a broadly left-liberal ethos, and to [...]

2018-01-23T00:08:02-05:00January 23, 2018|Soconvivium|

Trudeau apologizes to LGBQT2

November 28: Justin Trudeau apologizes for past governments' discrimination against several thousand federal employees who lost their jobs because there were homosexuals. On Nov. 28, Justin Trudeau gave a 20-minute speech in the House of Commons to apologize to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and two-spirited Canadians who lost their government jobs from the 1950s to 1980s. Trudeau declared “it [...]

2018-01-29T07:40:16-05:00January 20, 2018|Politics|

Biased book looks at pro-life women

Karissa Haugeberg, a history professor and author, says that pro-life women are merely tools of the patriarchy in a book examining their involvement in the pro-life movement. Women Against Abortion presents a historical account of women in the anti-abortion movement, highlighting a number of key female leaders. The author, Karissa Haugeberg, is an assistant professor at Tulane University in New [...]

2018-01-20T12:26:09-05:00January 20, 2018|Book Review, Society & Culture|

You don’t get to give up

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke Some friends of mine have been floating around the idea of leaving the pro-life movement and retreating into family life or their careers. I have seen it happen before – students worried about becoming social pariahs or about potential employers seeing politically incorrect content on their social media or in a google search of their name [...]

2018-01-20T12:17:39-05:00January 20, 2018|Activism, Columnist, Josie Luetke, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

The rape exception

When the story broke that several Saskatchewan Party leadership contenders were pro-life, the reaction focused on the fact that Ken Cheveldayoff did not have an exception for rape. Within 24 hours, the presumptive frontrunner in the race to replace Brad Wall was backing down from his principled pro-life position. Of course, he said, he supported a “woman’s right to choose” in “circumstances [...]

2018-01-29T07:53:42-05:00January 19, 2018|Editorials, Politics, Pro-Life|

Eight myths of choice

Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from a talk delivered to interns on Canada’s Parliament Hill by Cardus Family program director Andrea Mrozek. There’s a myth embedded in a new status quo on Parliament Hill around women’s issues and it’s this: that women support the right to choose and the right to choose supports women. Yet this opinion, that of the woman [...]

Paul Broughton, bookseller to the pro-life movement

Paul Broughton, owner of LifeCycle Books. At its national pro-life conference in Ottawa in November, LifeCanada president Peter Ryan recognized Paul Broughton as a “witness to life,” an “unsung hero” of the pro-life movement. Ryan said the founder of the Toronto-based LifeCycle Books “has served our movement quietly but so capably, diligently, and professionally.” Broughton grew up in Toronto and [...]

2018-01-15T09:28:19-05:00January 15, 2018|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life, Profiles, Society & Culture|

The Crown raises questions about British monarchy

If you go by an article published in the UK’s Independent last year, the anti-monarchist movement in that country isn’t very healthy. The story begins with five men handing out pamphlets in Leeds city centre on a rainy Saturday. (The canvasser who has their folding table is late, apparently.) They remain polite in the face of hostility from weekend shoppers with royalist [...]

2018-01-10T09:31:02-05:00January 12, 2018|Announcements, Features, Issues, Politics, Rick McGinnis|

Rule of law means protecting minorities, not pandering to the mob

Law Matters John Carpay On Nov. 16, members of the Aboriginal Women’s Collective (AWC) at the University of Victoria placed 1,181 small flags on campus. Each flag represented one Indigenous woman who was murdered or went missing between 1980 and 2012. As a campus club, AWC had previously secured the permission of UVic to set up this flag display, to [...]

2018-01-10T10:19:08-05:00January 12, 2018|Human rights, John Carpay, Politics|

Smoke without fire

Light is Right Joe Campbell I  think I’ve been hugged and told “love you” more often in the last 10 to 20 years than ever before. A surge of these verbal and gestural flourishes has swept the most recent generations and threatens mine. Whenever they meet or depart from family, friends, acquaintances and even near strangers, the affected are liable [...]

2018-01-10T09:57:32-05:00January 12, 2018|Joe Campbell|

Meet Sheilah Martin, the newest judicial activist

National Affairs Rory Leishman Madam Justice Sheilah Martin, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest pick for the Supreme Court of Canada, will probably be just as bad as – if not worse than – former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and all the other judicial activists on the Court who have treated the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as a [...]

2018-01-10T09:36:09-05:00January 12, 2018|Politics, Rory Leishman|

Pro-life issue raised in Saskatchewan Party leadership

In August, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced he would retire from politics, and the Saskatchewan Party is electing a new leader – and thus premier – on Jan. 27. In the weeks before the eligibility deadline for membership to vote, the Saskatchewan press noticed that the pro-life group Right Now had rated the candidates running for leader, igniting a controversy that dissipated [...]

2018-01-10T09:52:09-05:00January 10, 2018|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|
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