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Canada Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer told the Globe and Mail that his party was more tolerant than the Liberal Party of Justin Trudeau pointing to the governing party’s opposition to pro-life Tory MP Rachael Harder chairing the status of women committee, Trudeau’s “values test” for the Canada Summer Jobs program, and the Liberal leader blocking pro-life Grits from running under the [...]

2018-02-23T17:42:28-06:00February 23, 2018|Bits n' Pieces|

What’s love got to do with It?

Over the pasts several weeks I have read and reread Stephanie Gray’s book Love Unleashes Life (LifeCycle Books). At the same time, I also had the privilege of attending the U.S. March for Life, which had a very similar theme of “love saves lives.” I was particularly excited by this book because Stephanie Gray has long been a pro-life heroine of mine, [...]

2018-02-23T17:39:34-06:00February 23, 2018|Book Review, Columnist, Josie Luetke, Pro-Life, Religion|

BC trustee targeted for opposing trans agenda

Barry Neufeld Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is vowing to remain in his job and “be a lonely voice for impressionable children” after a human rights complaint was filed against him and the province’s education minister called for his resignation after he condemned the sexual orientation and gender identity curriculum. Neufeld questioned the so-called SOGI 123 curriculum which teaches [...]

2018-03-09T20:24:05-06:00February 23, 2018|Politics, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

B.C. okays full coverage for abortion pill

The NDP government of British Columbia announced it will offer the abortion drug Mifegymiso to all residents at no cost. Health Canada gave approval to the abortion drug Mifegymiso in 2015, but permitted its prescription under limited conditions including restricting the gestational age of the preborn child, permitting only doctors to distribute it, and requiring doctors undergo training. Those restrictions have all [...]

2018-02-23T15:08:58-06:00February 23, 2018|Abortion, Politics|

Going backwards

Light is Right Joe Campbell My parents were immigrants. At the end of the Great War, they left Ireland for Canada, and at the beginning of the Great Depression, they had me. I guess every marriage experiences its ups and downs. I’m an immigrant, too. Oh, I didn’t leave Canada for another country. Canada left me for another culture. The [...]

2018-02-23T15:05:20-06:00February 23, 2018|Columnist, Joe Campbell, Religion|

Right and wrong

  National Affairs Rory Leishman Over the past few decades, most people in Canada, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere have chosen to rely on their own unaided reason as a guide to morality with the result that they now condone everything from legalized abortion to assisted-suicide, euthanasia, and same-sex marriage. John Calvin, the founder of Presbyterianism, would have been [...]

2018-02-23T15:02:36-06:00February 23, 2018|Columnist, Religion, Rory Leishman|

Reaction to Trudeau’s summer jobs policy

Editor’s Note:  There was a great deal of commentary and response to Justin Trudeau’s pro-abortion, pro-LGBQT ideological litmus to receive Canada Summer Jobs program funding. Below is a sampling of reaction to the government policy.  “The language is overbroad ... it infringes the fundamental right of freedom of religion and conscience in a way that is not justifiable.” University of Saskatchewan law [...]

2018-02-23T11:14:41-06:00February 23, 2018|Human rights, Politics, Religion|

Ontario bubble zones come into force Feb. 1

In December, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Navqi’s office notified Campaign Life Coalition and other pro-life groups that the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017, would come into effect on Feb. 1. The law, passed in October, establishes a minimum bubble zone prohibiting pro-life speech and assembly within 50 meters of the property of eight existing free-standing abortion facilities and 150 meters [...]

2018-02-23T11:10:55-06:00February 23, 2018|Abortion Law, Human rights, Politics, Society & Culture|

Trump addresses Washington March for Life

President Trump addresses Washington March for Life More than 100,000 people participated in the Jan. 19 March for Life in Washington D.C., which for the first time in its 45-year history saw the sitting president address them. The theme for the 2018 March was “Love saves lives.” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini told LifeSiteNews: “Choosing life is not always [...]

2018-02-23T11:42:39-06:00February 21, 2018|Politics, Pro-Life|

Trump proclaims Jan. 22, 2018, ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day’

Editor’s Note: Donald J. Trump made this proclamation on Jan. 19. President Donald Trump  Today, we focus our attention on the love and protection each person, born and unborn, deserves regardless of disability, gender, appearance, or ethnicity. Much of the greatest suffering in our Nation’s history – and, indeed, our planet’s history – has been the result of disgracefully misguided [...]

2018-02-20T21:06:10-06:00February 21, 2018|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

On the side of history

Governor-General Julie Payette mocked people of traditional religious faith in speech at a science convention last October. As a transcript of the ubiquitous and intractable reality of human evil, the Christian doctrine of original sin seems convincing enough. Some awareness of it might at least have spared us the sadistic horrors of the social experiments of twentieth-century totalitarians, as it [...]

2018-02-20T20:23:20-06:00February 21, 2018|Announcements, Features, Politics, Religion|

Draining beauty from art

It’s been a long time since we’ve lived through a juicy controversy about art. The last really huge, international scandals that broke across the headlines and inspired debates on TV and in government were at least a generation or more ago, and it’s doubtful that a millennial will recognize names like Karen Finley, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano or Chris Ofili. Subsequent furors [...]

2018-02-20T20:40:31-06:00February 21, 2018|Announcements, Book Review, Features, Rick McGinnis|

In search of a long-range education policy and strategy for Ontario

  It is argued that some traditionalist remnants in education will be of vital importance to the future of society. In Canada, education is an area formally under the jurisdiction of the respective provinces. So, it is at least theoretically possible that a right-leaning government in a given province could introduce substantial changes in educational policy. However, when premier Mike Harris attempted [...]

2018-02-19T23:51:14-06:00February 19, 2018|Soconvivium|

Patrick Brown resigns amidst sex scandal allegations

Tenure will be remembered for flip-flops and division Patrick Brown [Editor's Note: Since this article was published in the print edition, interim leader Vic Fedeli and Monte McNaughton have announced they would not seek the permanent leader's position. The Ontario PC Party announced that the deadline to become a member of the party and be eligible to vote is Feb. 16. [...]

2018-02-23T12:59:29-06:00February 2, 2018|Announcements, Features, Politics|

Government maintains ideological litmus test for Summer Jobs program

Trudeau suggests pro-lifers out of step with society Justin Trudeau In December, the federal government announced changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program which now requires employers to sign an attestation of support for what the application process called Charter rights and underlying values, including reproductive and LGBQT rights. In January, the Trudeau government faced a backlash from religious groups [...]

2018-02-03T08:26:19-06:00February 2, 2018|Announcements, Features, Human rights, Politics, Society & Culture|
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