Monthly Archives: March 2018


B.C. Health Authority orders hospital to commit euthanasia

The recent edict by the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia ordering non-religious healthcare facilities, including hospices, to participate in euthanasia, is an infringement on the conscience rights of the medical staff. I believe that institutional conscience rights are about the rights of the workers within an institution to not participate in acts that they consider wrong. The edict by Fraser Health [...]

2018-03-31T15:47:04-04:00March 31, 2018|Euthanasia|

CLC protests bubble zone

On Feb. 1, the first day that the Safe Access to Abortion law came into effect in Ontario, 40 pro-life supporters in Ottawa called for the bubble zone law to be repealed. Demonstrating outside the 50-meter bubble zone surrounding the Morgentaler abortuary on Bank Street in the nation’s capital, the pro-life advocates carried signs calling attention to the restricted free speech zone: [...]

2018-03-31T15:38:22-04:00March 31, 2018|Abortion, Abortion Law, Bubble Zone|

CLC advice regarding bubble zones

Editor’s Note: On Feb. 1, Campaign Life Coalition issued an advisory for pro-life advocates regarding the Safe Access for Abortion Services Act.. The totalitarian bubble zone law is in force as of today, Feb. 1. Here are five things you should know and do: All eight private abortion facilities in Ontario have an automatic 50 metre bubble zone. We encourage you to [...]

2018-03-31T15:38:48-04:00March 31, 2018|Bubble Zone, Issues|

70-year-old man first to be arrested under bubble zone law

Cyril Winters being arrested on Feb. 7 for allegedly breaking the Safe Access for Abortion Services Act. A longtime pro-life advocate has become the first person arrested under Ontario’s new bubble zone law that outlaws pro-life speech outside abortion centres. Cyril Winter, 70, was first arrested Feb. 7 and then again two days later in front of the Morgentaler abortion [...]

2018-03-31T15:29:29-04:00March 31, 2018|Abortion Law, Activism, Pro-Life|

Trump’s budget proposes defunding some abortion

Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive The Trump administration recommended defunding some abortion providers in its proposed budget for the coming year. In the Title X Family Planning program and Medicaid portion of President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 released Feb. 12, “certain abortion providers” would be barred from receiving federal funds in Title X Family Planning programs and [...]

2018-03-31T16:48:36-04:00March 30, 2018|Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Politics|

New book looks at men and abortion

Tears of the Fisherman: Recovery for Men Wounded by Abortion by Kevin Burke (Priests for Life, 183 pages) Kevin Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, new book, Tears of the Fisherman, begins by recalling the family background of Simon Peter and Andrew, two of the first disciples of Jesus, and how Jesus chose Simon whom he called Peter, knowing his strengths and [...]

2018-03-29T15:10:36-04:00March 29, 2018|Abortion, Book Review|

Modern liberalism is bankrupt

  Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen (Yale University Press, $39, 225 pages) Works about the bankruptcy of current day liberal ideology are a fairly common subgenre in traditionalist or conservative writing. Nevertheless, Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed stands out in this field. Deneen, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame, traces liberalism’s errors back to its founding thinkers, [...]

2018-03-29T14:56:43-04:00March 29, 2018|Book Review|

An inexact science

Light is Right Joe Campbell You can’t be too careful accessing the media. If you relax your critical faculties for even a few seconds, the media can soothe you into accepting the unacceptable. I know, because when a local TV news anchor called the weathercaster a meteorologist, I let it pass. I used to announce the weather when I was [...]

2018-04-04T12:53:26-04:00March 29, 2018|Columnist, Joe Campbell|

Euthanizing psychiatric and dementia patients

National Affairs Rory Leishman Following a much-publicized campaign to obtain medical assistance in dying, Aurelia Brouwers, a 29-year-old, Dutch psychiatric patient, killed herself on Jan. 26, by drinking a lethal potion served up by a physician affiliated with a roving Dutch death squad, the Levenseindekliniek (an end-of-life clinic) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Brouwers was not terminally ill. Neither was [...]

2018-03-29T14:43:21-04:00March 28, 2018|Announcements, Columnist, Euthanasia, Features, Rory Leishman|

Trudeau and Henry VIII: the eerie similarity

Henry VIII One of the differences between a free society and a repressive regime is the right to remain silent. In the 20th century – the darkest in human history – Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and other tyrants required citizens to display their support for the regime or its ideology. In contrast, a free country does not compel its citizens [...]

The courage to believe

To the victor go the spoils; fortune favours the bold; who dares, wins. These are just a few of the idioms that convey the enduring connection between victory and audacity. Triumph is often a kind of retrospective blessing upon the prophets of action whose visionary deeds favourably shape the arenas in which they struggle. Those who would win must first have the [...]

2018-03-24T17:20:31-04:00March 24, 2018|Editorials, Politics|

The Gospel of Jordan Peterson

My first glimpse of Jordan Peterson was almost a decade ago, when he appeared on TVO’s current affairs show The Agenda with Steve Paikin alongside my friend, the writer Kathy Shaidle. She was on the show arrayed against a dismal group of evangelical atheists, including then-United Church minster Gretta Vosper – the God-botherer against the God-deniers, a hard hour of media labour [...]

Winning over urban voters

Tanya Granic Allen While not part of the official Manning Networking Conference, the Blue, a not-for-profit group that seeks to grow Canada’s conservative movement, hosted an event at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, examining how the Conservative Party could win in urban centers. Joseph Ben-Ami, founding director of, asked how Conservatives can win ridings by appealing to socially [...]

2018-03-22T18:32:11-04:00March 22, 2018|Announcements, Features, Issues, Politics|

Conservatism and social issues

Andrew Bennett, program director for Cardus Law, said culture is about our common life, which itself is bound in the common good, about which state institutions cannot be neutral. Despite some grumbling from social conservatives before the Manning Networking Conference Feb. 8-10, at least five panels examined issues of interest to Canadians on the right concerned with life, family, and [...]

2018-03-22T19:32:09-04:00March 22, 2018|Announcements, Features, Issues, Politics, Society & Culture|

First they came for the pro-lifers

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I must confess that when I found out about the Canada Summer Jobs program adding an attestation to their application to exclude pro-life groups from getting funding, I did not think anything could be done about it. I complained on Facebook and signed Campaign Life Coalition’s petition, but just accepted that this would be yet another [...]

2018-03-22T17:30:05-04:00March 22, 2018|Columnist, Josie Luetke, Pro-Life, Religion|
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