Monthly Archives: June 2018


In search of true federalism in Canada — Old Canada, New Canada, and ‘Canada Three’

By Mark Wegierski It is argued that strengthening the provinces and regions in Canada may lead to a more balanced society. While there is no returning to the Old Canada which existed “before the ‘60s,” it is possible that the “New Canada” could reach out to incorporate some better aspects of the Old Canada, to create a new synthesis, “Canada Three,” rather [...]

2018-06-28T14:19:38-04:00June 29, 2018|Soconvivium|

And then there was this …

Canada Police in Vancouver are describing the crime as a “double shooting” after a 23-year-old man shot a pregnant 31-year-old woman. The woman lost the baby but she is expected to survive the shooting. Under Canadian law, police cannot charge the assailant for killing a preborn child as a baby is not a victim of a crime until after it is born. [...]

2018-06-29T05:21:07-04:00June 28, 2018|Bits n' Pieces, Media Briefs, US Briefs|

U.S. Supreme Court upholds religious freedom, whereas Canadian Court does not

Rory Leishman In a significant seven-to-two ruling in Masterpiece Cake Shop Ltd. v. Colorado on June 4, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a ruling by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission that a Christian baker had no right in law to refuse on grounds of sincere religious conviction to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. That baker can count himself [...]

2018-06-28T14:17:01-04:00June 28, 2018|Soconvivium|

Survival of the fattest

Light is Right Joe Campbell Am I ever naive. I used to think that overeating is about catering to an unruly appetite. It isn’t. It’s about promoting world peace. Because of it, thousands fail to qualify for military service every year. They’re too fat to fight. Of course, only a quarter to a third of adult North Americans are obese. [...]

2018-06-28T19:32:07-04:00June 18, 2018|Joe Campbell|

Alfie Evans dies

Alfie Evans died two weeks short of his second birthday after doctors detached ventilators from the infant. Alfie Evans died on April 28 at 2:30 am at the Alder Hey NHS (National Health Service) Foundation hospital, following a long-running legal ordeal between the Liverpool children’s hospital and the infant’s parents, Thomas Evans and Kate James. Numerous courts ruled against the [...]

2018-06-20T08:10:29-04:00June 18, 2018|Fetal Rights, Society & Culture|

Canadian pediatricians: It’s normal for your kid to switch genders every day

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has released a new set of guidelines for discussing transgenderism with children, encouraging parents to accept and reinforce their kids’ gender confusion. “More and more, parents are asking us when and how gender identity typically develops in children, what is considered typical behaviour, and what they should expect at certain ages,” CPS president Mike Dickinson said. “Paediatricians [...]

2018-06-28T19:26:51-04:00June 18, 2018|Sex Education, Society & Culture|

The difficult case of Alfie Evans

National Affairs Rory Leishman On April 23, Alfie Evans, an infant afflicted with a devastating neurodegenerative brain disease, was removed from a life-sustaining ventilator in Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital over the strenuous objections of his parents. Five days later, he died aged 23 months. Notwithstanding all the rumours and misinformation beclouding this intensely controversial case, there is general agreement [...]

2018-06-20T07:57:21-04:00June 18, 2018|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture|

White House rule could cut Planned Parenthood funding $60M

On May 23, the Trump administration released a much-anticipated rule proposal to block federal Title X family planning grants from funding abortion clinics and service providers that offer abortion referrals. The new rule is expected to hit Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers hard. Planned Parenthood alone stands to lose as much as $60 million a year under the rule change if [...]

2018-06-20T08:11:33-04:00June 17, 2018|Abortion, Planned Parenthood|

Archbishop praises those who didn’t sign attestation

Ottawa Archbishop Terence Prendergast praised those who are bold in their faith. Canadian Christians who refuse to sign the Liberal government’s pro-abortion attestation to get a summer jobs grant are following the cross of Christ, said Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa. “I think the pro-life movement and many other Christians today are conscious that we need to affirm our faith, [...]

2018-06-14T18:52:00-04:00June 15, 2018|Politics, Religion, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Attestation fallout continues

Poll finds policy ‘unfair,’ critics call it totalitarian Andrew Bennett, head of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute, called the Trudeau abortion attestation 'totalitarian'. Canadian MPs have approved grants to employ summer students and youth are settling into their summer jobs, but the pro-abortion attestation requirement imposed on small businesses, charities, and organizations that apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program [...]

2018-06-14T18:32:37-04:00June 15, 2018|Politics, Society & Culture|

Jason Kenney turns back on grassroots

UCP leader Jason Kenney has said "I wield the pen" when it comes to writing the United Conservative Party's platform. The leader of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party (UCP) is going back on his pledge to support parental rights policies championed by his base. Jason Kenney stunned supporters by saying he wouldn’t act on a position passed at the UCP’s [...]

2018-06-14T18:26:34-04:00June 15, 2018|Marriage and Family, Politics, Sex Education|

GSA confusion

Law Matters John Carpay Supporters of mandatory gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in schools want to have their cake and eat it too. On the one hand, they insist that GSAs are merely peer support groups and harmless social clubs, which do not indoctrinate kids into any political or sexual agenda. On the other hand, they object to parents being notified if [...]

2018-06-28T19:36:14-04:00June 10, 2018|John Carpay, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Conservative MP calls out PM on abortion: “it is not a right”

Conservative MP Ted Falk shouted out that abortion "is not a right" during Question Period in the House of Commons. On May 9, Ted Falk, a pro-life Conservative MP from Provencher, raised a stir in the House of Commons about abortion when he shouted at the Prime Minister that it is “not a right.” It set off a fury of [...]

2018-06-05T07:46:04-04:00June 5, 2018|Abortion Law, Announcements, Features, Politics|

Ted Falk is right

On May 9, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated something he has said too often. He called abortion a right. Conservative MP Ted Falk (Provencher) challenged the Prime Minister, saying “it is not a right.” The Prime Minister should know that. Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes wrote to him last fall noting the legal and constitutional facts that abortion is not [...]

2018-06-05T07:47:25-04:00June 5, 2018|Editorials, Politics|

How to vote after the Granic Allen debacle

It was incredibly disappointing to see Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford throw Tanya Granic Allen under the bus after the Liberals released videos showing the former PC leadership contender and PC candidate for MPP in Mississauga Centre saying some politically incorrect things about the gay community (see page three for the story). We would have obviously preferred to see Ford stand [...]

2018-06-04T06:52:05-04:00June 4, 2018|Announcements, Editorials, Election, Features, Politics, Pro-Life|
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