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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at it again. He is giving $30 million Canadian tax dollars over the next five years to developing countries to push his homosexual and gender identity agenda. Global Affairs Canada, through Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, said Canada “is committed to advocating for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited (LGBTQ2) and [...]

Give your masthead a shake

Light is Right Joe Campbell There sure are a lot of stars, a lot of suns, too. In Canada alone, there is at least one star in most provinces and a multi-province chain of suns. Since modern journalism began in 17th century Europe, stars and suns have proliferated on newspaper mastheads around the world. Try as I may, I can’t [...]

2019-03-19T14:45:07-06:00March 19, 2019|Columnist, Joe Campbell|

Mandatory celebration replaces tolerance

Andrew Lawton It’s hardly novel when university campuses capitulate to the whims of social justice warriors. So I can’t say I was surprised to see this sign on a washroom door during a visit to my old stomping grounds, Western University. “Western respects everyone’s right to choose a washroom appropriate for them. Trust the person using this space belongs here.” [...]

2019-03-19T14:40:59-06:00March 19, 2019|Andrew Lawton, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Religion, sexual morality, and tolerance

National Affairs Rory Leishman In recent years, theologically orthodox Christians have come under sustained attack throughout Europe and North America. The Netherlands, once renowned for its tolerance, is no exception. Some 250 Dutch Calvinists are now undergoing a hate-crime investigation for publicly reaffirming the traditional teaching of the Christian Church on the sinfulness of sexual intercourse outside the bond of marriage [...]

2019-03-19T14:36:38-06:00March 19, 2019|Columnist, Religion, Rory Leishman, Sex Education|

CIHI releases incomplete 2017 abortion statistics

On Jan. 25, 2019, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released the Canadian abortion statistics for the year 2017, revealing that there were nearly 100,000 reported surgical and chemical abortions for the year the most recent numbers are available, a figure that is incomplete and underreporting the total number of abortions. According to CIHI’s statistics, 94,030 abortions were reported to have [...]

2019-04-24T19:54:20-06:00March 19, 2019|Abortion statistics|

The media frenzy and the rush to judgement

Media attacked Covington teens at March for Life, bishops and schools piled on There’s an old saying that life is like high school. I have no idea who originally said it, though American musician Frank Zappa is reputed to have elaborated on the idea by saying that “Life is like high school with money.” There was a time, very recently, when real [...]

Treat pro-lifers the way you would treat pro-choicers

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I’ve felt quite embattled this past month – by the media’s persecution of the Covington Catholic kids, by some Americans’ embrace of third-trimester abortions and flirtation with infanticide, and by Ottawa City Councilor Shawn Menard’s open discrimination against pro-life citizen transit commissioner Michael Olsen. Most of all, I’ve felt embattled by internal divisions in the pro-life [...]

2019-03-11T14:05:28-06:00March 11, 2019|Josie Luetke, Pro-Life|

CLC statement on Toronto March for Life

Editor’s Note: Campaign Life Coalition national president Jeff Gunnarson issued a statement Feb. 5 on a march for life taking place in Toronto on the same day as the National March for Life clarifying that the Toronto event is not related to nor affiliated with the annual gathering of pro-lifers in Ottawa. Last week, you may have received an email announcing a march [...]

2019-03-11T13:53:50-06:00March 11, 2019|March for Life, Pro-Life|

Ford right to end mandatory student union

Premier Doug Ford Making student union fees optional for university students is a great idea. If an organization is truly good and wonderful, if it provides immense benefits to all of its members, why must it be mandatory to join and forcibly pay dues? Won’t the benefits and wonders attract sufficient support without coercion? The Ontario government has announced a [...]

2019-03-08T12:06:47-06:00March 8, 2019|Announcements, Features, Politics|

No to IVF funding

The Globe and Mail reported that the Ontario government of Doug Ford will continue indefinitely a program put in place by Kathleen Wynne in December 2015, funding one full cycle of in vitro fertilization once per lifetime for women under 43 years of age experiencing fertility problems. Fertility clinics were pressuring the government to make the funding permanent; the $50 million annual program was [...]

2019-03-08T11:56:50-06:00March 8, 2019|Editorials, Politics|

Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Kevin Arsenault On Feb. 9, Kevin Arsenault finished a strong third in the five-person race to become the the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party leader to replace James Aylward, who resigned as leader last year. Arsenault, a long-time Island pro-life activist, was supported by Campaign Life Coalition because of his pro-life and pro-family policies. Arsenault supported defunding elective abortions, [...]

2019-03-06T11:00:51-06:00March 5, 2019|Politics, Pro-Life|

Brazilian government moves quickly on LGBQT issues

Brazilian Minister of Women and Family Damares Alves. The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, sworn in to power in January, wasted no time implementing its pro-family policies. Damares Alves, an evangelical pastor who was named the new government’s Minister of Women, Family, and Human Rights, said on her first day in her new portfolio, “girls wear pink, and boys [...]

2019-03-06T10:45:05-06:00March 5, 2019|Politics, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Victor Orban announced seven policies to incentivize families to have more children. On Feb. 10, during his state-of-the-nation speech, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point Family Protection Action Plan to boost the country’s fertility rate. Orban said that Hungary would boost its population by encouraging families to have more children rather than through immigration, which the Prime Minister [...]

2019-03-15T11:04:14-06:00March 4, 2019|Announcements, Features, Marriage and Family|

CLC statement accepted for UN women’s summit

The United Nations Economic and Social Council has accepted a leading Canadian pro-life group’s official statement for the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women on March 11-22, providing an opportunity to represent the plight of the preborn at the typically pro-abortion international body. Campaign Life Coalition’s (CLC’s) statement, added to the commission’s list of Official Documents, appears third from the top [...]

2019-03-06T10:51:14-06:00March 4, 2019|Human rights, Society & Culture|

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with [...]

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