Joint Statement on the Nairobi Summit on the ICPD25

Editor’s Note:The Trump administration’s department of Health and Human Services, Global Affairs unit, released this statement on Nov. 14, and it was signed by ten other countries. We are pleased to speak at the Nairobi Summit on the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. The United States, on behalf of Brazil, Belarus, [...]

2019-12-11T05:16:25-05:00December 11, 2019|Human rights|

Conscience bill under fire in Alberta

MLA Dan Williams On Nov. 21, an Alberta legislative committee recommended that Bill 207, a private member’s bill that would, if passed, protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers, not be voted upon by the full legislature. MLA Dan Williams (UCP, Peace River) introduced Bill 207, the Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act, which upholds the Charter rights of [...]

2019-12-06T07:16:02-05:00December 6, 2019|Announcements, Features, Politics|

Politicians must stand for conscience rights

Laying down the Lawton - Andrew Lawton A rookie Alberta MLA is taking a stand for healthcare practitioners’ conscience rights. The organization that’s supposed to be standing up for the rights of doctors is, bizarrely, fighting him on it. Dan Williams, a United Conservative Party MLA for Peace River, introduced a private member’s bill in early November that would amend [...]

Did the Conservatives lose because of Scheer’s position on moral issues?

Andrew Scheer MP Immediately following the Oct. 21 election, there was criticism of Andrew Scheer’s leadership from the usual suspects – the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal media, opposition parties, and elite in the parasitic industries of government relations, public relations, and political strategy. The criticism was as predictable in its specifics as it was in its sources: the Conservative Party needed a leader [...]

The attack on conscience

We are extremely disappointed that the Alberta legislative committee that recommended that legislation proposed by MLA Dan Williams to statutorily protect the conscience rights of health care professionals not proceed for the full legislature to consider. It was an act of cowardice for the majority,  including Williams’ United Conservative Party colleagues, to effectively kill the debate on this topic. Conscience rights are [...]

2019-12-06T07:36:36-05:00December 6, 2019|Conscience Legislation, Editorials, Politics|

Toronto Catholic board caves on gender ideology in code of conduct

On Nov. 8, following a marathon seven-hour meeting, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, voted 8-4 to add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to its Code of Conduct. The largest Catholic school board in Canada, which is responsible for 90,000 students, updated its Code of Conduct for employees and students: “all members of the school community must: respect and treat others fairly, [...]

11 countries declare Nairobi pro-abortion summit ‘illegitimate’

From November 12-14, thousands of abortion activists attended the Nairobi summit in Kenya, a conference that was organized by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the governments of Kenya and Denmark, in partnership with like-minded member states and organizations that promote abortion. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Republican pro-life Congressman Chris Smith said pro-abortion governments and organizations were trying to “hijack [...]

2019-12-03T15:06:06-05:00December 5, 2019|Abortion Law, Announcements, Features|

CLC condemns new cabinet

Campaign Life Coalition did not expect much from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle considering that Trudeau’s entire Liberal caucus is pro-abortion. But when CLC national president Jeff Gunnarson saw the newly unveiled cabinet Nov. 19, he told The Interimit was worse than expected. Gunnarson said he is concerned with one minister who kept his portfolio and upset that a “rabid pro-abortionist” was moved [...]

2019-12-03T15:15:26-05:00December 5, 2019|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Politics|

BC tribunal rules beauticians need not wax genitals of man who claims he’s female

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled Oct. 22 against transgender activist Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv who had made formal “discrimination” complaints against a number of female beauty technicians for refusing to wax his genitals on the premise that as a “woman” he was entitled to be serviced by them. The court ruled that aestheticians who work from home have a right to [...]

2019-11-21T15:01:27-05:00November 22, 2019|Human rights, Politics|

Alberta NDP pro-abortion motion defeated

Alberta pro-lifers claimed a victory Oct., 21 when Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party roundly defeated an NDP private member’s motion that called for increased access to abortion. Kenney joined other UCP MLAs to vote down Motion 506 by a 43-11 margin. Proposed by St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud, Motion 506 stated, “Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government [...]

2019-11-21T14:58:35-05:00November 22, 2019|Abortion Law|

And then there was this …

Canada In the article “Confessions of a social constructionist” (Quillette, Sept. 17), Canadian historian Christopher Dummitt admits that he made up certain parts of his doctoral thesis (sometime after 2002), and published a book and articles on his “findings” that “identity was a social construction. And that identity was all about power.” That is, gender is based solely in culture. He says [...]

2019-11-21T14:55:19-05:00November 20, 2019|And then there was this...|

No simple solutions to social media challenges

Amusements Ten years ago, when I started writing this column, nobody was really frightened of the internet. My first column for The Interim was about the fear of communications technology, opting out and cutting the cable  – but the villain was television. “Every year it seems like a new study is published linking TV viewing with obesity, poor marks, diminishing attention spans [...]

2019-11-15T19:58:03-05:00November 15, 2019|Announcements, Features, Issues, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

A new wave of pro-life feminism

Feminism in the 21st century has become synonymous with abortion, contraception and obscene hats and is a far cry from the first wave of feminists. First-wave feminism occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century as a push for women to have the same rights as men, such as the right to vote, own property, control their own money, and the [...]

2019-11-15T19:51:46-05:00November 15, 2019|Pro-Life|

Abortion and the Constitution in Canada and the U.S

National Affairs Rory Leishman In a televised debate on October 15th among Democrat candidates for President of the United States in next year’s election, former vice-president Joe Biden maintained: ”Reproductive rights are a constitutional right.” Furthermore, he promised to nominate people for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) who can be relied upon to “support the right of [...]

2019-11-14T20:43:04-05:00November 14, 2019|Abortion, Abortion Law, Issues, Rory Leishman|
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