You gave me what I wanted. You ruined my life.

Law Matters John Carpay In AB v. CD,the BC Court of Appeal ruled that a female-born minor who wants to become a man can continue taking puberty blockers and testosterone against the objections of the child’s father. I wonder about the conversations that transgender adults may one day have with the judges who authorized them as children to pursue irreversible [...]

2020-02-26T06:59:35-05:00February 24, 2020|Announcements, Features, John Carpay, Sex Education, Transgender|

University of Ottawa student union strips pro-life club of official status

Ruth Shaw executive director for the National Life Network. The campus pro-life group at the University of Ottawa vows to fight a recent decision that has stripped it of official club status. “So effectively as of right now, the club has lost status,” says pro-life champion Ruth Shaw, executive director for the National Campus Life Network, a group that trains [...]

2020-02-24T20:44:57-05:00February 24, 2020|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

B.C. appeal court rules father must refer to teen daughter as ‘him’

The British Columbia court of appeal ruled Friday that a 13-year-old girl was old enough to consent to testosterone shots despite her father’s objections that his troubled daughter had been influenced by transgender advocates and did not understand the long-term consequences of her decision. The appeal ruling released January 10 also placed the father under a “conduct order” effective until April that [...]

2020-02-24T18:04:19-05:00February 24, 2020|Marriage and Family, Religion, Transgender|

44 professors at Catholic university oppose screening pro-life film Unplanned

Forty-four faculty members from a Catholic university in Canada have demanded the school apologize for allowing campus ministry to show the wildly successful pro-life film Unplanned. Unplanned, a movie about the life of former Texas Planned Parenthood centre manager Abby Johnson, recounts how she quit her job in 2009 after having a conversion and renouncing abortion. Its debut across Canada, as well [...]

2020-02-24T17:58:35-05:00February 24, 2020|Issues, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

And then there was this …

Canada On Jan. 6 of this year, a small pro-life group at the University of Alberta represented by John Carpay’s legal team at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) won a major victory in the Alberta Court of Appeal. In 2015, UAlberta Pro Life received university permission to erect a stationary display on campus. However, disruptive students used “sheets, towels, banners [...]

2020-02-17T07:29:21-05:00February 17, 2020|And then there was this...|

Euthanasia and organ harvesting

Editor’s Note: The term “euthanasia” in Canada, in its legal voluntary form is called “medical assistance in dying” and became legal along with assisted suicide in June 2016. The term ‘assisted suicide’ means that the individual committing suicide dies by a self-administered drug rather than a doctor-administered lethal injection. “Medical assistance in dying” and “death by legal injection” mean that a doctor [...]

2020-02-10T12:03:36-05:00February 11, 2020|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Features, Human rights, Religion|

An old poison

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I’m unsure if it’s because I’m paying more attention to depressing news as I grow old and jaded, or if our populace is genuinely becoming more indifferent, but it certainly seems like the latter (if not also the former). I suppose it’s very difficult to measure indifference with any degree of confidence, though, hence warring headlines [...]

2020-02-10T11:02:10-05:00February 11, 2020|Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Total recall

Light is Right Joe Campbell I’m really impressed when automakers, drug producers and meat packers recall faulty merchandise and repair or replace it free of charge. Cynics say they are just trying to limit their liability. Either that or they’ve discovered that massive recalls with riveting fanfare are good for business. I’d rather believe that these intrepid entrepreneurs are developing [...]

2020-02-10T10:54:45-05:00February 11, 2020|Joe Campbell|

Trump addresses the March for Life

As estimated half million people took part in the march for life in Washington. Editor’s Note:On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump addressed the 2020 March for Life in Washington, D.C. It was the first time a sitting president has addressed the March in person. It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March [...]

2020-02-10T11:36:49-05:00February 10, 2020|Announcements, Features, Issues, March for Life, Politics, Pro-Life|

Two Popes disappoints, Messiah intrigues

The film The Two Popes stars Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Jorge Marlo Bergoglio (later Pope Frances). You don’t expect to see religion being treated with respect or insight in popular media these days. For religious people that attitude might be paranoia, though it’s helpful to recall the old maxim that you might be [...]

2020-02-06T20:04:47-05:00February 7, 2020|Announcements, Features, Movie Review, Religion, Rick McGinnis|

5,000 Canadians killed by euthanasia in 2019 and 13,000 since legalization

Alex Schadenberg criticized the federal government's consultation process and plan to expand euthanasia. The media is reporting that there have been more than 6700 medically assistance in dying (MAiD) deaths in Canada since it was legalized in June 2016. I estimate that there have been at least 13,000 euthanasia deaths and here is how I defend this estimate. First, the [...]

2020-02-03T11:55:00-05:00February 4, 2020|Euthanasia, Religion|

Ottawa, Quebec intent on expanding euthanasia

Both federal government and province rush consultations ahead of court-imposed March deadline Justice Minister David Lametti has long supported broadening Canada's euthanasia rules. Ottawa gave the public two weeks to provide input on how it should expand euthanasia while the Quebec provincial government scheduled just one day of consultations ahead of broadening criteria for people seeking so-called medical aid in [...]

Heading toward suicide-on-demand

Laying Down the Lawton For a couple of weeks in January, Canadians were invited to share their thoughts on assisted suicide with the federal government. The “online public consultation” confirms what most people already knew – that the federal government would be revisiting the laws around assisted dying. While social conservatives no doubt leapt at the opportunity to get involved, [...]

Multiplying reasons for applying euthanasia

National Affairs Rory Leishman Prior to enactment of the Medical Assistance in Dying (Bill C-14) in 2016, pro-lifers warned that this pernicious legislation would mark but the first, fatal step down an exceedingly slippery slope toward ever broader legal scope for physicians to intentionally kill their vulnerable patients. Proponents of euthanasia scoffed. In a report released in 2011, the self-styled [...]

2020-02-03T12:05:31-05:00February 4, 2020|Euthanasia, Rory Leishman|

CPC leadership race begins

After Andrew Scheer announced he was resigning as Conservative Party of Canada leader, the party scrambled to set up a leadership race, cancelling the leadership review and postponing the policy convention scheduled for May in Toronto. The leadership convention will be held June 27 in Toronto – the same day as the local gay pride parade – and the policy convention has [...]

2020-02-03T12:17:26-05:00February 3, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics|
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