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Revolt against the managers book review

The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite by Michael Lind (Portfolio, $34, 203 pages) In 1941, James Burnham wrote an international bestseller, The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World. Even then, Burnham found that the age of capitalism and bureaucracy was being replaced by a group of managers. Michael Lind, a conservative (early 1990s) turned liberal (mid-1990s) [...]

2020-12-06T16:39:20-06:00September 27, 2020|Book Review, Paul Tuns, Soconvivium|

Socons & the CPC

For all the post-election hand-wringing about whether social conservatism was, in the words of Peter MacKay, the “stinking albatross” that cost Andrew Scheer Canada’s premiership in 2019, the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race revealed, once again, that social conservatives are an invaluable and inexorable part of the country’s conservative movement. While a self-described “pro-choice candidate,” Erin O’Toole emerged as the victor; [...]

2020-12-06T16:22:58-06:00September 27, 2020|Andrew Lawton, Politics|

John Turner, RIP

John Turner, the justice minister in Pierre Trudeau’s government when Parliament passed the Omnibus Bill that permitted abortion, has died at age 91. Turner is known as the second shortest serving prime minister (11 weeks in 1984) and the Liberal leader who lost to Brian Mulroney twice, including the free trade election of 1988. His political star rose in the 1960s when, [...]

2020-12-06T16:35:44-06:00September 27, 2020|Abortion, Politics|

Breaking up America book review

Paul Tuns, Editor of The Interim Newspaper By Paul Tuns American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup by F.H. Buckley (Encounter, $31.99, 170 pages) F.H. Buckley is a Canadian-born law professor whose star has risen as a pundit since the election of Donald Trump four years ago. He is a prolific author and his latest book is American [...]

2020-12-06T16:31:20-06:00September 27, 2020|Book Review, Soconvivium|

Erin O’Toole & the direction of the Conservative Party

On August 24, Erin O’Toole won the Conservative Party of Canada leadership, mostly on the strength of support as a second- or third-choice of pro-life and other socially conservative members of the party who voted for Derek Sloan and Leslyn Lewis. O’Toole was behind presumptive frontrunner Peter MacKay after the first and second ballot. On the first ballot, Campaign Life Coalition green-lit [...]

2020-12-06T16:42:11-06:00September 27, 2020|Announcements, Conservatives, Election, Politics|

Over 750 Canadians demanded to be euthanized

By Lianne Laurence Special to The Interim Canadians should be “deeply ashamed” of their government’s first annual report on euthanasia that reveals that 771 sick Canadians asked to be lethally injected in 2019 because of loneliness, says a well-known American euthanasia opponent. “Good grief. We are told that euthanasia is ‘compassion.’ But how compassionate is it when last year in Canada, [...]

2020-12-06T16:41:12-06:00September 25, 2020|Euthanasia|

Wife goes to court to stop legal killing of husband

An 82-year-old Canadian woman is going to court to stop her husband of 48 years from being euthanized, arguing that he is not eligible to be lethally injected under the country’s current law. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), which is financing the unprecedented case, sent out an urgent appeal for funds August 14 after a judge rejected the wife’s request for an [...]

2020-10-15T08:23:08-06:00September 25, 2020|Euthanasia, Human rights|

PEI abortions double in two years

The number of abortions on Prince Edward Island has doubled in the two years since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government pressured the province to allow the killing of unborn children on the Island. PEI Ministry of Health data obtained by pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney show that there were 67 abortions on the Island in 2017, 86 in 2018, and 143 in [...]

2020-11-10T11:20:45-06:00September 25, 2020|Abortion, Abortion Law|

CLC’s Karen Murawsky, RIP

By Interim Staff She is the long-time Campaign Life Coalition public affairs representative in Ottawa, passed away July 12, at the age of 77 following a six-year battle with vascular dementia. Then Campaign Life Coalition president Jim Hughes recruited her as the organization’s lobbyist in Ottawa after she had been active with Alliance for Life Canada and Action Life in the nation’s [...]

2020-12-06T16:42:52-06:00September 17, 2020|Issues|

MaterCare founder passes

By Paul TunsDr. Robert Walley passed away on June 22, at the age of 81, following a battle with cancer.Dr. Walley, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and his wife Susan moved to Canada in 1973 after a London teaching hospital gave him a choice: do abortions, change his specialization, or leave the country. He moved to Toronto, earned a Masters of International Public [...]

2020-11-10T10:42:55-06:00September 17, 2020|Paul Tuns|

Is capitalism conservative?

By Mark Wegierski There is currently under way a major debate about the shape and future of conservatism in both Canada and America. Conservatives in both Canada and America today frequently energetically defend the capitalist economy. Conservatism and capitalism are often equated today. The historical record, it could be argued, suggests a radically different view. Conservatism -‑ in the precise, historical, [...]

2020-12-21T08:23:45-06:00September 7, 2020|Soconvivium|
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