Monthly Archives: April 2023

Regulatory bodies squelching dissenting voices

By Angelica Vecchiato: Occupational licensing bodies— originally intended to uphold professional standards by regulating and overseeing work in a particular field— are increasingly being used as self-righteous vessels to quash dissenting, minority opinions. In the name of “holding people accountable,” the tyranny of regulatory bodies such as nursing associations has ramped up, especially over the past couple of months. Canadian academic Jordan [...]

2023-04-11T09:34:52-04:00April 11, 2023|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Religious Liberty and the American Founding

Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment Religion Classes Vincent Philip Muñoz (University of Chicago Press, $41 pb, 334 pages) Notre Dame professor of law Vincent Philip Muñoz thoroughly examines the original meaning of the religion clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as understood through the debates at America’s founding, [...]

2023-04-06T10:54:29-04:00April 6, 2023|Religion, Reviews|

Calgary creates bubble zones to protect drag events

Paul Tuns: Calgary city council voted to clamp down on protests in the wake of public opposition to drag events in the city. The new law, the Safe and Inclusive Access Bylaw, was passed 10-5 and prohibits protests within 100 metres of an entrance to a recreation facility or library. The council also amended an existing bylaw to add the word “intimidation” [...]

2023-04-06T10:35:30-04:00April 6, 2023|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

All must submit

From the editor's desk: The Interim editor, Paul Tuns In January, something extraordinary happened: a National Hockey League hockey player, Philadelphia Flyer’s defenseman Ivan Provorov, took to the pre-game practice wearing his regular jersey. It launched hundreds of columns in both the sports pages and editorial pages and conversations on radio about the so-called homophobia problem in hockey. Provorov declined [...]

2023-04-06T10:57:50-04:00April 6, 2023|Religion, Society & Culture|

Why I’m going to the 2023 National March for Life

Pete Baklinski: There are so many reasons why I’m attending this year’s National March for Life on May 11, 2023, the 26th march since the event was first begun by Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of Canada’s pro-life movement. Not only is it lots of fun to be openly pro-life in a crowd of thousands of like-minded people standing on Parliament [...]

2023-04-05T09:37:31-04:00April 5, 2023|Abortion, Pro-Life|

Young Canadian pro-lifers excited to march for life in Ottawa

Angelica Vecchiato: Pro-life youngsters across the country are looking forward to the annual March for Life (M4L) taking place this year in the nation’s capital the week of May 7-12. Organized by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), this year’s march is slated to feature a number of interesting keynote speakers such as Oxford University Research Associate Dr. Callum Mitchell, Students for Life spokesperson [...]

2023-04-05T09:29:52-04:00April 5, 2023|Abortion, Pro-Life|

Detransitioner sues healthcare professionals

Interim Staff: Michelle Zacchigna is suing her medical team for not considering her mental health issues when they affirmed her self-diagnosis of gender dysphoria and permitting her to transition to become a male. Source: Zacchinga’s Twitter Michelle Zacchigna, 34, of Orillia, Ont., is suing eight health professionals who facilitated a change in her gender from female to male in 2010, [...]

2023-04-04T18:53:26-04:00April 4, 2023|Bioethics, Society & Culture|

Conservatives disqualify pro-life candidate

Paul Tuns: Dave MacKenzie resigned his Oxford seat in southwestern Ontario in December 2022, leading to a highly competitive race to replace the long-time MP in what is considered a safe Conservative riding. Among the candidates seeking the party’s nomination was Gerrit Van Dorland, a Parliament Hill staffer green-lit as pro-life by Campaign Life Coalition as pro-life and endorsed by former Conservative [...]

2023-04-04T18:48:27-04:00April 4, 2023|Abortion, Politics|
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