Monthly Archives: June 2023

Deaths and double-standards

From the editor's desk: We have reported in this paper (and to their credit, the corporate media has done a good job covering, too) stories about Canadians being euthanized due to their social circumstances. Men and women, some middle-aged, are choosing to be killed by their doctor because they have trouble paying the rent, live in subsidized housing that does not accommodate [...]

2023-06-30T17:15:21-04:00June 30, 2023|Abortion, Paul Tuns|

Time on my hands

Donald DeMarco: The expression “time on my hands” in ordinary parlance refers to not having anything planned.  There is a much deeper understanding of this expression, however, that is the subject of this essay. One of the most significant and influential philosophers of the modern world is Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).  His most important work, in which he discloses his essential view of [...]

2023-06-30T17:03:57-04:00June 30, 2023|Society & Culture|

A new hope for Canada

Joanna Alphonso: Hundreds of Canadian youth gathered at the 26th National March for Life the week of May 8, which included the candlelight vigil, rally and march, as well as the youth banquet and summit. Since its liberalization in Canada in 1969, abortion has killed more than four million preborn babies, and is currently permitted at any stage of a pregnancy for [...]

2023-06-30T16:57:29-04:00June 30, 2023|Abortion|

Why they came to the National March for Life

Paul Tuns: The Interim asked those in attendance at the National March for Life their motivations for taking part in the rally on Parliament Hill and marching through the streets of the nation’s capital. While united in their desire to give a voice to the unborn, they came to the pro-life issue for a myriad of reasons. Kris Shoemaker traveled with a [...]

2023-06-30T11:40:05-04:00June 30, 2023|Abortion|

Former MP John Oostrom, RIP

Interim Staff: Former one-term MP John Oostrom died on March 4 at the age of 92. The pro-life MP had a short political career, but one in which he clearly stood up for his pro-life beliefs. Oostrom, was born in the Netherlands, the eldest of 13 children. As an adult, he moved to Canada with his parents and 12 siblings in 1952. [...]

2023-06-30T11:18:06-04:00June 30, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

No Words

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey It’s perversely fitting that an act that renders so many speechless (literally and figuratively) lacks any appropriate descriptors in speech. “MAiD” or “medical assistance/aid in dying,” as it’s most commonly referred to now, is the latest inception of a long evolution of palatability-tested phrases.  “Medically-assisted death” was discarded, presumably because the unfortunately [...]

2023-06-30T11:12:23-04:00June 30, 2023|Euthanasia, Josie Luetke|

New successful brain surgery bolsters pro-life apologetics arsenal

Angelica Vecchiato: Denver Coleman was born without complications at 4.2 pounds following never-before-attempted brain surgery. The successful surgery comes as a big win for pro-lifers trying to prove the personhood of the unborn child. Campaign Life Coalition director of advocacy and education Josie Luetke is enthusiastic about what the new cutting-edge abilities of preborn healthcare technology logically means for pro-life arguments. She [...]

2023-06-20T09:01:03-04:00June 20, 2023|Abortion|

Freedom of political opinion

Rory Leishman: Garnett Genuis is an admirable, pro-life MP. However, with the best of intentions, he has come up with a misconceived proposal for amending the Canadian Human Rights Act that would inadvertently increase the powers of Canada’s human-rights oppressors to harass pro-lifers. At issue is private member’s bill C-257, which Genuis introduced in Parliament last year, that would add “political belief [...]

2023-06-20T08:58:45-04:00June 20, 2023|Politics, Rory Leishman|

Parents force resignation of anti-Christian Catholic trustee

Angelica Vecchiato: Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) trustee Wendy Ashby apologized after calling Christian males “the most dangerous creature on the planet” in a tweet, but only after facing parental backlash. The controversy continued for more than three weeks before Ashby finally resigned her position on the WCDSB. On April 24, 50 concerned parents erupted in protest calling for Ashby’s resignation [...]

2023-06-19T09:58:13-04:00June 19, 2023|Politics, Religion, Society & Culture|

Study looks at men affected by abortion

Mary Zwicker While societal conversations on abortion continue to revolve primarily around women, celebrating the murder of the preborn as a “women’s right,” a new study has revealed the extent to which men, the oft-forgotten victims of abortion, are impacted by the trauma of abortion.  In April, the Florida-based pro-life organization, Support After Abortion (SAA), released a white paper summarizing the findings [...]

2023-06-16T12:26:39-04:00June 16, 2023|Abortion|

Courage in the face of school board censorship

John Carpay: In Canada in 2023, it takes remarkable courage to state the obvious. At a public meeting of the Waterloo Region District School Board in January of 2022, a teacher raised concerns about school library books promoting transgender ideology to children. In a shocking display of blatant censorship, Waterloo school board chair Scott Piatkowski expelled Carolyn Burjoski from this public meeting, after [...]

2023-06-16T12:18:55-04:00June 16, 2023|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Abortion’s sordid history

Paul Tuns: The Story of Abortion in America by Marvin Olasky and Leah Savas (Crossway, $53, 494 pages) Marvin Olasky, author of the Tragedy of American Compassion and Abortion Rites, and Leah Savas, who writes about abortion for World magazine, have written a remarkable work of scholarship, a deep dive into what the subtitle promises, “A Street-Level History, 1652-2022,” of abortion. The [...]

2023-06-15T10:16:10-04:00June 15, 2023|Abortion, Reviews|

Bernier announces he will introduce anti-abortion bill if returned to Parliament

Paul Tuns: People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier announced on May 17 that he was seeking a return to Parliament by running in the Portage-Lisgar by-election to be held June 19 and in his announcement speech appealed directly to socially conservative voters in the rural Manitoba riding by vowing to table at the first available opportunity his the Protection of Preborn [...]

2023-06-15T09:57:34-04:00June 15, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Pro-labour Right needed

Oswald Clark, Review: Hell to Pay: How the Suppression of Wages is Destroying America by Michael Lind (Portfolio, $39, 213 pages) Conservative writer Michael Lind has followed up his book The New Class War which looked at the trans-Atlantic West through the prism of the growing economic and cultural gap between the university-educated overclass and the working class, with Hell to Pay, a [...]

2023-06-14T13:17:42-04:00June 14, 2023|Reviews|

New Brunswick reconsiders trans student policy

Interim Staff: New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs announced he would review Policy 713, the province’s public school Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy, arguing that the current policy denies parents their right to know if their child wants to change genders. The current policy, implemented by the Ministry of Education in 2020, states, “Transgender or non-binary students under the age [...]

2023-06-14T13:09:01-04:00June 14, 2023|Politics, Society & Culture|
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