Monthly Archives: March 2024

Fact-checking: 18 statements about abortion

By Joanna Alphonso: Statement 1: Abortion is legal at all stages of pregnancy in Canada. Verdict: True. Analysis: Abortion was illegal for 77 years in Canada, from the time that  the Criminal Code first came into force in 1892 until its amendment in 1969 to legalize “therapeutic abortions.” Henry Morgentaler, a Canadian abortionist, was arrested and tried for defying this law by [...]

2024-03-19T11:12:30-04:00March 19, 2024|Abortion|

Only science here is political science

John Carpay: Jasmin Grandel and Darrell Mills have asked the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to rule against the Saskatchewan government’s ban on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. Grandel and Mills attended various peaceful outdoor protests in 2020 and 2021, resulting in hefty fines for violating Public Health Orders. In 2020 and 2021, Saskatchewan enforced its restrictions on outdoor gatherings against [...]

2024-03-18T10:42:10-04:00March 18, 2024|John Carpay|

Peterson’s ordeal imperils us all

Rory Leishman: Toronto’s world-famous psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has warned Canadians: “Your much-vaunted Charter of Rights isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” He has good reason to think so. Notwithstanding the ostensible guarantee of “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression” in section 2 of the Charter, the Ontario Court of Appeal has refused to hear his appeal of an unanimous ruling [...]

2024-03-15T10:55:13-04:00March 15, 2024|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture|

Can a politician afford to tell the truth?

Donald DeMarco: The typical politician is a strange animal. He wants everyone’s votes and therefore attempts to please everyone. He is not discouraged by the universal and unbreakable law that “you can’t please everyone.” Nonetheless, he resorts to a rhetoric that sparkles on the outside but fizzles on the inside. He may hold office, but not for long. His thin rhetoric burns [...]

2024-03-14T10:20:31-04:00March 14, 2024|Issues|

Why pro-lifers should be rats and roaches

Josie Leutke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey The end of January brought a disorienting amount of good news for the pro-life and pro-family movement. The expansion of euthanasia to those suffering solely from mental illness would be pushed back until at least 2027. Clinic 554, the private abortion facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick, finally closed its doors. Alberta’s Premier [...]

2024-03-14T10:13:26-04:00March 14, 2024|Abortion, Josie Luetke|

The new morality

The exchange always sounds quite reasonable. In so many different spheres of modern life, we are called upon to make concessions and sacrifices for the sake of larger conflicts, to give things up for the “greater good.” The environmentalism of previous generations, for example, introduced us to the concept of recycling. Now, for the sake of the climate, we are asked not [...]

2024-03-13T09:47:42-04:00March 13, 2024|Abortion, Religion, Society & Culture|

Thanks to Karabela effort, Halton students pray the “Our Father” daily

Interim Staff: For the past two years, students at the Halton Catholic District School Board, just west of Toronto, comprised of the cities of Burlington, Oakville, and Halton Hills, have prayed the Lord’s Prayer each morning due to an initiative of trustee Helena Karabela. Karabela, who represents Oakville, told supporters through email in late January that students across the board have prayed [...]

2024-03-08T07:40:37-05:00March 8, 2024|Politics, Religion, Society & Culture|

Government cannot provide evidence supporting policy stripping care centres of charitable status

Paul Tuns: In 2021, the Liberal Party campaign platform included rescinding charitable tax status for all pro-life organizations, including pregnancy care centres that serve pregnant women, on the pretense that they truck in misinformation. Nearly five years later, the Trudeau government has yet to act on their threat. The Liberal Party platform vowed that a Trudeau government would “no longer provide charity [...]

2024-03-08T07:39:37-05:00March 8, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

Canadian Anti-Hate Network forced to retract statement on CLC

Paul Tuns: A special interest group that condemns activities and statements it says promotes hate, issued a retraction after falsely claiming that Campaign Life Coalition was behind a recent poll showings the majority of Albertans support parental consent for minors to obtain an abortion. The Canadian Anti-Hate Network, a special interest group that supports abortion-on-demand and the LGBQT ideology, which the corporate [...]

2024-03-07T08:30:39-05:00March 7, 2024|Abortion|

Albertans support parental notification before teens get abortions: poll

Paul Tuns: A poll by National Public Research Canada (NPRC) found that more than six in ten Albertans expressed support for either “parental consent and/or notification for minors seeking abortions.” The “Where Albertans stand on parental consent” survey, elicited 6,047 responses on Feb. 1, through Interactive Voice Response. The sample size is large for a provincial poll. NPRC is linked to Calgary-based [...]

2024-03-07T08:31:19-05:00March 7, 2024|Abortion|

NDP MP says children, not parents, have rights

Paul Tuns: New Democratic Party MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) was asked by a reporter during a scrum about Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s new parental rights policy, to which he responded “there is no such thing as parental rights in Canada.” The off-camera reporter asked Garrison, “Do you view this as a parental rights issue at all?” Garrison, who is openly homosexual, said, [...]

2024-03-06T10:44:29-05:00March 6, 2024|Marriage and Family, Politics|

Premier Danielle Smith announces suite of trans policies for Alberta

Joanna Alphonso and Paul Tuns: Mixed reactions erupted across the country as Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, in a video post on X (formerly Twitter), shared her plan on Jan. 31 to protect women and children from the LGBQT ideology. Smith’s plan includes a ban on gender reassignment surgeries for children ages 17 and under, and a ban on puberty blockers and hormone [...]

2024-03-06T10:42:47-05:00March 6, 2024|Marriage and Family, Politics, Society & Culture|

Preliminary data suggests 16,000 euthanasia deaths in 2023

Alex Schadenberg, Special to The Interim: Based on euthanasia data from Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta, I predict that there were approximately 16,000 Canadian euthanasia deaths in 2023 and more than 60,000 euthanasia deaths since legalization. There were 13,241 Canadian euthanasia deaths in 2022. The Quebec Commission on End-of-Life Care released its Eighth Annual Report which indicated that there were 5211 reported euthanasia deaths [...]

2024-03-05T09:32:44-05:00March 5, 2024|Euthanasia|

Montreal archdiocese sues Quebec government for euthanasia exception

Paul Tuns: The Archdiocese of Montreal is suing the Quebec government because the government is unwilling to provide a euthanasia exemption for St. Raphael Palliative Care Home. In late 2023, the St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre signed an agreement with the archdiocese guaranteeing that St Raphael’s would provide palliative end-of-life care but would never commit euthanasia. In June 2023, [...]

2024-03-05T09:31:18-05:00March 5, 2024|Euthanasia, Religion|
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