Monthly Archives: April 2024

The birth rate debate

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey Canada’s fertility rate is now 1.3 children per woman, its lowest in recorded history. Replacement level fertility, by comparison, is 2.1 children per woman. Several years ago, Statistics Canada cautioned, “If the country’s fertility continues to decline further in the coming years, Canada could join the countries with the ‘lowest-low’ fertility rates [...]

2024-04-29T11:37:15-04:00April 29, 2024|Abortion, Demography, Josie Luetke, Marriage and Family, Population|

Courts rule what a child is

Rory Leishman: On Feb. 16, the Supreme Court of Alabama touched off an international uproar, by holding that the state’s 1872 Wrongful Death of a Minor Act applies no less to frozen embryos than to all other children. Abortion zealots were outraged: They contended that a frozen embryo is not a child and has no right to life. This dispute came before [...]

2024-04-29T11:37:41-04:00April 29, 2024|Abortion, Bioethics, Rory Leishman|

Canadian intelligence agency concerned about parental rights movement

Paul Tuns: A branch of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) says that “the anti-gender movement” could “inspire and encourage” violence against people who identify as homosexual, bisexual or transgender. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) obtained the report by the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC) through an access to information request and reported its findings on Feb. 15. According to the CSIS [...]

2024-04-29T11:07:36-04:00April 29, 2024|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

CLC renews call for RCMP investigation into deaths of abortion survivors

Paul Tuns: Campaign Life Coalition has written a letter to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Mike Duheme asking the police to investigate more than 1500 deaths of babies born alive following a botched abortion, who were then left to die. CLC says that data obtained from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information show that at least 1500 preborn babies [...]

2024-04-29T11:01:40-04:00April 29, 2024|Abortion|

Calling persons with vaginas’ is Supreme Court’s latest foray into judicial activism

Joanna Alphonso: Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin, writing for the unanimous R v Kruk decision rendered on March 8, 2024, said that “the use of the words ‘a woman’ may have been an unfortunate and engendered confusion.” March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD), a day instituted to celebrate the achievements of women in establishing legal equality and to recognize historical and [...]

2024-04-22T11:20:35-04:00April 22, 2024|Society & Culture|

Transgender medicine exposed a medical malpractice

Paul Tuns: Leaked files from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) show that medical professionals routinely practice medical malpractice in providing sex-trait modification procedures such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-reassignment surgery. WPATH is treated by many journalists and politicians as disinterested experts in so-called gender medicine. Investigative journalist Michael Shellenberger was provided with the internal text messages from [...]

2024-04-22T11:21:18-04:00April 22, 2024|Bioethics, Society & Culture|

Pro-life documentary Roe Canada released

Interim Staff: Roe Canada: The True North in a Post-Roe World was released Jan. 12 on Vimeo. Produced and directed by Kevin Dunn of Dunn Media and Entertainment, the 80-minute documentary interviews Canadian and U.S. pro-life activists, academics, politicians, and even a retired abortionist, to examine whether Canada could have its own post-Roe moment of turning the legal and political tide of [...]

2024-04-20T09:47:31-04:00April 20, 2024|Abortion, Reviews|

Imperium of lies

Deuteronomy, the Biblical patriarch distills his injunctions about the moral life into a single binary choice: “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live” (30:19). Today, there are no other choices. Indeed, the morality of the Mosaic Law [...]

2024-04-20T09:39:57-04:00April 20, 2024|Abortion, Society & Culture|

STI rates explode in Canada

Joanna Alphonso: “Diseases of the past” re-emerged vigorously over the past decade, leaving doctors astounded. Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STI) are rising to rates never before seen in Canada by practicing physicians. Chlamydia The CBC recently reported that the infection rates of the bacterial STI trio of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were steadily rising before the COVID-19 lockdowns. While the two [...]

2024-04-19T10:45:07-04:00April 19, 2024|Society & Culture|

Hamilton reconsiders rejection of Christian group’s ad

Interim Staff: In November 2023 the City of Hamilton conceded that it did not consider the Charter of Rights and Freedom’s guarantee of free expression rights when it rejected a bus advertising campaign by the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada (ARPA). ARPA had attempted to place ads on the outside of Hamilton Transit buses that featured an image of an ultrasound [...]

2024-04-19T10:35:02-04:00April 19, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

London city council seeks to ban abortion images

Paul Tuns: London city council voted 9-6 on March 5 in favour of asking city staff to draft a bylaw to ban images of aborted preborn children from public display. In the past, city staff had recommended against a ban on such images, saying that it could violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee of freedom of speech and open the [...]

2024-04-19T10:31:34-04:00April 19, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

Lack of abortion statistics vexes pro-lifers

Joanna Alphonso: Upon researching health-related abortion statistics in Canada, I stumbled on a larger issue: Canada does not gather adequate statistics on health information. How does a nation evaluate its health when it simply doesn’t know enough about how diseases interact with its population? Evaluating the health of a nation is done through the critical analysis of thorough data on all parameters [...]

2024-04-19T10:19:27-04:00April 19, 2024|Abortion|

27-year-old autistic Calgarian to die by euthanasia

Interim Staff: Justice Colin Feasby ruled that a 27-year-old autistic woman who lives with her parents can die by euthanasia. The woman, identified only as M.V., has no other health issues and lives with her parents. Her father objected to his daughter being euthanized and won a temporary injunction on Jan. 31 that prevented the woman from being euthanized as the court [...]

2024-04-12T10:35:57-04:00April 12, 2024|Euthanasia|

Quebec has highest euthanasia rate in the world

Paul Tuns: CBC Radio Canada reported that there was a 17 per cent increase in euthanasia deaths in Quebec in 2023 compared to the year before, with an official reported total of 5686 Medical Assistance in Dying deaths. Radio Canada reported that “the increase is less significant than those observed in previous years,” when there were annual increases of 40-45 per cent. [...]

2024-04-12T10:24:22-04:00April 12, 2024|Euthanasia|

The myth of ‘work-life balance’

Meaning of Life by David L. Bahnsen (Post Hill Press, $29, 205 pages) Paul Tuns, Review: David Bahnsen is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of a wealth management company and a committed Christian, and he brings a wealth of knowledge from both perspectives to Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life, a brief and highly readable book about the importance of work. Bahnsen condemns [...]

2024-04-10T11:52:26-04:00April 10, 2024|Marriage and Family, Religion, Reviews|
Go to Top