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Dual nominations: A proposed solution to the western Canadian conservative conundrum

Mark Wegierski The Maverick Party (formerly the Wexit Party) is the federal Western separatist party readying to attack the Conservative flank in the next election. The Conservatives do not need an election, until they can figure out how to deal with this undoubtedly potentially fatal vote splitting. Their Western flank is only going to be more exposed as time passes (as Wexit/’Buffalo’/separatism [...]

2021-08-13T09:05:56-04:00August 13, 2021|Politics, Politics, Soconvivium|

The Burning of Canada’s Churches

Paul Tuns: I have a "Houses of Worship" column in the Wall Street Journal about "The Burning of Canada's Churches." It begins: It has been a difficult summer for Canada’s Christians. Over five days in late June, four Catholic churches and an Anglican church were burned to the ground, the first churches to be set ablaze or vandalized to begin a summer of [...]

2021-08-04T12:57:45-04:00July 30, 2021|Soconvivium|

In search of new ‘cadres’ for a Canadian renewal

Can the mutual interests of the regions lead to a decentralized Canada? By Mark Wegierski Regionalization is a possible solution to Canada’s current-day crisis. Whether one calls them infrastructures or “cadres,” conservatives in Canada today are greatly in need of them. A truly consummate politician is able to utilize the self-interest of disparate groupings to work towards some common goal that only [...]

2021-07-04T20:14:13-04:00July 4, 2021|Soconvivium|

Cardinal Cordileone’s leadership on Eucharistic Coherence

Rory Leishman In a pastoral letter issued on May 1, the Archbishop of San Francisco, Cardinal Salvatore Cordileone, has spelled out with admirable clarity why no faithful Christian cleric should allow a politician who aids and abets in committing the evils of abortion to take part in Holy Communion. Having earned a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in [...]

2021-06-15T15:11:37-04:00June 15, 2021|Abortion, Religion, Rory Leishman|

Read these three articles about euthanasia

Paul Tuns I want to bring to your attention three articles written about euthanasia over the last few days that are all very important. The first is the always pertinent Wesley Smith, at NRO, with an article titled, "Alzheimer’s Breakthrough and the False Compassion of Assisted Suicide." Smith notes: Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients are now in the cross hairs of the [...]

2021-06-09T14:51:56-04:00June 9, 2021|Euthanasia, Soconvivium|

Tom Bethell, fear less defender of truth

Harley Price With the death in February of Tom Bethell (1936 – 2021), the refuseniks of what Orwell called the “smelly little orthodoxies contending for our souls” have lost an eloquent and redoubtable champion. Over the course of Bethell’s five decades as a writer (of seven books and hundreds of essays), the malodorous certitudes of political correctness have been piling up to [...]

2021-05-31T11:30:12-04:00May 31, 2021|Soconvivium|

Canadian census corrupts identity

Lou Iacobelli Have you looked at Canada's 2021 Census? This is the message Canadians get from some unnamed chief statistician, "Thank you for taking a few minutes to participate in the 2021 Census. The information you provide is converted into statistics used by communities, businesses and governments to plan services and make informed decisions about employment, education, health care, market development and more." [...]

2021-05-11T09:26:58-04:00May 11, 2021|Soconvivium|

Is it time for a new decentralism in Canada?

Mark Wegierski The problem of centre-periphery relations in a society, and of how a geographically extensive country extending beyond the confines of a city-state, is to be effectively governed, are some of the most pressing problems in political theory. One of the failures of the Ancient Greeks was that they found it difficult to extend their political units beyond the city-state. One [...]

2021-05-03T12:07:47-04:00May 3, 2021|Politics, Soconvivium|

A Budget Without Restraints

Rod Taylor On Monday, April 19, the federal Liberals unveiled a budget that showed no attempt to achieve balance or relief for taxpayers. What else could one expect? The same government that took the national debt over the $1 trillion mark in 2020 has now laid out a plan to allow that debt to further balloon to $1.23 trillion over the course [...]

2021-04-23T11:14:10-04:00April 23, 2021|Politics, Soconvivium|

Let the Church be the Church

Ken Boessenkool argues on The Line, here, that “(i)f the Grace Life (sic) (Church) leaders want to truly make (sic) their case, they should be charged.” A Canadian Reformed Calvinist,[1] Boessenkool deems GraceLife Church’s holding packed Sunday services in Spruce Grove, Alberta, as civil disobedience. He implies they are unwilling to “accept the consequences of their actions,” including trial and imprisonment. He [...]

2021-04-13T11:13:29-04:00April 13, 2021|Editorials, Religion, Soconvivium|

Canada at the Crossroads

The Truth about How Canada Actually Functions REAL Women Analysis It is curious, and frustrating, that provincial school curricula across Canada never seem to adequately instruct children on how our country works or is supposed to work! Consequently, generations of Canadians lack a basic understanding of who is supposed to be doing what in keeping our country strong and free. Canada is [...]

2021-04-09T13:42:40-04:00April 8, 2021|Politics, Soconvivium|

Should Scripture Be More Trans-Friendly?

Donald De Marco The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (U.K.) have issued a new set of guidelines that introduces an assortment of “trans-friendly” terms. The concern is to avoid offending people who have been transgendered by insisting that there is such a thing as distinct sexes. The guidelines instruct doctors, nurses, and midwives to use gender-neutral terms. Thus, “chestfeeding” should replace “breastfeeding” [...]

2021-04-06T15:00:39-04:00April 6, 2021|Donald DeMarco, Motherhood, Soconvivium, Transgender|

“Cancelling my membership to the Conservative Party of Canada”: Decarie

Richard Decarie Special to The Interim Richard Decarie has been pilloried for his socially conservative stances. As you know, over a year ago in January 2020, I launched my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). With a guiding intuition of what was to come– and is still coming – I was committed to saying out loud what too [...]

2021-04-01T18:54:07-04:00March 29, 2021|Politics, Soconvivium|

Social conservatism and the state

Paul Tuns There are many unhyphenated conservatives in both the Conservative Party in Canada and Republicans in the United States, that is citizens who are both socially and fiscally conservative.  I hope to write about conservatism and libertarianism in a future issue of the dead tree edition of this paper. For now I want to bring attention to Ben Woodfinden's fine essay [...]

2021-03-21T16:33:30-04:00March 19, 2021|Paul Tuns, Politics, Soconvivium|

Amazon takes sides in culture war

Paul Tuns A few weeks ago, Amazon abruptly stopped selling When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson and refused to provide a reason why, although few doubted that it was because it questioned the transgender ideology. That suspicion has been proven correct. The Wall Street Journal reports: Amazon. AMZN -1.40% com Inc. said it recently removed a three-year-old book [...]

2021-03-15T12:20:44-04:00March 12, 2021|Paul Tuns, Soconvivium, Transgender|
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