Canada needs better palliative care

Rory Leishman As rising numbers of critically ill COVID-19 patients threatened to overwhelm Saskatchewan’s intensive care units (ICU) wards last October, the Saskatchewan government called upon the Canadian military to airlift 19 of the province’s ICU patients to hospitals in Ontario. This was not an isolated incident. Earlier in the pandemic, critically ill COVID patients in some regions of Ontario also had [...]

2021-12-07T10:35:49-05:00December 7, 2021|Euthanasia, Rory Leishman|

Pro-life group launches legal action against Hamilton transit

Interim Staff The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) and it’s local chapter launched a legal challenge against the city of Hamilton after its transit service rejected one of their advertisements. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), the city’s transit service, refused to run ads stating ““We’re for women’s rights” with the word “hers” accompanying photos of girls in her 20s, her teens, as [...]

2021-12-06T13:56:05-05:00December 6, 2021|Abortion|

Defending freedom abroad, surrendering to tyranny at home

John Carpay This past Remembrance Day, I thought of my grandparents and all the others who fought for freedom against foreign dictatorships: Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, fascist Italy, and communist forces in Korea and Vietnam. While successfully defending freedom abroad, Canadians have now surrendered to living under a medical dictatorship on our own soil. Starting in March of 2020, we were prohibited [...]

2021-12-06T12:53:46-05:00December 6, 2021|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Ontario NDP reintroduces bill targeting pro-life activism

Interim Staff On Nov. 2, NDP MPP Terrance Kernaghan (London North Centre) reintroduced a private member’s bill that will, if passed, outlaw the use of abortion victim photography in pro-life activism unless certain conditions are met. Bill 41, an “Act to regulate the mailing of images of fetuses” or the “Viewer Discretion Act” is the same as Bill 259 that Kernaghan introduced [...]

2021-12-06T12:23:22-05:00December 6, 2021|Abortion, Politics|

Saskatchewan to create bubble zones around hospitals

Paul Tuns On Nov. 10, Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman introduced a bill to ban all non-labour protests within 50 metres of a hospital. Bill 48, “The Public Health (Safe Access to Hospitals) Amendment Act, 2021,” is the Scott Moe government’s response to calls to ban anti-COVID restrictions and vaccination policy demonstrations near so-called frontline workers. Merriman said in a press release, [...]

2021-12-03T13:55:41-05:00December 3, 2021|Abortion|

The Music of Christendom Review

The Music of Christendom: A History Susan Treacy (Ignatius Press, $16.95, 235 pages) ”It behooves us,” says Susan Treacy, professor of music at Ave Maria University and music columnist for St. Austin Review, “to immerse ourselves in music of the Western classical tradition, which is so imbued with the beauty of Christ. This is our music!” In The Music of Christendom: A [...]

2021-12-03T13:49:53-05:00December 3, 2021|Society & Culture|

Favourite books from 2021

From the editor’s desk I read a lot. Not only for my job, but for fun so I thought I’d write about a few non-work books that I enjoyed immensely this year. For years baseball was my favourite sport; it has since been usurped by football and I no longer watch the game that I spent years watching and listening to, but [...]

2021-12-03T13:27:02-05:00December 3, 2021|Paul Tuns, Society & Culture|

Trudeau government to go after pregnancy centers

Paul Tuns Liberal party platform vowed to strip pro-life groups of charitable tax status In its 2021 election platform, “Forward. For Everyone,” the Liberals threatened to go after the charitable tax status of pro-life groups, including crisis pregnancy centres, that supposedly provide “misinformation” about prenatal development and abortion. On page four of the 89-page document, in a section about “Building Back Better” [...]

2021-11-30T11:16:47-05:00November 30, 2021|Issues|

Human life begins in the womb

Paul Tuns A study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry confirmed that a child’s personality begins development within the womb. The researchers found that different areas of the babies’ brains were already communicating in way that indicated unique personality traits such as cuddliness, fear, laughter, sadness, soothability, and perceptual sensitivity.  University of Virginia (UVA) researchers, led by Tobias Grossmann, a professor [...]

2021-11-11T08:58:42-05:00November 11, 2021|Pro-Life|

The truth will upset the applecart

Donald DeMarco Commentary Helen Alvaré is a professor of law at George Mason University, and a courageous defender of unborn human life. In her case courage means a willingness to tell the truth when political correctness forbids it. “The government is essentially proclaiming,” she writes, “that there is only one legitimate kind of homicide in the US: killing within the family.” To [...]

2021-11-10T12:09:16-05:00November 10, 2021|Society & Culture|

Words mean things

Women have had a few tough months. Women could be forgiven for believing that medical science is a trying to erase them. We’ve had hospitals and medical journals refer to mothers as “birthing people” and women as “menstruating people” – both dehumanizing by reducing women to particular bodily functions. Politically correct medicine, including research, treatment, and care that takes exquisite sensitivity to [...]

2021-11-08T10:50:25-05:00November 8, 2021|Issues|

Hungary as a model for the West

Janice Glover Commentary In the pages of The Interim over the past three years, we have been highlighting various “family friendly” policies and legislation that Hungary has been passing in its parliament that have stood out as a model for a 21st century country. The country has been criticized by the European Union and others in the West, including personal attacks on [...]

2021-11-05T13:36:38-04:00November 5, 2021|Society & Culture|

Life Chain 2021

Since the very first Life Chain in 1987 in Yuba City, California, pro-lifers have gathered annually for one hour along roadways and at intersections to pray and hold signs with varying pro-life messages. The 2021 Life Chain took place at around 270 locations in Canada, with the majority of communities participating on Sunday, October 3. Campaign Life Coalition reported that this is [...]

2021-11-05T12:15:06-04:00November 5, 2021|Pro-Life|

Whatcott ‘hate’ trial begins

Interim Staff The trial of Bill Whatcott for an alleged hate crime began at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto last month in relation to the distribution of flyers at the 2016 Toronto Pride parade displaying the potential consequences of homosexual activity. The literature described both the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual activity and the Crown prosecution says that is [...]

2021-11-04T11:29:15-04:00November 4, 2021|Society & Culture|

Halifax man attacked during 40 Days for Life

Paul Tuns A Nova Scotia man was assaulted during the 40 Days for Life witness in Halifax. The man, whom The Interim is not identifying, were “minding our own business on the side of Spring Garden Road” in Halifax, “praying my rosary” when “suddenly” a “masked woman rushed onto us from our right side,” grabbing one of the signs from the man’s [...]

2021-11-04T11:21:01-04:00November 4, 2021|Paul Tuns, Pro-Life|
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