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NDP win majority, CHP improve in BC election

By Interim Staff The NDP called an early election in an attempt to win a majority, and on Oct. 24 won 57 of 87 seats in the B.C. legislature on the strength of nearly 66 per cent of the vote. The Liberals won 28 seats and the Greens two. In 2017, the Liberals won two more seats than the NDP and briefly [...]

2020-12-26T12:32:32-05:00December 26, 2020|Politics|

Trump loses, but pro-life victories abound

By Oswald Clark and Paul Tuns Despite contesting the election results due to a number of irregularities in the counting and qualification of votes in several states, President Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to the most pro-abortion candidate offered by either major party—Joe Biden. Biden, a former senator and vice president, repudiated his lifelong record of opposing taxpayer funding of [...]

2020-12-08T20:48:02-05:00December 8, 2020|Politics|

Alberta NDP push abortion access guarantee

On Sept. 29, members of the Select Special Public Health Act Review Committee of the Alberta legislature debated adding abortion access to the province's Public Health Act. The motion was put forward by NDP MLA Kathleen Ganley (Calgary-Mountain View) and was defeated in committee the following day on a straight party-line vote, with the NDP committee members supporting it and the United [...]

2020-12-05T13:02:13-05:00November 3, 2020|Abortion, Politics|

Amy Coney Barrett says Roe is not super-precedent

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who was a darling of feminists and others on the Left, passed away in late September, it set up an opportunity for President Donald Trump to leave a long-term legacy by appointing a third justice to the country’s highest court. Earlier in the summer, Trump had released a list of potential Supreme Court appointments [...]

2020-12-06T15:52:33-05:00October 30, 2020|Politics|

Calgary to restrict ‘advocacy messaging’ near schools

Calgary city council is considering banning advocacy displays near schools after a council committee approved the proposed bylaw on Sept. 9. The new rules, if passed, would prohibit any signs larger than a postcard (5 inches by 3.5 inches) that express an opinion on any issue or cause within 150 metres of a school, although the bylaw would not apply to school [...]

2020-11-19T10:14:52-05:00October 7, 2020|Bubble Zone, Politics|

Two NB candidates dropped over LGBQT posts

In what has become almost a ritual during elections, both the PCs and Liberals dropped a candidate after social media posts on LGBQT issues resurfaced during the campaign. Higgs announced that Roland Michaud was dropped as the candidate in Victoria-La Vallee after it was reported that he shared a meme that media reports said "suggested physical violence against transgender women when they [...]

2020-11-19T10:14:52-05:00October 7, 2020|Election, Politics, Transgender|

Pro-life friendly premier wins majority in NB

Going back to the polls two years after winning a minority government, Blaine Higgs' Progressive Conservatives won a majority in Canada's first COVID-19 pandemic election in a campaign in which the abortion issue featured prominently. In 2018, the PCs won 22 of the New Brunswick legislature's 49 seats, while the Liberals won 21. PC leader Blaine Higgs became leader because of the [...]

2020-12-06T16:03:38-05:00October 1, 2020|Abortion, Election, Politics|

B.C. pink flag display highlights sex-selective abortions

On Sept. 12, three MPs joined three pink flag displays organized by We Need a Law in the British Columbia lower mainland. The displays were intended to inform the public about the practice of sex-selective abortion in Canada, which studies have indicated target girl preborn children in some immigrant communities. MP Cathay Wagantall (CPC, Yorkton-Melville), who introduced Bill C-233, the Sex Selective [...]

2020-12-06T16:04:26-05:00October 1, 2020|Abortion, Politics|

U.S. election offers stark choice on abortion

The U.S. election is about many issues including the fitness of the two major candidates to lead and the president’s handling of the pandemic and the economy. A major difference between the parties and presidential candidates is their approach to abortion, which would have been important to many voters but will have a higher profile and could become the issue of the [...]

Keep America

In 1994, the United States of America was enjoying peace and prosperity. The Cold War was over, the economy was thriving, and the third-youngest president in the country’s history had recently been elected; he and his centrist policies enjoyed popular support. And yet, even as the good times were rolling, a 5-foot-tall Albanian religious sister offered this country a dire warning and [...]

2020-12-06T16:20:12-05:00October 1, 2020|Abortion, Announcements, Editorials, Politics|

Socons & the CPC

For all the post-election hand-wringing about whether social conservatism was, in the words of Peter MacKay, the “stinking albatross” that cost Andrew Scheer Canada’s premiership in 2019, the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race revealed, once again, that social conservatives are an invaluable and inexorable part of the country’s conservative movement. While a self-described “pro-choice candidate,” Erin O’Toole emerged as the victor; [...]

2020-12-06T16:22:58-05:00September 27, 2020|Andrew Lawton, Politics|

John Turner, RIP

John Turner, the justice minister in Pierre Trudeau’s government when Parliament passed the Omnibus Bill that permitted abortion, has died at age 91. Turner is known as the second shortest serving prime minister (11 weeks in 1984) and the Liberal leader who lost to Brian Mulroney twice, including the free trade election of 1988. His political star rose in the 1960s when, [...]

2020-12-06T16:35:44-05:00September 27, 2020|Abortion, Politics|

Erin O’Toole & the direction of the Conservative Party

On August 24, Erin O’Toole won the Conservative Party of Canada leadership, mostly on the strength of support as a second- or third-choice of pro-life and other socially conservative members of the party who voted for Derek Sloan and Leslyn Lewis. O’Toole was behind presumptive frontrunner Peter MacKay after the first and second ballot. On the first ballot, Campaign Life Coalition green-lit [...]

2020-12-06T16:42:11-05:00September 27, 2020|Announcements, Conservatives, Election, Politics|

Pro-life candidates garner 35 per cent of first ballot support

CLC national president Jeff Gunnarson said the “pro-life candidates had stunning performances, representing a combined 35 per cent of the total vote on the first ballot.” He told The Interim that having “once again proved that pro-lifers are a large and important part of the Conservative coalition, Erin O’Toole needs to respect their views with more than lip service that social conservatives [...]

2020-12-06T16:44:37-05:00August 31, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Issues, Politics, Pro-Life|

Analysis on the CPC election

Social conservatives prove to be MacKay's albatross The two pro-life candidates, Leslyn Lewis and Derek Sloan, won more than a third of the points in the first ballot, more than twice the support than the two pro-life candidates—Pierre Lemieux and Brad Trost— won in 2017. Erin O’Toole defeated Peter MacKay, the presumptive front runner, on the third ballot. The leadership race for [...]

2020-12-06T16:44:03-05:00August 31, 2020|Announcements, Conservatives, Election, Features, Issues, Politics|
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