Human Rights Commissions

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Law Matters John Carpay Passing a law against “hate” is a popular move, but one that seriously threatens free expression because people cannot agree among themselves on what constitutes hate. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is now looking at changing federal laws to stem “the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hate [...]

Alberta religious schools challenge LGBT mandate

Over two dozen religious schools in Alberta continue to fight for their right to not allow “gay-straight alliance” (GSA) clubs, six months after being blocked by an Alberta judge. Bill 24, or An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, requires independent religious schools permit the creation of GSAs if requested by a student, and forbids schools from informing parents when their children join [...]

2019-01-25T16:44:42-05:00January 25, 2019|Human rights, Marriage and Family, Sex Education|

Bubble zone defeated in Manitoba

The Progressive Conservative majority defeated a private member’s bill that would have established anti-free speech bubble zones around Manitoba abortion facilities and pharmacies that dispensed the abortion pill. NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine (St. Johns) tabled Bill 200, Safe Access to Abortion Services, that would have established bubble zones of 150 meters around facilities where abortions take place, outlawing any pro-lifer from “inform(ing) [...]

2019-01-14T06:26:10-05:00January 14, 2019|Bubble Zone, Politics|

Eugenics is not treatment

Last month CBS reported on the supposed success Iceland had in eliminating Down syndrome yet it was immediately obvious that the Nordic country had done no such thing. Rather, through nudging expectant mothers toward genetic testing and a cultural predisposition to abort preborn babies with the chromosomal disorder, Iceland had succeeded not in eliminating Down syndrome but rather people with Down syndrome. [...]

2017-09-02T19:45:53-04:00September 2, 2017|Editorials, Population|

Senate holds hearings on C-16

Bill C-16 seeks to amend “the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination” and to amend the Criminal Code so that gender identity and gender expression are listed under the definition of “identifiable group” for protection against hate propaganda and are listed as aggravating circumstances for hate crimes. It passed [...]

Trost casts lone vote against ‘Gender Equality Week’ bill

Brad Trost On Feb. 1, a private member’s bill, C-309, “An Act to establish Gender Equality Week,” passed second reading in a 287-1 vote. Conservative MP and leadership candidate Brad Trost (Saskatoon-University) cast the lone against Liberal MP Sven Spengemann’s (Mississauga—Lakeshore) C-309. The bill’s preamble says Parliament “wishes to increase awareness of the significant and substantive contributions that Canadian women [...]

2017-03-24T09:37:18-04:00March 24, 2017|Announcements, Features, Politics, Society & Culture|

CHP sues Hamilton over ad removal

The Christian Heritage Party has announced it will take the city of Hamilton to court after the municipality’s transit system removed three ads from bus shelters that challenged the city’s policy allowing self-identifying transgender men to use women’s washrooms and change rooms. The CHP raised $50,000 in one week when it appealed to supporters to back their legal challenge. On Sept. 21, [...]

2016-10-06T14:27:22-04:00October 6, 2016|Announcements, Features, Politics, Pro-Life|

Toronto hospital refused selection reduction abortion on twin

When the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled on July 18th that Mount Sinai Hospital was not discriminating when it refused to abort one of a patient’s two healthy preborn twins, the patient decided to appeal the ruling. The patient, a 45-year-old woman who is referred to in the case as C.V, had filed a human rights complaint to the OHRT on May [...]

2016-09-29T07:19:52-04:00September 29, 2016|Abortion Law, Human Rights Commissions|

Ontario court upholds Law Society ban on TWU grads

An Ontario court has sided with the province’s lawyers in preventing graduates from Trinity Western University from practicing law in Ontario. Last year, in a 28-21 vote, the Law Society of Upper Canada denied accreditation to the TWU’s new law school scheduled to open next year. TWU then appealed to Ontario’s Divisional Court, which heard arguments for the case (Trinity Western University [...]

2015-08-25T13:05:02-04:00August 24, 2015|Human rights, Religion, Society & Culture|

Windsor murder calls attention to lack of unborn victim’s law

The murder of a 31-year-old pregnant woman in Windsor, Ontario is leading some people to question why Canada’s laws don’t defend unborn victims of crime. Cassandra Kaake’s body was found by firefighters on Dec. 11 in a house on Benjamin Avenue in the southwestern Ontario city during a call to extinguish a fire. Kaake was seven months pregnant. The cause of her [...]

2015-02-16T14:00:02-05:00February 16, 2015|Unborn Victims Act|

20 years after Cairo, UN population meetings still pushing ‘reproductive rights’

Two members of the Campaign Life Coalition delegation at the Cairo +20 commission at the United Nations, Matt Wojciechowski (centre) and Tanya Allen (right), talk to delegates from two Latin American countries during the proceedings. The 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD) at the United Nations concluded in the early morning hours of April 12 following a week of [...]

2014-05-30T16:54:56-04:00May 30, 2014|Human rights, Society & Culture|

Priest’s lawsuit attempts to silence LifeSiteNews

Fr. Raymond Gravel   A legal torpedo was launched against online news service (LSN) on Dec. 21, 2010, following a long period of ongoing friction between Fr. Raymond Gravel (a Catholic priest and one-time Bloc Québecois MP) and LSN. The priest sued LSN, five of its journalists and managers, plus Campagne Québec-Vie (CQV) and its former director, Luc Gagnon. [...]

2013-05-31T13:29:45-04:00May 31, 2013|Announcements, Features, Human Rights Commissions|

C-279 passes

In a 149-137 vote, C-279, a private member’s bill that would add amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and hate crimes law by adding gender identity and gender expression to the specially protected classes of people, passed Parliament on March 20 and will now move to the Senate. In 2011, a previous version of the bill passed the House but died in [...]

2013-04-29T07:23:05-04:00April 29, 2013|Human rights, Politics|

Canadian ‘bathroom bill’ to be voted on Wednesday

Bill C-279, a private member's bill that would add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to Canada’s Human Rights Act and Criminal Code, will come up for a vote on Wednesday. has the story, which reports: Critics say that if passed, Bill C-279 will effectively abolish society's understanding of male and female.  The preamble to the bill states: “Gender Identity means, in [...]

2013-03-19T05:44:44-04:00March 19, 2013|Soconvivium|

Feds deny Gay Pride funding

After controversy surrounding the federal government’s funding of Toronto Gay Pride festivities, Stephen Harper re-assigned responsibilities for the Marquee Tourism Events Program, which gave $397,500 to the homosexualist organization, to Industry Minister Tony Clement from Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Diane Ablonczy. Pro-family organizations were outraged that the celebration of homosexuality, which often features scantily clad and naked demonstrators [...]

2010-06-09T14:06:00-04:00June 9, 2010|Human rights, Politics|
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