PARENTS TO BE NOTIFIED IF CHILD-CARE WORKERS HAVE BEEN SEXUAL MOLESTER

OTTAWA, Oct 7 (LSN) – In a vote held late yesterday the House of Commons passed legislation giving Canadian parents a “right to know” if a child care applicant had previously been sexually abusive. The bill brought forward by Reform MP Eric Lowther is now sent to the House of Commons’ Justice Committee for examination before being returned to the House for third reading within the next six months.
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CHINA SIGNS UN HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY

BEIJING, Oct 7 (LSN) – Catholic World News reported yesterday that on Monday the Chinese government signed the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty which defines the right of self-determination, prohibits torture, and provides for freedom of movement, religion, expression, and association.  The agreement has yet to be ratified by China’s legislature which has the power to disregard any of the provisions it does not agree with. The communist Chinese government gave no indication of a possible date for ratification. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Zhu Bangzao, said: “As to the exact date, it depends […]
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PRO-LIFE INTERNET RESOURCE: BOOK ON RU-486

WWW, Oct 7 (LSN) – Ted Gerk of Pro-Life E-News Canada announced yesterday the availability of Rev. George Grant’s dynamic book on the topic of RU-486, on the world-wide-web. “The Quick and the Dead”, published in 1991 and now out of print, is available at:  https://www.ru486.org/quick1.htm
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BOY SCOUTS ALLOW GIRLS BUT GIRL GUIDES NO BOYS

OTTAWA, Oct 7 (LSN) – Alberta Report magazine reported in their September 28 edition that the organization formerly known as Boy Scouts of Canada will likely vote on November 28 to mandate that all local groups must allow both sexes to join the groups rather than give local groups the option to disregard the 1992 decision which allowed girls into the groups. Meanwhile Girl Guides, the traditional sister organization to the Scouts, continues to deny boys to be “girls.”  John Pettifer, the acting CEO of Scouts Canada, claims that “society has changed radically,  and we are now moving towards a […]
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MORE BIASED STUDIES TO PROMOTE KYOTO

OTTAWA, Oct 7 (LSN) – The Canadian Press reported yesterday on the latest in a flurry of so-called scientific studies to promote the UN’s radical environmentalist Kyoto Treaty. A study commissioned by the radical population control group, the David Suzuki Foundation,  claims that pollution kills up to 16,000 Canadians a year and that one in 13 deaths is caused by environmental problems. Pushing the Kyoto goals of drastically reducing the use of fossil fuels, Jim Fulton, executive director of the foundation said “These people are dying, and it’s directly attributable to the burning of fossil fuels.”  Suzuki, notorious for his […]
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CANADIAN CATHOLIC PRIME MINISTER A HERETIC

As Are All “Catholics” Who Believe In A Woman’s “Right” to Abortion   TORONTO, Oct 7 (LSN) – On Monday, a media statement from Catholic Insight, a renowned Canadian Catholic magazine, charged this week that the Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien,  Conservative leadership candidate Joe Clarke, and Ontario Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty, who all claim to be Catholics are in fact “heretics, cut off from the Catholic Church.” The magazine appealed to the Vatican’s recent (June 30)encyclical “Ad tendam fidem” (In defence of the Faith) for its charges.  It bases its findings on the pro-abortion statements of these politicians, noting […]
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CANADIAN CITIES PROCLAIM “GAY PRIDE WEEK”

But Would They Proclaim “Coming Out of Homosexuality Day”?  REGINA, Oct 6 (LSN) – The Canadian Press reported this morning that Regina City Council voted 6-5 yesterday to proclaim “gay pride week.” The decision has put Regina in line with Toronto,  Vancouver and Montreal that have all approved proclaiming the immoral event. CP reports that Mayor Doug Archer who voted in favor of the declaration, said that the change meant that similar proclamations will now be available to pro-life and pro-family groups.  Pro-family observers, however, wonder whether the mayor would proclaim events such as National Coming Out of Homosexuality Day […]
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UNITED NATIONS POPULATION ARM HOPES TO CO-OPT ISLAMIC CONFERENCE

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 6 (LSN) – The UN reported yesterday that the UN’s population control arm,  the UNFPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 2 with the Organization of the Islamic Conference “by which they agreed to consider holding high-level meetings of Islamic Conference member States to find ways of cooperating in population-related areas, such as reproductive health, including family life education, censuses and surveys.”  UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Nafis Sadik, said “With this agreement, we hope to put population issues higher on the agenda of the member countries of the OIC. We hope to interact better at the […]
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KEVORKIAN TRIAL PUT OFF BY LAWYER’S SICKNESS

ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Oct 6 (LSN) – Catholic World News reported yesterday that the trial against assisted-suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian for hisviolent confrontation with police was delayed Monday when just hours prior to jury selection, Kevorkian’s lawyer Michael Schwartz was hospitalized. Due to their respect for human life, pro-lifers hope treatment leads to Schwartz’s recovery not to another euthanasia statistic.
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UNIONISTS ASSAULT PRO-LIFER

PHILADELPHIA, Oct 6 (LSN) – Donald Adams, one of about 70 pro-lifers staging a protest outside Philadelphia city hall is suing Teamsters’ Union boss Johnny Morris for signaling his men to beat up the pro-lifer. President Clinton was at the city hall meeting with Mayor Rendell. According to a report in yesterday’s Philadelphia Daily News Morris “clapped his hat onto” Adams’ head and immediately Adams was pounced upon by numerous Teamsters resulting in the hospitalization of the 5-foot-6 and 130 pound pro-lifer.  Michael McMonagle of the Pro-Life Union of Southeastern Pennsylvania, recalled that 90 minutes before the assault Adams asked […]
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