ONTARIO PREMIER SAYS EVES’ WARNINGS ABOUT “HATE” IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS IS “IRRELEVANT”

TORONTO, December 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Ontario Premier Mike Harris has referred to the comments of a contender to replace him as “irrelevant.” The Hamilton Spectator reported yesterday that Harris dismissed Tory Leadership hopeful Ernie Eves’ suggestion that private schools may teach “hate.” Harris said, “As far as anything to do with hate or teaching hate, no school in Ontario, private or public, will be allowed to stay open that does that. We have very strong laws on that so that’s irrelevant and extraneous to the issue.” Harris also criticized Eves’ insistence that private schools follow the Ontario curriculum. “As […]
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ACTION ITEM – PRI CALLS ON PRESIDENT BUSH TO ZERO-FUND UNFPA

Population Research Institute has urged U.S. recipients of their email action alert below to call the White House: Ask President Bush to zero-fund UNFPA because of its support of coercive abortion and sterilization. Calls may be placed to the following: John Bridgeland Domestic Policy Counsel, White House 202-456-2895 Tim Goeglein Deputy Director of Public Liaison, White House 202-456-2380 Ken Mehlman Director of Political Affairs, White House 202-456-6257 David Hobbs Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, White House 202-456-6620 Background:  On September 27 of this year, PRI sent a team of investigators to look into alleged abuses in a […]
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COURT DECISION ALLOWS PARENTS TO RETAIN CHILDREN IN SPANKING CASE

Social Work Agency Fails Attempt to Place Restraining Order on Pastor AYLMER, ON, December 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The attempt of the Family and Children’s Services of St. Thomas and Elgin (FCS) to have a court declare a Christian family in contempt of a court order against the use of spanking has failed. The Aylmer family whose seven children were forcibly apprehended by social workers when the parents refused to promise to not spank their children with objects such as a switch, was in court yesterday. They were happy to hear the judge rule that he lacked the authority to […]
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‘FORMER EMBRYOS’ PROTESTING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

NORFOLK, VA, December 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – “The pro-life movement needs to take a serious look at in vitro fertilization,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. “Every in vitro fertilization procedure results in dead babies.” American Life League supporters, dressed in T-shirts bearing the label “former embryo,” will gathered outside the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine today to address the pitfalls of in vitro fertilization. This event kicks off a series of protests at in vitro fertilization clinics across the country. The campaign will educate people about the reprehensible nature of the process. The in vitro fertilization process, […]
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TASMANIA PASSES LAW ALLOWING EASY ACCESS TO ABORTION

TASMANIA, December 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Tasmania passed legislation which, according to pro-life groups, will allow virtual abortion on demand on the Southern Australian island state. The ‘emergency’ legislation, for which parliamentarians were recalled from Christmas break, passed both houses of Parliament in just 2 days with only minor amendments. The legislation was initiated when abortionists stopped committing abortions after a medical student complained to police that abortionists were falsifying documents in order to skirt the 75-year-old abortion law. See related coverage:  https://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,3474157%255E921,00.html https://www.abc.net.au/news/politics/2001/12/item20011221014728_1.htm
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM LIFESITE NEWS

A very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year from LifeSite News. Pray with us that this New Year may herald an end to the many attacks on the most innocent and vulnerable human lives, especially by abortion, allowing us all to live in a new era of grace and peace. May the love of the Little Child born 2000 years ago inspire your hearts with joy and peace. Remember, Jesus is the “reason for the season.” PLEASE NOTE : LifeSite News reports will be temporarily suspended for the Christmas season as of today and will resume regular publication on Jan. […]
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TORY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE EVES CALLED ON TO RESIGN OVER POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST

TORONTO, December 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Tory leadership hopeful Ernie Eves, who earns a reported seven figure salary from Credit Suisse First Boston, was called on to resign from his lucrative job by Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty. The Liberal Leader noted that in the wake of this week’s Hydro announcements, Eves must resign since “Credit Suisse First Boston could have a major interest in the sale and purchase of Hydro One.”“The potential conflict of interest is obvious. Mr. Eves cannot help run Credit Suisse at the same time he’s running for the top job in government. He’s in an […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

FATHER OF AMERICAN TALIBAN FIGHTER LEFT FAMILY TO BEGIN HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP The San Francisco Examiner reports that Frank Lindh, father of the 20-year old Caucasian American who became a Taliban fighter, “has been quoted time and again as saying it was his son John’s reading of the “Autobiography of Malcolm X” when John was 16 in 1997 that turned his son’s head and heart towards Islam. But something else going on in the family’s life at that time may have been just as decisive. When Frank Lindh left his family in 1997, it was to move in with a male […]
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MICHAEL O’BRIEN DEFENDS POTTER CRITICS FROM CHARGES OF FUNDAMENTALISM https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=14297 JUDGE: MIAMI GIRL CAN SUE MOM FOR INJURIES SUFFERED IN UTERO https://sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-1219miamigirl.story?coll=  sfla%2Dhome%2Dheadlines CARRIBEAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS OPPOSE BILL LEGALIZING SODOMY IN JAMAICA https://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20011218/news/news1.html
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TORY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE EVES SLAMMED OVER ANTI-RELIGIOUS REMARK

TORONTO, December 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) would not normally become involved in the election of a leader of a political party. However, public comments by Ontario Progressive Conservative party leadership candidate Ernie Eves’ regarding the teaching of “hatred” in independent schools were deemed “cause for serious concern ” by CCRL. Mr. Eves, in commenting on the proposed private school tax credit program unveiled by Ontario Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, is reported to have stated: “I am not against choice in the education system, but I am in favour of some very basic standards. Are […]
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