CANADIAN ALLIANCE BOOTS REBEL MPS FROM PARTY

Leadership Heats Up With Grant Hill Entering Race and Day Soon To Follow OTTAWA, December 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In a move some are calling “long overdue” the Canadian Alliance National Council voted Thursday to expel the six rebel MPs from the party for creating party scandal with their public and unreserved criticism of former Alliance Leader Stockwell Day. In a 14 to 13 vote the Council ousted Deborah Gray, Chuck Strahl, Val Meredith, Jay Hill, Grant McNally and Jim Pankiw. Day stepped down as leader last week. In related news, Grant Hill announced his candidacy for Leader of the […]
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MANITOBA PREMIER OFFICIALLY USES WORD ‘CHRISTMAS’ FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1996

Doesn’t like taking the word ‘Christ’ out of Christmas. WINNIPEG, December 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Manitoba Premier Gary Doer has decided to pull back slightly from political correctness ideology with an open reference to a “Christmas tree”. The National Post reports that the provincial legislature has not officially used the word “Christmas” since 1996. While the decorated spruce tree at the legislature has been referred to as the multicultural tree since 1990, Doer has decided to rename it a “Christmas tree.” Doer defended his decision saying, “If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it’s not a […]
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LORD OF THE RINGS HAS STRONG CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION

December 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – As with Harry Potter, many parents are wondering whether the soon to be released movie blockbuster, Lord of the Rings, with all of its violence, monsters and even some magic is appropriate for them and/or their children. The movie, which is probably too frightening for young children, is closely based on the J.R.R. Tolkien three part novel of the same title. What is not so well known is that the book, and it’s epic struggles between good and evil, was written with a strong Catholic Christian perspective. Tolkien was passionate about his faith and attempted […]
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RADICAL PRO-ABORTION SENATOR SET TO RETIRE

OTTAWA, December 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Liberal Senator Sheila Finestone, a radical pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activist politician is retiring from the Senate Jan 28, as she reaches age 75. Finestone, appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Jean Chretien in 1999, referred to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which ushered abortion into Canada, as the reason for her entrance into politics in her farewell Friday. Recalling a conversation with former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau she said, “I told him it was all his doing, it was his fault, because he has brought in multicultural rights and women’s rights under […]
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PRESTON MANNING WILL TAKE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO POST Canadian Press reports that Preston Manning, founder of the Reform Party and its Leader prior to its evolvement into the Canadian Alliance, will become a lecturer at the University of Toronto after he retires from politics in January. His post will begin in the fall. Manning will also become a senior fellow at the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute. His residence remains in Calgary. AUSTRALIA’S DR. DEATH SEEKING TO ‘PRACTICE’ IN NEW ZEALAND The New Zealand Herald reports that Australian euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke still plans to apply for temporary registration as a […]
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BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE TIRE COMPANY FUNDING HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISM

NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 14, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The American Family Association (AFA) has blasted the Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS) tire and rubber company for their announcement of a promise of support for homosexual activists via heavy advertising on homosexual websites, television channels and print media. The BFS announcement noted that the company had a history of donations promoting homosexuality. BFS admitted having funded among other ventures: GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), Family Pride Coalition and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Firestone’s employees are not happy about the company’s new endorsement. AFA President […]
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DRUGS ARE BEING SOUGHT TO DO THE JOB OF STEM CELLS WITHOUT THE CONTROVERSY https://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/13/business/13CELL.html?todaysheadlines ADULT STEM CELLS PERMANENTLY CURE SICKLE CELL ANEMIA IN MICE https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38805-2001Dec13.html WEST AUSTRALIA AD AUTHORITY BANS AD LINKING HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHILIA The West Australian advertising watchdog has ruled that a newspaper ad linking homosexuality and pedophilia breached industry ethics. In September, the Australian Family Association (AFA) placed a newspaper ad claiming sexual orientation anti-discrimination laws will result in “many more boys” being “seduced by older men.”  https://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,3409001%255E2761,00.html Ezra Levant, formerly a conservative writer with the National Post, is to be the Canadian Alliance candidate in […]
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GERMAN COURT REJECTS WRONGFUL BIRTH SUIT

KALSRUHE, Germany, December 14, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A German Federal Court has rejected a lawsuit by couple demanding financial compensation from doctors for not warning them of their children’s handicaps while in utero. The British Medical Journal reports that parents of identical girl twins say that if doctors told them one of the twins was disabled they would have aborted the baby, who is now a child dependant on a wheelchair. The judges ruled that an abortion of the handicapped twin would have been illegal because the procedure would have severely risked the life of the other twin. Only an […]
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PRO-LATIMER CLEMENCY PETITION CLAIMS 60,000+ SIGNATURES

OTTAWA, December 14, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) presented a petition with more than 60,000 signatures to the office of Solicitor General Lawrence MacAulay on Thursday demanding clemency for Robert Latimer and an end to mandatory minimum prison sentences. Latimer, the Saskatchewan farmer serving a minimum 10-year sentence for the murder of his disabled 12-year-old daughter Tracy, claims he acted out of mercy. The Supreme Court ruled against allowing Latimer to avoid the minimum sentence, and disability activists praised the decision saying anything less would have devalued the lives of society’s most vulnerable. Latimer’s supporters are […]
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RELIGIOUS GROUPS OPPOSE COMMONS COMMITTEE EMBRYO RESEARCH DECISION

OTTAWA, December 14, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) commented on the Commons Health Committee report on the proposed new reproductive technology legislation. The legislation, while banning all forms of human cloning, recommended permitting destructive research on human embryos. Both the Canadian Alliance and the Conservative Party issued dissenting reports asking that there be a moratorium and a ban respectively on embryonic stem cell research. Bruce Clemenger, Director of EFC's Centre for Faith and Public Life said, “While we applaud the clear support for the prohibitions contained in the […]
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