DAY CHOSEN AS FOREIGN AFFAIRS CRITIC, KENNEY WITHOUT PORTFOLIO

OTTAWA, April 5, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Stephen Harper, the new Leader of the Canadian Alliance Party, announced the members of his shadow cabinet yesterday. Notably, Harper’s opponents leadership opponents were given senior positions. Former leader Stockwell Day was appointed as the Senior Critic for Foreign Affairs and Dr. Grant Hill was made Deputy Leader. Pro-lifers were saddened to learn that Jason Kenney, an MP with one of the most outstanding records on right-to-life issues is no longer Finance Critic and is without a portfolio. Information to date is that Kenney had requested this arrangement. In related news, Harper has agreed […]
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TORONTO CITY WORLD YOUTH DAY CHAIR SUPPORTS HOMOSEXUAL DATING

St. Michael’s College Theology Professor Speaks Against Board’s Position TORONTO, April 5, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Toronto City Councillor and City World Youth Day (WYD) Chair Joe Mihevic was a speaker at an April 3 press conference supporting a Catholic 17-year-old male student who is lobbying his school board to reverse their refusal to allow him to bring his 21 year old ‘boyfriend’ to the school prom. Speaking alongside gay activists, Mihevic urged the Durham Catholic School Board to grant student Marc Hall’s request. The press conference was orchestrated by openly gay MPP George Smitherman at the Queen’s Park Media Studio. […]
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CONSERVATIVE/ALLIANCE MEETING TO DISCUSS HALTING CONSERVATIVE VOTE SPLITTING   Tory Leader Joe Clark said the meeting would “discuss the establishment of a single, united, national alternative to the Liberal Party of Canada. The discussion that we are proposing would include options to attract Canadians who have in the past not voted for either the Canadian Alliance or the Progressive Conservative parties and to ensure that there will be a single conservative candidate in each riding in the country.”  https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20020404/540965.html ONTARIO PREMIER-ELECT EVES TO RUN IN BY-ELECTION   Ernie Eves has decided to run for a seat in the riding of […]
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AUSTRALIA SET TO ALLOW DESTRUCTIVE RESEARCH ON HUMAN EMBRYOS

MELBOURNE, April 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Australian Prime Minister wrote to the country’s premiers today proposing that the commonwealth and states allow human embryos left over from IVF treatments to be used for stem cell research. “It is our proposal and our intention to legislate both the ban on human cloning and also the conditions attaching (to) and governing the use of embryos for research purposes, that we should legislate that nationally,” he said. “We will ask the states and the territories to mirror that legislation at a state and territory level so that we have a comprehensive national legislative […]
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UK SEX ADVISORS BATTLE AGAINST CANADIAN PRO-ABSTINENCE YOUTH GROUP

LONDON, April 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Sex education advisors in East Sussex have lobbied schools against repeat performances by a Canadian pro-abstinence youth group. The Canadian Challenge Team, an Ottawa-based volunteer youth group which travels the world presenting a positive message for chastity till marriage, was “mystified by and disappointed” by the Sexual Health Forum’s disapproval of their work. After Challenge Team presentations at eight schools last year, the Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) team for East Sussex – part of the Government’s Sexual Health Forum, circulated a letter to all schools “in order to preclude visits to East […]
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US CONSIDERING WITHDRAWING SIGNATURE FROM INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Final Ratifications to Be Announced April 11 Say Leaders WASHINGTON, April 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The US ambassador for war crimes issues said last week that the Bush administration is considering withdrawing its signature from the 1998 Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. In related news, the final ratifications are expected to be announced at a UN meeting next week on April 11. Last Thursday, Pierre Prosper, U.S. ambassador for war crimes issues said, “The United States is not and will not be a part of the ICC.” Withdrawing or “unsigning,” he told a press conference, “means that a […]
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CATHOLIC BOARD THREATENED WITH LAWSUIT ON FORBIDDING HOMOSEXUAL PROM DATE

Gay Activists Willing to Take Case to Supreme Court TORONTO, April 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – At press conference yesterday, the male 17-year-old Catholic high school student, whose request to bring his homosexual 21-year-old boyfriend to the school prom was refused, threatened to take legal action against the school board. The student, Marc Hall, is to address the Durham Region Catholic School Board Monday April 8 on the issue. “If nothing happens April 8, I’ll probably take legal action,” said Hall at the press conference. Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers, Toronto Centre-Rosedale MPP George Smitherman, Councillor Joe Mihevc […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD HIRES NATIONWIDE CHAPLAIN/LOBBYIST https://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=plannedparenthood30m&date=20020330&query=planned+parenthood (with files from Pro-Life E-News) WOMAN TRIES TO TRADE BABY FOR PUPPY https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54662-2002Apr3.html POLL CLAIMS MAJORITY SUPPORT ADOPTION BY HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES An ABCNEWS poll conducted by telephone March 27-31, 2002, among a random national sample of 1,031 adults has found that supporters of homosexual adoption outnumber opponents for the first time in 10 years of polling on the subject. Forty-seven percent think homosexual couples should be legally permitted to adopt while slightly fewer, 42 percent, disagree.  https://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/gayadopt_poll020402.html
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NATIONAL POST CARRIES RESEARCH LINKING LATIMER TO INCREASED INCIDENCE OF KILLING DISABLED CHILDREN https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20020403/530544.html AUSTRALIAN GOV’T DUMPS PLANS TO FORMALLY LEGALIZE ABORTION https://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,4064389%255E2862,00.html GERMAN DISSIDENT ‘CATHOLIC’ GROUP TO CONTINUE ABORTION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM https://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/print.asp?rub={038C75A2-C1AA-46b3-ACFA-0F3365878EF3}&sub=&doc={521AE7BE-2E09-41F1-AD3D-5048E1C27886}&arc=1
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CLARIFICATION RE: BC BISHOP’S REMOVAL OF SEX-ED PROGRAMS

Regarding the March 25 LifeSite story “VANCOUVER ARCHBISHOP GRANTS VICTORY TO PARENTS IN SEX-ED BATTLE,” Archbishop Adam Exner would like to clarify that he did not suggest that the former proposed program was not in conformity with the Holy See. In a letter to LifeSite, the archbishop pointed out that “In the previous proposed program, which involved the mandatory use of either “Fully Alive” or “Growing in Love,” the biological aspects of sexuality education were to be done by the parents, in keeping with the principle that parents are the first educators of their children.” The archbishop also wrote, “I […]
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