Study: Ontario Can’t Afford All-Day Kindergarten – Better to Let Parents Keep the Money

OTTAWA, November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study released today by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada reveals that full-day kindergarten in Ontario will cost $1.8 billion annually, about double initial estimates. If the proposed vision for early learning in Ontario is fully implemented, encompassing “the prenatal period through to adolescence,” the costs would easily rise to $6.1 billion annually. This is nearly half the current Ministry of Education budget.  Were the money given to parents instead of being spent on institutional care, parents could receive a minimum of $9,199 dollars per child, annually.  The study conservatively estimates […]
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Fifth Bishop Didn’t Take Up National CCHD Collection

By Patrick B. Craine ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, Florida also decided to discontinue the CCHD collection, LifeSiteNews.com has confirmed, bringing the list of bishops who decided against holding this year's collection to five. In a November article for his diocesan magazine, Bishop Galeone explains that he had made this decision in May – many months prior to the controversy that erupted this fall over reports that the CCHD is funding groups that support abortion, contraception, and same-sex “marriage.” The bishop lists three reasons for his decision. First, he says, “over the […]
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Cardinal Pell’s Address on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion

CANBERRA, Australia, Nob. 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following is the text of a keynote address given Friday by Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney: As many of you are aware, the Human Rights Commission has been conducting an inquiry into freedom of religion in Australia for over a year. The only question about its outcome is how bad it will be. The tone was set when the inquiry was announced in September 2008. The ABC reported the Commission’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, expressing concern (in the ABC’s words) “at evidence of a growing fundamentalist religious lobby, in areas such […]
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Editorial: Poland, the Pope, and the Death Penalty

Tuesday January 8, 2008 Editorial: Poland, the Pope, and the Death Penalty In the West life is a right, and life is sacred, just as long as the life we’re talking about is guilty of a capital crime By John Jalsevac Featured prominently on the homepage of the not-so-subtly titled prodeathpenalty.com is a quotation by a Mr. John McAdams, a professor at Marquette University. He quips, “If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other […]
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Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Harassed for Attempting to Meet with President Obama

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—On November 18th, shortly after testifying before a U.S. congressional panel on human rights abuses in China, including the issue of forced abortions and sterilizations, lawyer Jing Tianyong was held and interrogated by Chinese police for attempting to meet with President Obama. In an emergency press conference yesterday, Rep. Chris Smith called on President Obama to break his silence on China's human rights issues and “to personally intervene with your close friend and strategic partner, [Chinese President] Hu Jintao and ask him to cease persecuting Jiang Tianyong.” Jiang and four other lawyers had […]
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Commentary on November 24 LSN NewsBytes

Dear Readers, There has been an earthquake over climate change as a result of the publicly released emails discrediting the honesty of some leading global warming advocates. This only confirms what we have known for years. Climate change/global warming is far more of a religion, an anti-population ideology and a massive power grab than credible science. It exploits genuine concern for the environment and conservation that is naturally shared by most people – to advance something far beyond that. The Patrick Kennedy controversy is very revealing. The chickens have come home to roost, as the saying goes, over the lack […]
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Support for Obama, Democrat Health Care Plan Sink to New Low: Rasmussen

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Rasmussen poll released Monday revealed support for President Obama's health care overhaul at an all-time low, with only 38% of respondents favoring the Democrats' plan, and 56% opposed.  The health care numbers were the lowest of the nearly two dozen Rasmussen tracking polls conducted since June, which had not dipped below 41% support.  Rasmussen also reports that the survey, which was ongoing during Saturday's procedural vote on the measure in the Senate, showed a slight decrease in support following the vote. As in previous polls, stronger feelings reside with […]
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Baby Gabriel’s Life Saved after Ethics Panel Changes Mind about Withdrawing Treatment

By John Jalsevac November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed an emergency motion in court Monday to save the life of a nine-month-old baby, Gabriel Palmer.  East Tennessee Children's Hospital had said that it might abandon his medical care against his mother's wishes, even though the child is stable and a doctor says he could live for a long time. However, after the lawsuit was filed, doctors with the East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH) changed their opposition to ongoing care for the baby and the ethics panel agreed. In response to the latest development, ADF Legal Counsel […]
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LSN NewsBytes – Climate Change/ Environmental Extremism

* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. Compiled by Steve Jalsevac LA Times Changes Its Mind: Science Doesn't Matter On Climate Bill (Newsbusters) On November 22, while responding to the growing scandal about alleged proof that global warming is a hoax, the Times brushed it off with a puzzling claim that science should have no bearing on climate legislation. https://newsbusters.org/blogs/candance-moore/2009/11/22/la-times-changes-its-mind-science-doesnt-matter-climate-bill Global Warming Promoter 'Dismayed and Deeply Shaken' by ClimateGate (Newsbusters) One of the world's leading promoters of the […]
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New Canadian Child Pornography Bill Good But Lacks Teeth: Anti-Child Sex Crimes Activists

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new bill was introduced by the Conservative federal government today with the intention of requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to inform police if they discover links to child pornography on their customers' websites. The legislation is entitled “An Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service.” Under the legislation ISPs would also be required to safeguard and disclose to police evidence if they believe a child-pornography offence has been committed using a server they provide, and to report any tips they […]
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