Recent Canadian News

Canadian Gvmt Funding Group that Performs Illegal Abortions

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, September 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A major international abortion provider that is receiving funding from the Canadian International Development Agency has in the past admitted to performing illegal abortions in its facilities. In a 2007 video recorded by the Population Research Institute, Paul Cornellisson, the South African Program Director for Marie Stopes International, admitted, “We do illegal abortions all over the world.”  “In a way we could help people you know. We are just over the border from Johannesburg and Pretoria.” Cornellisson suggested his organization could consider opening a centre in Namibia, where abortion is […]
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40 Days For Life Starting September 22 in Cities across Canada

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers in a record 238 locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England, Northern Ireland and Denmark are now preparing for 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 22 to October 31. This year, nine Canadian cities are gearing up to mobilize people of faith and conscience for the seventh coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign. These unified efforts have seen more than 350,000 people joined together in an historic display of unity to pray and fast for an end to abortion. The campaigns have resulted in at least 35 abortion workers […]
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Conservative Minister Bev Oda Reopens G8 Abortion Debate

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a shocking about-face, pro-abortion activist and Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda has said that the Canadian government is now open to funding abortion under its G8 maternal health plan. The announcement comes despite a previous vote in Parliament not to fund abortion as part of the Harper government’s $1.1 billion health initiative. The surprise announcement was made in an interview today with the Ottawa Citizen’s Elizabeth Payne.  “As long as it is legal within the country and it's a legal procedure,” Oda said.  “If we were asked […]
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Ontario Equity Strategy Threatens to Embed Religious Discrimination: CLC

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As part of their campaign to scrap Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s equity and inclusive education strategy, Campaign Life Coalition is warning that the strategy threatens to embed a systematic and unjust religious discrimination within school boards’ hiring and advancement policies. Jim Hughes, CLC national president, said that the strategy “clearly makes for discrimination against those who don’t hold to the Ministry’s homosexualist version of ‘equity’, both in terms of advancement in the board and in terms of hiring practices.” The charge is based on a section in the Ministry’s documents […]
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Pro-Lifers Urged to Show Up En Masse for Linda Gibbons Hearing

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders are calling on concerned individuals to show up en masse at a hearing in the ongoing trial of Canadian pro-life “prisoner of conscience” Linda Gibbons this Thursday. “It’s important that as many people as possible go to show their support, not only to Linda, but to the judge,” wrote Alissa Golob, head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth, on behalf of CLC national president Jim Hughes.  “If Linda wins this case, the temporary injunction on Toronto abortion clinics could be lifted.” The “temporary” injunction, imposed in 1994, created […]
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Parents Must Unite to Scrap Ontario Equity Strategy, Says Pro-Family Group

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario government’s equity and inclusive education strategy is “a program of child indoctrination” that “represents a frontal assault on the moral & religious values of a majority of parents, and a trampling of their parental rights,” argues the political pro-life and pro-family group Campaign Life Coalition (CLC).  The group is calling for the strategy to be scrapped and is urging concerned individuals to join their campaign. Premier Dalton McGuinty is “getting ready to reprogram your children’s moral values,” says CLC national president Jim Hughes in a video message […]
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Setting the Record Straight: The Toronto Star’s Sting on Crisis Pregnancy Centres

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this month the Toronto Star published an article about a sting operation purporting to expose the “deception” used by Toronto’s pregnancy resource centres – an account that has been dismissed as “inaccurate,”“misrepresentative,” and full of “twists” on the truth, according to its targets. After infiltrating eight centres claiming to be six weeks pregnant, Star reporter Joanna Smith wrote in an August 7th article that the centres use “misleading information” to scare women out of having abortions.  She claimed that they lure women in “without always readily disclosing their belief […]
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Ottawa Parish Group Promoting Gay Pride

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The young adult group at a Catholic parish in Ottawa is promoting the city’s homosexual Pride parade this weekend. The young adult faith community at St. Joseph’s Parish has advertised on their blog that the “Gay Catholics, Christians and Allies” group at the University of Ottawa is rallying supporters to march as a group at the Capital Pride march this Sunday, August 29. The ad notes that the group “wants gay persons to be welcomed by the official Christian churches.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church insists that homosexuals “must […]
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Irish ‘Transgender Woman’ Can Request Refugee Status in Canada

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CHESTER, Nova Scotia, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian immigration officials have given an Irish man, who had sex change therapy in an effort to make himself a woman, permission to apply for refugee status. The man claimed he would be subjected to hate and his life would be in danger if he was forced to return to Northern Ireland. Tanya (born Tim) Bloomfield, has 28 days to file a refugee claim after passing an eligibility interview and test on Thursday at the Halifax offices of Citizen and Immigration Canada, according to a statement made by […]
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CLC Announces Illustrious Lineup of Speakers for 2010 International Pro-life Conference

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – From October 28 to 30 Ottawa will witness a gathering of some of the titans of the global pro-life and pro-family movement at the annual International Pro-life Conference. The lineup of speakers will include John Smeaton (President of The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, UK), Bill Saunders (Senior Counsel, Americans United for Life), Dr. Jack Willke (President, International Right to Life Federation), Brad Mattes (winner of a 2010 Emmy Award for his pro-life TV show, “Facing Life Head-on”) and John-Henry Westen (Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews.com). It will also feature […]
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