Recent Canadian News

Harper Credited for Keeping Abortion Out of G8 Maternal Health Plan

By Patrick B. Craine HUNTSVILLE, Ontario, July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the G8 meetings in Muskoka on June 25-26, Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems to have held true to his commitment to not fund abortion as part of his “signature initiative” on maternal and child health. But at the same time he endorsed a plan that includes funds for “family planning.” Under the leadership of Prime Minister Harper, the G8 countries announced June 26 that they would be launching the Muskoka Initiative to “accelerate progress” towards improving maternal health and reducing child mortality (MDGs 5 and 4). The plan aims to […]
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The Implications of Cardinal Ouellet’s Rome Appointment For Canada

Analysis by John-Henry Westen June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Canada's few outspokenly pro-life bishops is leaving his position as archbishop of the prominent diocese of Quebec to a new high-level post overseas in the Vatican.  However, in his new job as the head of the Vatican dicastry which has a major say in appointing bishops and cardinals, Cardinal Marc Ouellet may have an even greater influence on the Church in Canada and especially his beloved Quebec. That is because nearly half of the bishops in the province are due to retire in the next two years, and more […]
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Analysis: False Gospel of ‘Equity’ Lures Ontario Catholic School Boards

TORONTO, Ontario, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many parents are raising serious concerns about what they see as the ready willingness of far too many Catholic School Boards across Ontario to get into bed with the heavy-handed, often dangerous ideologies of the Ministry of Education’s “Equity and Inclusivity” initiatives. One of the first major waves of these initiatives was seen in the Ministry of Education’s recent attempt to introduce a controversial new “Health and Physical Education” curriculum into grades K-8, by September 2010.  This curriculum was drawn up from the recommendations of the ministry’s “strategy” document, also known as PP119, in which […]
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Equity Training for Ontario Catholic Boards: Homosexuality ‘Normal’, ‘Natural’

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The majority of Ontario’s Catholic education establishment has backed the Ontario Ministry of Education’s equity and inclusive education strategy, even where it mandates “equity” based on sexual orientation, on the basis that the Catholic Church has always emphasized equity and inclusivity. But as the Catholic boards prepare to implement their new “equity” policies this fall, it would appear that they are not only being trained to welcome homosexual people, but also to endorse homosexual behavior. As a LifeSiteNews analysis of the equity strategy published today explains, one of the key “equity” experts […]
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Major Canadian Businesses Supporting Raunchy Toronto Gay Pride Parade

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews has compiled a list of the corporate sponsors who are supporting Toronto's sordid annual homosexual “pride” parade (see below). Most of the sponsors are private companies, but some, such as OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming) are government-run organizations. REAL Women of Canada's National President, Cecilia Forsyth, released a letter following last year's Toronto homosexual exhibition saying, “The Gay Pride Parade is well known for its full nudity, open engagement in public sexual acts and its deliberate disregard of behaviour acceptable to most sectors of Canadian society. The parade is […]
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Quebec Bishops Welcome Court Ruling Upholding Religious Ed

By Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Quebec Bishops Assembly has applauded the province's Superior Court’s June 18 ruling upholding the right of a Catholic private school to teach religion and morality within a Catholic context. In a Monday letter, Bishop Martin Veillette of Trois-Rivières praised Justice Gerard Dugré‘s decision to allow Loyola High School, a Catholic boys’ school in the Jesuit tradition, to offer Quebec’s highly controversial and rigorously secular ethics and religious culture program from a faith perspective. “This ruling sheds new light on a very complex issue and opens new avenues for those interested […]
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Vancouver Archbishop on Pro-Life Activism: “The Time is Now”

By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, B.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver has called on every member of the faithful in his diocese to take an active role in the pro-life movement. “We can make a difference; the time is now, and the tide is turning,” he wrote in a pastoral message for Pro-Life Sunday on June 20.  “No issue is more important for our society and country.  It calls each of us to be part of the solution to the tragedy of abortion and to the growing threat of imposed death for the elderly […]
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Former PM Paul Martin Calls for Abortion in Maternal Health

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Prime Minister Paul Martin has issued a call for abortion to be included in the Canadian Government’s maternal and child health initiative at this week’s G8 summit, and openly criticized Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handling of the issue. “Regardless of what your position is on abortion, you've got to understand that in a huge number of these cases, some people say the majority of these cases, the mother's health is at risk,” he told The Mark in a taped interview. “If what you're talking about in this particular […]
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Creative Math: Abortion Activists and Maternal Health

By Andrea Mrozek, Manager of Research and Communications, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada June 25, 2010 (IMFC) – Is abortion a necessary part of the maternal health initiative? Would funding abortion in the developing world really save 70,000 mothers’ lives annually? These are questions the media are not asking as the number has been repeated in news reports across the country and internationally. The 70,000 figure is used to show that excluding abortion from a maternal health package means ideology is trumping sound medical care at the expense of women’s lives in the developing world. The reality, however, is […]
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University of Calgary Students’ Union Withdraws Complaint against Campus Pro-Life

Updated: 07/19/2010, 15:14 CALGARY, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of Calgary Students’ Union* has formally withdrawn its complaint against the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) student group in relation to a pro-life display held on campus each semester. On February 10, 2009, the Students’ Union Clubs Committee had resolved that Campus Pro-Life lose its status as a sanctioned club. The Students’ Union Clubs Committee decision was appealed by CPL and discussions between the student group and the Students’ Union had been ongoing. Earlier this year the University of Calgary administration, separate from the Students’ Union, found eight members of CPL […]
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