Recent Canadian News

Young Pro-Lifers Begin Trek Across Canada

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The third Canadian Crossroads walk for life got off to a wet start on Monday May 24. The 6 walkers - 4 seminarians from Christ the King in Vancouver B.C., and 2 students from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom in Barry's Bay, Ontario – went to Mass and then drove in the rain out to the very edge of Vancouver, where it meets the Pacific Ocean. They dipped their hands and feet in the ocean, then turned their faces toward Ottawa and began their 5,000-kilometer trek. Crossroads was founded in 1994 by Steve Sanborn, […]
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Canadian Women Sue Birth Control Pill Manufacturer

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, June 8, 2010 (LifeSIteNews.com) – A group of Canadian women is suing Bayer Pharmaceutical, claiming that the contraceptive pill manufacturer does not adequately inform users of the potential serious health risks associated with the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin. The legal firm of Siskinds LLP is representing the group. It will present evidence that the hormonal birth control pills cause conditions ranging from decreased bone density to strokes, gallbladder problems leading to surgery, pulmonary embolisms, and numerous other serious health issues. Matthew Baer, legal counsel at Siskinds, told the media that he has evidence about […]
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Sisters of Life to Open Toronto Visitation Mission for Pregnant Women

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, June 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Sisters of Life, who first came to Toronto in 2007, will be hosting an open house at their new Visitation Mission to Pregnant Women on June 12. The June 12 event will include a Mass and special blessing of the center by Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins at 1 o'clock. Mass will be followed by a social gathering and tour of the newly renovated former rectory of St. Catherine of Siena parish, 1099 Danforth Ave., located along Toronto's Bloor subway line. The sisters Toronto mission is the first one established outside of New […]
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British Columbia Gvmt Rejects Request for Abortion Info

By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Columbia Office of Information and Privacy has rejected an attempt by pro-life activists to gain access to information on abortions at the province’s hospitals. In a Monday ruling, senior adjudicator Celia Francis rejected applications from pro-life researchers John Hof and Ted Gerk for information on the abortions conducted at Vancouver General Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital. Campaign Life Coalition BC, for which Hof is president, has fought to gain access to abortion statistics in the province since 2001, when Bill 21 amended the province's Freedom of […]
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The Armageddon Factor: A Book Review

Review by Paul Tuns, Editor, The Interim The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canadaby Marci McDonald (Random House, $32, 419 pages) If you deliberately set out to write a bad book you would have a hard time outdoing Marci McDonald, whose The Armageddon Factor is so comprehensively awful that there is no reason whatsoever to ever read it. The long-time journalist has set her sights on exposing the rise of the Religious Right in Canada and its supposed coziness with Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, but the book is so rife with errors and misleading arguments that it […]
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Women’s College Hospital Toronto Slams G8 Maternal Plan for Lack of Abortion Funding

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women’s College Hospital (WCH) of Toronto, long known for its feminist and pro-abortion advocacy, has decried the Canadian government’s decision against funding Third World abortions through their G8 maternal and child health initiative.  In a letter to the editor for the National Post, chief of staff Dr. Jim Ruderman claims that abortion is necessary to advancing the health of children in the developing world. Ruderman wrote Monday that because of WCH’s “commitment to women's health and to women's reproductive freedom,” they “feel compelled to comment” on the government’s decision. “Prime […]
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New UN Report Confirms Canada’s Refusal to Fund Third World Abortion

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF has underscored the wisdom behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to exclude abortion from Canada’s maternal and child health initiative.  Declaring that 2 million maternal, newborn, and stillbirth deaths result each year from a lack of skilled birth attendants, the Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010) reveals the importance of the simple solutions that Harper outlined when he first announced the initiative in January. The report, released Thursday, tracked the progress over the last decade of the 68 countries where […]
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Nova Scotia Priest Spreads New York Times Attack on Vatican

By Patrick B. Craine ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia, June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia has defended submitting an article to a local paper in which an American journalist accuses the Vatican of “male domination” and being “self-absorbed.”  The article, which was originally published in the New York Times on April 17th, also dissents from Church teachings against contraception and the ordination of women.  The op-ed, which leans heavily to the leftist Catholic “social justice” perspective of the 1960s and onwards, suggests that the sex abuse crisis has resulted from the Vatican's chauvinism and the all-male priesthood.  […]
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Ontario Gvmt to Host Symposium on “Equity” for School Trustees

TORONTO, Ontario, June 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario Ministry of Education is set to host a symposium later this month to educate school board trustees on the Ministry's new “Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy”. Co-hosted by he Ontario Education Services Corporation, the 'Inclusive Boards-Inclusive Schools' symposium,is scheduled for June 17th in Toronto and will feature an opening plenary address by Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the controversial Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC).  The day-long program also includes 2 workshops by staff members of the OHRC and a workshop on 'Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth'. The equity strategy was […]
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