Recent Canadian News

Saskatchewan Court Reserves Decision on Conscience Rights of Marriage Commissioners

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski REGINA, May 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After hearing submissions from both sides of the issue in the case involving proposed legislation that would allow the province's marriage commissioners to refuse to perform same-sex “marriages,” the five judges of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal have reserved their decision and will issue a written ruling after further deliberation. The provincial government is seeking the court's advice on the constitutionality of two versions of a proposed law. The law is intended to resolve the situation that has seen marriage commissioners sue the provincial government over its insistence that they […]
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Canadian MPs Praise Pro-Life Successes, Vow to Keep up Fight at March for Life

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The annual National March for Life in Ottawa was blessed again this year with a strong voice on the podium on Parliament Hill from a group of 21 federal Members of Parliament. The MPs used the occasion to celebrate the successes for the Canadian pro-life movement over the last year, and to pledge their continued efforts in the fight for life on the Hill. Conservative MP Jeff Watson (Essex), standing alongside his wife and five children, gave voice to the upbeat optimism of the pro-life event when he said, […]
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CBC Commissions Study of its own Bias amidst “Culture War” Controversy

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of Canada's public broadcaster told the Senate finance committee that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which has gained a firm reputation in Canada for its heavy liberal slant, has commissioned a study on itself to determine whether its news is biased. Hubert Lacroix said, “We commissioned, with a panel of external experts on the French side and on the English side, an independent review of the way we do news. Those studies, what we call the bias studies, will be made public, we hope, at the beginning of the fall. […]
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Lila Rose Seeking to Bring Abortion Sting Operations to Canada

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, the student-led pro-life group that has rocked the U.S. abortion industry in recent years following the release of undercover footage showing abortion clinic employees across the country covering up statutory rape and giving pregnant girls false medical information, says she is eager to bring her group's work to Canada. Live Action is looking for “very reliable, mature young adults and students in Canada to do your own investigations of the abortion industry here, to do your own exposés,” she told LifeSiteNews (LSN) […]
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Famed Pro-Life Canadian Priest Receives Death Threat – Man Arrested

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A famed Canadian pro-life priest who has witnessed to the sanctity of life on Parliament Hill every day that Parliament has sat since September 1989, had a harrowing brush with violence last week. At around 10:15 am on Tuesday, May 11th, as Rev. Anthony van Hee stood on the Hill with his pro-life signs, as he has on countless days over the last two decades, a man identified as Malcolm Miller, 53, approached and told the priest that he would kill him if he was still there at noon. The priest […]
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Canada’s March for Life Draws Unprecedented Media Coverage

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa drew unprecedented media coverage from across the country this year, hitting the front page of major national papers, and receiving prominent attention from the broadcast networks. The event made the cover of the National Post (NP), which featured a large shot of a young pro-life man, and the headline 'Sense of momentum bolsters pro-life rally.' The march also got full front-page coverage from the Toronto and Ottawa Sun, as well as in 24 in Ottawa and Toronto.  It drew […]
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800 Teens Pack Inaugural Canadian March for Life Youth Banquet

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Eight hundred high school students flocked to the inaugural Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) youth banquet Thursday night to celebrate the gift of human life and hear a powerful testimony from pro-life activist and abortion survivor Melissa Ohden. The event balanced reflection and energy, as the crowd moved from laughter, courtesy of MC John-Henry Westen, to exuberant praise led by the Gethsemane Ministries band, to captivation at Ohden’s heart-rending tale.  The youth banquet, which was separated from the adult Rose Dinner for the first time this year, was part of […]
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