Recent Canadian News

Non-Catholics Trying to Lie Their Way into Teaching at Ontario Catholic Schools

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, May 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the fact that persons must prove themselves to be practicing Catholics to be considered for a teaching position within the Catholic school boards of Ontario, several media reports have surfaced saying that some individuals are lying to not only board officials but even to Catholic priests about heir adherence to the faith, in order to land a job. A Toronto-area woman, who did not want to be identified, told the Canadian Press that she and other teachers who are non-religious are attending Mass every Sunday in hopes of getting […]
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Bah Humbug: Toronto Looks at Eliminating Christmas, New Years for Retailers

By John Jalsevac May 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Bah humbug!” These two words have come to embody the lack of Christmas spirit, but even Scrooge, the money-grubbing, Christmas-loathing protagonist of Charles Dickens’ classic tale who infamously uttered the phrase, begrudgingly gave his clerk Christmas Day off. Councillors for the City of Toronto, however, are now considering a proposal that would go a step further than even Scrooge was willing to go, and eliminate the few remaining mandatory holidays that exist for retailers in the city – including Christmas, New Year's and Canada Day. Proponents of the idea cite the “diversity” of […]
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D&P Thailand-Based Partner Promotes Abortion/Contraception, Blasts “Reactionary” Vatican

By Patrick B. Craine BANGKOK, Thailand, May 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another partner of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P) has been found promoting abortion and contraception in the developing world. Ironically, the group, which admits that one of its main sources of funding is the Canadian Catholic bishops’ official development arm, has also repeatedly criticized the Catholic Church and its bishops for their stance on “reproductive choice.” Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South (FGS) was founded in 1995, and works in Thailand, India, and the Philippines.  They conduct research and advocacy related to “globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation,” […]
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Experts Rebuke Pro-Abort Prof. Claim that “a Fetus is Not a Person”

By Patrick B. Craine HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A philosophy professor at Saint Mary's University (SMU) in Halifax is drawing rebuke from experts in bioethics, medicine, and philosophy for a Monday column in which he advocates abortion based on the notion that “a fetus is not a person.” If pro-abortion advocates can show that the unborn child is not a person, argues Dr. Mark Mercer in an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen, then a woman's reason for aborting him or her “cannot be outweighed by the fetus's right to life, for, not being a person, the […]
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Ontario Court Protects Anonymity of Commentators on Conservative Message Board

By Patrick B. Craine May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Free-speech advocates are celebrating the Monday decision of the Ontario Divisional Court to protect the right to privacy of anonymous internet commentators. Richard Warman, the Canadian Human Rights Commission's serial complainant, sought the release of information identifying eight anonymous posters to the conservative message board Free Dominion, which is run by Mark and Connie Fournier. Judge Stanley Kershman had ruled in March 2009 that the Fourniers were to give Warman personal information such as IP addresses and email addresses for these anonymous posters, whom Warman had named as co-defendants in a […]
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Toronto Star: PM Harper Mulled Forcing Support for Pro-Abort Motion

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper planned to force members of the Conservative party to back a pro-abortion motion put forward by Liberals in March, before being convinced by his advisers not to, according to the Toronto Star. Sources in the Conservative caucus reportedly informed Susan Delacourt of the Star's Ottawa bureau that at a special caucus meeting on the day of the vote, Harper wanted to “avoid the ideological trap,” in Delacourt's words, and quietly back the motion. Other members of the caucus, however, argued that the motion's derogatory reference […]
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Canadian Gvmt: Pro-Abort Group Lost Funding Over Performance Issues, Not Policy

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian government has explained that a feminist and pro-abortion group working in the Third World lost federal funding due to questions about their ability to deliver their programs – an explanation that contradicts claims by the Liberal Party that the funding cut is evidence of the government's effort to silence critics of its decision not to include abortion in the G8 maternal and child health initiative. Kim Bulger, executive director of MATCH International, claimed Tuesday that her group and ten other feminist groups have been defunded as part of […]
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Former Patient Challenges Pro-Abort MP to Debate Abortion

CALGARY, Alberta, May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In response to Liberal Member of Parliament Dr. Hedy Fry’s claim that the abortion debate is unnecessary in Canada, one of her former patients is publicly challenging her to discuss the issue – a patient cared for by Dr. Fry in-utero and beyond. Yesterday, Fry, Member of Parliament from Vancouver Centre, stated that she was ready to debate abortion with anyone, but that the debate was not necessary in Canada. “She obviously hasn’t paid attention to what’s going on at universities recently,” said Stephanie Gray, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform […]
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Regional Marches for Life Set to Go Across Canada – Complete List

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More and larger Marches for Life are taking place in cities across Canada this year to coincide with the annual National March for Life in Ottawa on May 13. Intended for those who want to make a pro-life statement but do not have the time or resources to make the trek to Ottawa, these regional marches take place in nearly every province and, like the National March for Life, have seen an increase in participation every year. From west to east, the following cities are hosting a March for Life this […]
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