Recent Canadian News

B.C. Pro-Lifers Greeted By Pro-Abortion Sidewalk Art

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski KELOWNA, British Columbia, March 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers in British Columbia who maintain a weekly vigil protesting abortion outside the Kelowna General Hospital were again this year greeted by pro-abortion sidewalk chalk art. The Executive Director of The Kelowna Right to Life Society, Marlon Bartram, explained that last summer “a woman plus an undetermined number of accomplices repeatedly barraged the sidewalk across from the abortuary at Kelowna General Hospital with pro-abortion, anti-male, radical feminist slogans for nearly a month straight” at the spot where the pro-life vigil is kept. The sidewalk art stopped abruptly when the perpetrator […]
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Third World Women Don’t Want Contraceptives, Expert Tells Canadian Politicians

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Opposition critics and the mainstream Canadian media have lashed out at the Conservative government again over their plan for promoting maternal and child health care at this June's G8 summit.  The criticism follows comments from Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon on Tuesday, in which he insisted that the plan would not involve family planning or contraception. Critics argue that hundreds of millions of women are in grave need of contraception, and that access to contraception is essential to reducing maternal mortality.  But a respected social scientist and expert on population issues […]
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Maternal Health Plan about Saving Lives, not “Family Planning”: Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family planning and contraception are not included in Canada's new maternal and child health initiative, insisted Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon Tuesday. “This [initiative] does not deal in any way, shape, or form with family planning,” he told the House of Commons foreign affairs committee.  “Indeed, the purpose of this is to be able to save lives.  Too many people are losing their lives on a yearly basis.” Cannon responded to questions from NDP member of parliament John Rafferty, who claimed that the most important and cost effective way […]
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Prime Minister Harper Addresses Marijuana, National Day Care

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Harper clearly expressed his opinion on a variety of issues, including the topics of legalizing marijuana and instituting a national day care plan, during an interview on YouTube released Tuesday evening. The interview was based on questions submitted to YouTube and voted on by Canadian citizens. Responding to the question about why the government doesn't end the war on drugs by making marijuana legal for adults, just like alcohol, and instead focus on violent criminals, the PM said that as children grow up they “will increasingly come into contact […]
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Interview: Development & Peace South African Partner Freely Admits Abortion Advocacy

By Patrick B. Craine CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The director and another employee of a South African partner of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) have both freely admitted in a telephone interview and an e-mail sent to LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that their organization actively advocates in favor of “abortion rights,” including sitting on the steering committee of the Reproductive Rights Alliance, which pushes for expanded access to legal abortion in the country. D&P is the Canadian Catholic bishops’ official development arm, which has been fraught with controversy after it was revealed last spring that they are funding […]
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75% of Canadians Say “Abortion is Morally Wrong”: Poll

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac OTTAWA, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new national poll indicates that a large majority of Canadians are increasingly embracing conservative values, including opposing abortion and supporting the true definition of marriage. The Harris-Decima poll was commissioned for the Manning Centre Barometer, an annual survey of Canadian's attitudes towards values and policies generally ascribed to conservatives, by the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. The poll was carried out by Allan Gregg of Harris-Decima and Dr. Andre Turcotte of Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication, who conducted phone interviews with 1,000 Canadian adults […]
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Canada Ratifies UN Convention on Rights of Disabled

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian government announced last week that they have ratified the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, meeting both praise and caution from pro-life leaders and advocates for the disabled. The Hon. Lawrence Cannon (CPC-Pontiac), Minister of Foreign Affairs, ratified the Convention at the UN headquarters in New York on Thursday.  “Canada is committed to promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and enabling their full participation in society,” he commented in a press release beforehand. “Ratification of this convention underscores the Government […]
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Pro-Aborts at University of BC Censor Pro-Life Display

By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, B.C., March 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of pro-abortion protesters at the University of British Columbia (UBC) disrupted a pro-life demonstration last Tuesday, which was being sponsored by the University's pro-life club, Lifeline. The club was running the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), which compares abortion to past genocidal atrocities – displaying, for example, an image of a Holocaust victim beside an image of an aborted baby. Lifeline has run a GAP campaign nearly every semester since the fall of 1999.  The campus pro-abortion group, Students for Reproductive Choice (SRC), usually lines up with their own protest opposite the […]
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March for Life Canada Launches Facebook Pages

By John Jalsevac March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The annual Canadian March for Life is only two months away, and in an effort to help spread the word about the event Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), the organizer of the march, has launched a March for Life Facebook fan page and event page.(Click here for the fan page, and here for the event page) “We know that social networking sites can be extremely powerful tools to raise awareness,” said CLC National coordinator Mary-Ellen Douglas. “However, they are also only as effective as we make them. “Therefore, we hope that every pro-life Canadian who is […]
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Manitoba Alcoholic Fights for Faith-Free Rehab

By Patrick B. Craine WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Winnipeg man who struggles with alcoholism is complaining that he is unable to find a recovery program the doesn’t include a spiritual focus, reports CBC. Rob Johnstone, an alcoholic for 40 years, has filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission hoping that the province will develop a program without reference to religion or spiritual practices. “I should not be forced to participate in someone else's religious beliefs. I shouldn't have to add to mine,” he told CBC.  “I have my own beliefs and I'm happy with […]
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