Recent Canadian News

Poll: 9 out of 10 Canadian Women Accept Pre-Marital Sex

By Patrick B. Craine June 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than 1 out of 10 engaged women in Canada disagrees that it is bad to have sex before marriage, a new poll shows, according to Canwest News Service. The survey is being published in the June issue of the Canadian magazine Weddingbells, and shows that merely 8% of engaged women agree that “sex before marriage is not a good idea.”  Only half of those at 4% indicated they strongly agree with that statement. The poll underscores the great need for women to hear the positive message about the true meaning of love […]
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Gibbons Case May Be Headed to Supreme Court

Friday June 4, 2010 Gibbons Case May Be Headed to Supreme Court By Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Constitutional arguments and an application for a change in bail conditions consumed an entire day of Provincial Court time on June 2, when Linda Gibbons appeared for her latest hearings as part of an increasingly complex web of legal issues surrounding her more recent pro-life demonstrations outside a Toronto abortion site. Gibbons has been imprisoned continuously since Jan. 20, 2009, when she was arrested outside the downtown “Scott Clinic,” which is protected by a court injunction banning pro-life activity […]
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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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Ethicist Shatters Myth of ‘Virtually No’ Canadian Late-Term Abortions

Wednesday June 2, 2010 Ethicist Shatters Myth of ‘Virtually No’ Canadian Late-Term Abortions By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MONTREAL, June 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After surveying available statistics on Canadian abortions, a prominent ethicist at McGill University has taken apart the myth that few late-term abortions are committed in the country. Margaret Somerville, the Samuel Gale Professor of Law, and the Founding Director of the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill stated in an article in the Montreal Gazette that there are two abortion myths in Canada: “one is that there is a general consensus on […]
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Nova Scotia Priest Spreads New York Times Attack on Vatican

Thursday June 3, 2010 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 […]
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Ontario Gvmt to Host Symposium on “Equity” for School Trustees

Wednesday June 2, 2010 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 […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Launches Petition in Support of Cardinal Ouellet

Wednesday May 19, 2010 Campaign Life Coalition Launches Petition in Support of Cardinal Ouellet By John Jalsevac To sign the petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. May 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The last four days have not been easy for Cardinal Marc Ouellet. The archbishop of Quebec City and primate of Canada has been pilloried in the mainstream press across the country, and slammed by Quebec and federal politicians, after he explained Christian teaching on abortion at a pro-life conference hosted by Quebec Life Coalition this past Sunday. Asked by reporters about abortion in the case of rape, […]
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