Recent Canadian News

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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Canadian Group Launches National Campaign to Protect Children from Child Porn, Sex Crimes

OTTAWA, Ontario, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada Family Action (CFA) has launched a nation-wide citizen action campaign to demand tougher laws to protect children, deter pedophiles and achieve justice for victims of internet child sex crimes. “Canada won 14 gold medals at the Olympics, but CFA wants our country to be on top of the podium as a global winner for protecting kids from pedophiles,” says Brian Rushfeldt, CFA Executive Director. “Right now, Canada wouldn’t even make the qualifying round.” Charges for distribution and production of child sex images increased 800% between 1998 and 2003 in Canada, and the number of […]
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Canadian Euthanasia Poll Questioned

Thursday March 4, 2010 Canadian Euthanasia Poll Questioned March 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadians are not as keen about legalizing euthanasia as some surveys suggest, according to the national pro-life group LifeCanada. The group is challenging the results of a February Angus Reid poll on euthanasia. The group is claiming that its own poll, conducted by Environics last fall, is a more accurate reading of Canadian public opinion. “The most serious shortcoming with the Angus Reid poll is that it did not pick up how much Canadians are conflicted about euthanasia,” said LifeCanada board member Peter Ryan, chair of the […]
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Conservative Throne Speech Takes First Step to Family Income Splitting: Pro-Family Group

Ottawa, March 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday the Canadian Governor General delivered the Speech from the Throne, laying out the government’s agenda for the forthcoming session of Parliament. Of note, says one Canadian pro-life group, were the 20 separate mentions of family that were made within the speech. Among other things, the government highlighted its introduction of the Universal Child Care Benefit, and expressed a commitment to strengthen the benefit for “sole-support, single-parent families.”  The Child Care Benefit provides $100 per month for each child under the age of six. The Governor General said, “This is direct financial support to […]
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Pro-Life Canadian Minister Blocks References to ‘Homosexual Rights’ in Citizenship Guide

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, March 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study guide for immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship, titled “Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship,” contains no specific mention of homosexual rights or same-sex “marriage,” reportedly at the insistence of the Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. Conservative MP Kenney, whose office is responsible for updating and producing the guide, is well known for his fight against same-sex “marriage” and for his pro-life stands on abortion, euthanasia and destructive research on human embryos. The Canadian Press reports that when the new guide was released Nov. 12, […]
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Obama Memorandum Encourages Hospital Visitation Rights to Gay Partners

By Kathleen Gilbert  WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama has encouraged nearly all U.S. hopsitals to provide for visitation rights to gay and lesbian partners, in a memorandum to the Department of Health and Human Services published online Thursday. Critics say the memorandum, which does not actually create any new rights or benefits, is a “red herring” in the same-sex “marriage” debate.  The Obama administration and gay rights activists have been working together quietly on the issue, resulting in a document instructing that hospitals that receives Medicare or Medicaid funds “may not deny visitation privileges […]
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Canadian Pro-life Great Frank Mountain Passes Away

By John Jalsevac OTTAWA, ON, October 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Frank Mountain may have spent the last twenty years of his life confined to a wheelchair, following the 1988 car accident that left him a quadriplegic, but his physical condition never for a moment slowed him down as one of the most active, tireless, and successful activists in Canada’s pro-life movement. Today pro-life Canadians are mourning the loss of the man whose peer in single-minded devotion to the equality of Canada’s unborn children would be difficult to find. At the age of 75 Frank passed away in the early hours of […]
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CANADA MARCHES TO INTERNATIONAL ABORTION DRUM

Feb. 3, 1999 (LifeSiteNews.com)  At a recent 2-day meeting organized by the Canadian government it was difficult to tell who was running the show – the government or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) advocating population control. The Department of National Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) organized a meeting of government officials and NGOs on February 1 and 2 to seek recommendations for Canada to bring to the Cairo+5 meeting in June of this year. The recommendations would also be raised at preliminary meetings in the Hague this week and in New York in March. The Feb. 1-2 meeting followed a series of […]
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