Recent Canadian News

Quebec City Cardinal Ouellet to Rome? “Only a Rumor” Says Archdiocese

Thursday June 17, 2010 Quebec City Cardinal Ouellet to Rome? “Only a Rumor” Says Archdiocese By John-Henry Westen QUEBEC CITY, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Popular Vatican insider reporter Andrea Tornielli has said that the powerful post of head of the Vatican congregation which deals with appointing and assigning bishops is to be taken by Quebec City Cardinal Marc Ouellet. However, the Archdiocese of Quebec told LifeSiteNews today that the report is only “a rumor.” Jasmin Lemieux-Lefebvre, director of communications for the archdiocese, noted that over the last few years there have been similar rumors about the Cardinal returning to […]
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Reprimanded Canadian Doctor Told He May Only Perform Abortions

Thursday June 17, 2010 Reprimanded Canadian Doctor Told He May Only Perform Abortions By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortionist at Henry Morgentaler’s Ottawa abortuary has agreed to restrict his practice following allegations that he failed to maintain an adequate standard of care. But pro-life groups are up in arms over the fact that he has been forbidden from practicing everywhere except in abortion facilities. “Obviously abortion is at the bottom rung of the medical profession when the lowest of the low are sent to operate these clinics,” said Alissa Golob, head of Campaign […]
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Lawsuit Seeks Order Forcing Canadian Blood Services to Accept Blood from Homosexuals

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, June 18 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A court battle brewing between the Canadian agency in charge of collecting blood donations and an active homosexual could result in a ruling that removes the ban on homosexuals giving blood. Canada Blood Services (CBS), which collects, screens and ensures the safety of the blood supply, sued homosexual Kyle Freeman last fall after he admitted to lying in the pre-donation screening process and giving blood despite the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) giving blood. The ban was put in place in 1985 after the Canadian Red Cross, […]
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Canadian Women Sue Birth Control Pill Manufacturer

Tuesday June 8, 2010 Canadian Women Sue Birth Control Pill Manufacturer By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, June 8, 2010 (LifeSIteNews.com) – A group of Canadian women is suing Bayer Pharmaceutical, claiming that the contraceptive pill manufacturer does not adequately inform users of the potential serious health risks associated with the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin. The legal firm of Siskinds LLP is representing the group. It will present evidence that the hormonal birth control pills cause conditions ranging from decreased bone density to strokes, gallbladder problems leading to surgery, pulmonary embolisms, and numerous other serious health issues. Matthew Baer, legal […]
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“Fox News North” Coming to Canada?

Friday June 11, 2010 “Fox News North” Coming to Canada? By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With rumours circulating about the launch of a conservative-leaning 24-hour news network in Canada, the editor of Canada’s pro-life newspaper has expressed hopes that the venture could open the public square to a pro-life and pro-family voice. “Having something to add balance to the overwhelmingly anti-life, anti-family left-wing broadcasters in Canada would be a very welcome development,” commented Paul Tuns of The Interim. Canada’s media has been abuzz in the last few days over reports that the Montreal-based media […]
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Alberta Pro-Life Campaign Makes Splash in Local Media

Friday June 11, 2010 Alberta Pro-Life Campaign Makes Splash in Local Media By Patrick B. Craine LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Canadian pro-life group is making waves across southern Alberta this week as they travel through communities showing graphic images that expose the truth about abortion. The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) began a week-long tour Monday, cruising highways and community streets with an 11-meter long box-bodied truck bearing billboards showing aborted human beings. At the same time, CCBR staff are taking to the sidewalks with hand-held versions of the graphic images on the truck, in […]
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A Bishop’s Gesture of Kindness to Gay Man Who Sued over Discrimination

Thursday June 10, 2010 A Bishop’s Gesture of Kindness to Gay Man Who Sued over Discrimination By John-Henry Westen PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man who caused great turmoil in the Catholic Church in Canada has been shown kindness and forgiveness by the very bishop against whom he launched a human rights complaint. In June 2009, Jim Corcoran, a man who self-identifies as ‘gay’, launched a complaint seeking $25,000 in damages from Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis, after he and his homosexual partner were forbidden from continuing as altar servers at St. Michael’s Church in Cobourg. It […]
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Young Pro-Lifers Begin Trek Across Canada

Wednesday June 9, 2010 Young Pro-Lifers Begin Trek Across Canada By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The third Canadian Crossroads walk for life got off to a wet start on Monday May 24. The 6 walkers – 4 seminarians from Christ the King in Vancouver B.C., and 2 students from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom in Barry’s Bay, Ontario – went to Mass and then drove in the rain out to the very edge of Vancouver, where it meets the Pacific Ocean. They dipped their hands and feet in the ocean, then turned their faces toward […]
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New UN Report Confirms Canada’s Refusal to Fund Third World Abortion

Friday June 4, 2010 New UN Report Confirms Canada’s Refusal to Fund Third World Abortion By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF has underscored the wisdom behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to exclude abortion from Canada’s maternal and child health initiative. Declaring that 2 million maternal, newborn, and stillbirth deaths result each year from a lack of skilled birth attendants, the Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010) reveals the importance of the simple solutions that Harper outlined when he first announced the initiative in January. […]
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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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