Recent Canadian News

Quebec Relativism Course Going to Supreme Court

Friday October 22, 2010 Quebec Relativism Course Going to Supreme Court By Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC, October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Canada, in a case with implications for parental rights across the country, has agreed to examine whether Quebec parents should be allowed to exempt their children from the province’s mandatory course in moral and religious relativism. Sylvain Lamontagne, president of the Coalition pour la liberte en education (CLE), praised the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, saying the ethics and religious culture (ERC) course “undermines the fundamental rights of freedom of conscience and religion, […]
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Ottawa Pro-Aborts Trying to Get 40 Days for Life Permit Revoked

Tuesday October 19, 2010 Ottawa Pro-Aborts Trying to Get 40 Days for Life Permit Revoked By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After failing to rally an ongoing protest against the Ottawa 40 Days for Life, a group of pro-abortion activists are petitioning the city to revoke the vigil’s permit. The Ottawa 40 Days campaign, nearing the end of its fourth run, maintains a vigil 12-hours a day on Bank St., across the street from the Morgentaler abortion facility. From the beginning, the Pro-Choice Coalition of Ottawa has attempted to mount a protest on the other […]
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“Married” Lesbian Couple from U.S., Australia Denied Refugee Status in Canada

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, October 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two women, one from the U.S. and the other from Australia, who were “married” in Canada four years ago are trying to gain refugee status in the country by claiming that they would face persecution in their countries of origin. The couple, whose names are withheld, are appealing after their claim was denied in July by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board.  They came to Canada in September 2007 and filed for refugee status the same month, after being “married” in Toronto in 2006. At the June hearing, the women claimed that […]
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Students from Ontario School ‘Inspired’ to Participate in Ottawa 40 Days for Life

By John Jalsevac PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, October 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Everything that our school and community does is pro-life,” says Adam Parker, the principal of Wayside Academy, a private Catholic school in Peterborough, Ontario. For years already the school has participated en masse in the annual March for Life in Ottawa, and school families regularly join a weekly pro-life vigil in front of the local hospital, where abortions are committed. But this fall the school has added participation in the 40 Days for Life Campaign to its pro-life repertoire – and students, administrators and teachers alike are agreed that this year’s […]
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“The Most Important School Board Election”: CLC Rates Candidates for Ontario School Trustee

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, October 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of Canada’s pro-life movement, has published their ratings of candidates running for school trustee in Monday’s Ontario municipal election, which the group has said “may be the most important school board election Ontario has ever faced.” (For Catholic candidates click here.  For public candidates click here.) CLC said that Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ministry of Education “have embarked on a strategy of child indoctrination,” and the schools are “becoming instruments” of that indoctrination. The organization points out that the Ontario government recently tried […]
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Pro-Abort Group Pushes “Blob” Media Images that Hide the Humanity of the Unborn

By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) has recommended a set of photos to the media for abortion-related stories that, according to one pro-life leader, shows the “foolish” lengths to which the abortion lobby will go to hide the humanity of the unborn. At the same time, the pro-abortion group has admitted that the number of abortions reported by Statistics Canada is lower than the true figure, saying “many” abortion facilities do not report the abortions they commit. As reported by the blog Big Blue Wave, the ARCC […]
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Catholics Urge Ontario Bishops to Reconsider Approval of Gay-Neutral Education Policy

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, October 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario Catholic bishops have now publicly endorsed the implementation of the Ministry of Education’s controversial equity and inclusive education strategy in the province’s Catholic schools. In an October 4th statement, the bishops explain that they have endorsed a Catholic version of the equity policy.  “The Bishops believe that the proposed template will help ensure that our schools will remain faithful to Catholic teaching as they move forward with the Ministry’s directive,” it reads. The statement, meant to deal with concerns over the treatment of homosexuality in the Ministry’s […]
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Arrested Carleton Pro-Life Students to Host Controversial Talk on Campus

Friday October 15, 2010 Arrested Carleton Pro-Life Students to Host Controversial Talk on Campus By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the arrest of five pro-life students last week at Carleton University, the Carleton pro-life club is inviting the public to a talk on campus this Monday where they will explain the message behind their “censored” display. “We’re inviting anyone who’s heard about the controversy over our arrest and who wants to know why we are so willing to speak up for the unborn, to hear the presentation,” said Ruth Lobo, president of Carleton Lifelife […]
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Author Michael O’Brien to LSN Staff: Intelligence, Money not Enough to Win Pro-Life War

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life battle will only be won if we embrace Christ’s Cross, become “the poor and despised of the world,” and “listen … to the promptings of the Holy Spirit,” said acclaimed author and artist Michael O’Brien at LifeSiteNews’ inaugural all-staff planning event in Barry’s Bay, Ontario in August.  O’Brien will be a featured speaker at next week’s International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa. He will address the theme ‘Overcoming Evil and Impossible Odds with Faith’ during lunch on Saturday in a special ticketed event. (To register for the conference, […]
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2010 International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa, Oct. 28-30: Register Now

Wednesday October 13, 2010 2010 International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa, Oct. 28-30: Register Now By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The upcoming international pro-life conference, set to take place in Ottawa at the end of this month, is “one you won’t want to miss,” says Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition, who emphasized the impressive line-up of international speakers. (To register, click here.) “Anytime you can hold a conference in the nation’s capital and bring international speakers to it, it offers the opportunity for all the local pro-lifers to be inspired and to […]
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