Recent Canadian News

Ontario Catholic College Accused of “False Compassion” in Hosting Homosexual Activist

By Patrick B. Craine LONDON, Ontario, October 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In hosting a talk this month by a leading U.S. homosexual activist, King’s University-College, a Catholic institution affiliated with the University of Western, is “caving into a false compassion which neuters the healthy teachings of the Church,” says David MacDonald, a Canadian Christian musician and speaker who left the homosexual lifestyle. Jody Huckaby, executive director of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), is set to deliver a talk at the College on October 21 entitled ‘Social Justice and Social Stigma: Building the Bridge of Inclusion of […]
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Canadian Gvmt: Abortion-on-Demand for Refugees under ‘Emergency’ Health Program

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian government is funding abortion-on-demand for refugees under a health plan meant to provide “emergency and essential health-care,” revealed the Toronto Sun in a recent report. In the government’s handbook on the refugee health-care program, which is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), abortion is singled out from all other surgeries, which are only covered if a doctor deems them to be an emergency or essential. The Toronto Sun reported that CIC is reviewing the program after the Sun questioned the fact that it provides, in some ways, […]
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Canadian Gvmt to Appeal Prostitution Ruling

Thursday September 30, 2010 Canadian Gvmt to Appeal Prostitution Ruling By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The federal government will appeal the Tuesday ruling that struck down Canada’s prostitution laws, the justice minister announced yesterday. “Prostitution is a problem that harms individuals and communities,” Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told the House of Commons. “That is why I am pleased to indicate to the House that the government will appeal and will seek a stay of that decision.” Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel ruled Tuesday that Canada’s provisions on prostitution violated women’s Charter rights to […]
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Canadian Laws Restricting Prostitution ‘Unconstitutional’: Ontario Court

Wednesday September 29, 2010 Canadian Laws Restricting Prostitution ‘Unconstitutional’: Ontario Court By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, September 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday that prostitutes should be allowed to freely communicate with customers on the street, conduct their business in their homes or brothels, and hire accountants, drivers and bodyguards, without fear of criminal prosecution. In her decision Justice Susan Himel stated that Criminal Code laws against keeping a common bawdy house, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating for the purpose of prostitution violated women’s Charter rights to freedom of expression and security […]
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Pro-Family Groups Oppose Canadian Prostitution Ruling

Thursday September 30, 2010 Pro-Family Groups Oppose Canadian Prostitution Ruling By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family groups are decrying Tuesday’s Ontario court decision that struck down Canada’s prostitution laws, warning that the ruling empowers pimps and human traffickers and threatens to usher in a Canadian sex tourism industry. “The decision reinforces the notion that sex is not an intimate and loving act but instead a commodity that can be bought and sold at will,” said Ruth Ross, executive director and general legal counsel for the Christian Legal Fellowship. Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel […]
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School Trustees Slam “Homosexualized” Ontario “Equity Strategy”

Tuesday September 21, 2010 School Trustees Slam “Homosexualized” Ontario “Equity Strategy” By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The McGuinty government’s equity and inclusive education strategy “represents a violation of parental rights and religious freedom,” according to a trustee candidate for the York Region District School Board who is demanding the strategy be repealed. At the same time, a Catholic trustee in the Toronto Catholic District School Board says he believes the strategy is designed with the aim of “sweeping away our Christian and Catholic values of the family.” Allan Tam, a public school board candidate […]
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No Quebec “Consensus” on Abortion, Poll Shows

Wednesday August 4, 2010 No Quebec “Consensus” on Abortion, Poll Shows By Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new abortion poll seems to belie the supposed “consensus” of Quebeckers in favor of state-funded abortion-on-demand, suggesting that much of the populace considers the debate far from closed. A nationwide Angus Reid poll released Tuesday found that 38% of Quebec respondents agreed that a debate on abortion is long overdue. That figure was the highest of all the provinces, with Alberta coming in at 33%. Meanwhile, nearly half (49%) of Quebeckers said that they do not want the […]
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Priests for Life Canada Holds First Ever ‘Seminarians’ Pro-Life Congress’

Thursday September 23, 2010 Priests for Life Canada Holds First Ever ‘Seminarians’ Pro-Life Congress’ September 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this month Priests for Life Canada sponsored the first ever Seminarians’ Pro-Life Congress, at the Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre, nestled in the beauty and quietness of Ancaster, Ontario. Twenty-five seminarians from all across Canada gathered for an intensive five-day learning experience about life issues from Aug. 30, to Sept. 3. Fr. Tom Lynch, National Director of Priests for Life Canada called the event “historic,” saying that it was “the first time ever, that I’m aware of, that seminarians from […]
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Hamilton Trustee Candidate: Ontario Equity Policy is ‘Sexual Abuse in 1st Degree’

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A public school trustee candidate from Ancaster says the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s equity policy, now being implemented in accordance with the Ontario government’s equity and inclusive education strategy, “represents sexual abuse in the first degree.” “To manipulate a child’s mind and coerce them into believing that it is permissible and acceptable to do something which is against their parent’s beliefs is reprehensible,” said Klaas Detmar.  “This makes me mad!” The Hamilton policy, adopted in 2008 despite strong objection from parents, commits all the board’s policies and procedures to be […]
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