Recent Canadian News

Ontario Equity Strategy Threatens to Embed Religious Discrimination: CLC

Thursday September 2, 2010 Ontario Equity Strategy Threatens to Embed Religious Discrimination: CLC By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As part of their campaign to scrap Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s equity and inclusive education strategy, Campaign Life Coalition is warning that the strategy threatens to embed a systematic and unjust religious discrimination within school boards’ hiring and advancement policies. Jim Hughes, CLC national president, said that the strategy “clearly makes for discrimination against those who don’t hold to the Ministry’s homosexualist version of ‘equity’, both in terms of advancement in the board and in terms […]
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40 Days For Life Starting September 22 in Cities across Canada

Thursday September 2, 2010 40 Days For Life Starting September 22 in Cities across Canada By Thaddeus M. Baklinski September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers in a record 238 locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England, Northern Ireland and Denmark are now preparing for 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 22 to October 31. This year, nine Canadian cities are gearing up to mobilize people of faith and conscience for the seventh coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign. These unified efforts have seen more than 350,000 people joined together in an historic display of unity to pray and fast […]
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The Implications of Cardinal Ouellet’s Rome Appointment For Canada

Wednesday June 30, 2010 The Implications of Cardinal Ouellet’s Rome Appointment For Canada Analysis by John-Henry Westen June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Canada’s few outspokenly pro-life bishops is leaving his position as archbishop of the prominent diocese of Quebec to a new high-level post overseas in the Vatican. However, in his new job as the head of the Vatican dicastry which has a major say in appointing bishops and cardinals, Cardinal Marc Ouellet may have an even greater influence on the Church in Canada and especially his beloved Quebec. That is because nearly half of the bishops in […]
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Pro-Lifers Urged to Show Up En Masse for Linda Gibbons Hearing

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders are calling on concerned individuals to show up en masse at a hearing in the ongoing trial of Canadian pro-life “prisoner of conscience” Linda Gibbons this Thursday. “It’s important that as many people as possible go to show their support, not only to Linda, but to the judge,” wrote Alissa Golob, head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth, on behalf of CLC national president Jim Hughes.  “If Linda wins this case, the temporary injunction on Toronto abortion clinics could be lifted.” The “temporary” injunction, imposed in 1994, created […]
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Parents Must Unite to Scrap Ontario Equity Strategy, Says Pro-Family Group

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario government’s equity and inclusive education strategy is “a program of child indoctrination” that “represents a frontal assault on the moral & religious values of a majority of parents, and a trampling of their parental rights,” argues the political pro-life and pro-family group Campaign Life Coalition (CLC).  The group is calling for the strategy to be scrapped and is urging concerned individuals to join their campaign. Premier Dalton McGuinty is “getting ready to reprogram your children’s moral values,” says CLC national president Jim Hughes in a video message […]
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Ottawa Parish Group Promoting Gay Pride

Wednesday August 25, 2010 Ottawa Parish Group Promoting Gay Pride By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The young adult group at a Catholic parish in Ottawa is promoting the city’s homosexual Pride parade this weekend. The young adult faith community at St. Joseph’s Parish has advertised on their blog that the “Gay Catholics, Christians and Allies” group at the University of Ottawa is rallying supporters to march as a group at the Capital Pride march this Sunday, August 29. The ad notes that the group “wants gay persons to be welcomed by the official Christian […]
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Ontario Law Could See Gay Counselling for Youth Behind Parents’ Backs

Friday August 6, 2010 Ontario Law Could See Gay Counselling for Youth Behind Parents’ Backs By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario Ministry of Education is implementing a new “safe schools” policy that some fear could see students offered “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” counselling behind their parents’ back. Bill 157, the “Keeping Our Kids Safe at School” Act, which took effect February 1st, makes it mandatory for school staff to report incidents of inappropriate student behaviour, such as bullying, to principals. However, while the law also requires principals to report incidents to a […]
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Irish ‘Transgender Woman’ Can Request Refugee Status in Canada

Friday August 20, 2010 Irish ‘Transgender Woman’ Can Request Refugee Status in Canada By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CHESTER, Nova Scotia, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian immigration officials have given an Irish man, who had sex change therapy in an effort to make himself a woman, permission to apply for refugee status. The man claimed he would be subjected to hate and his life would be in danger if he was forced to return to Northern Ireland. Tanya (born Tim) Bloomfield, has 28 days to file a refugee claim after passing an eligibility interview and test on Thursday at the […]
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Cardinal Ouellet and Ottawa Archbishop: “The Abortion Debate is on”

Wednesday May 26, 2010 Cardinal Ouellet and Ottawa Archbishop: “The Abortion Debate is on” By Patrick B. Craine To sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The abortion debate is on and we must not be afraid of it,” declared Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, in a press conference today, jointly hosted with Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa. The cardinal hosted the press conference following the overwhelming and hostile reaction from media and politicians to his comments at a pro-life conference in Quebec City […]
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Setting the Record Straight: The Toronto Star’s Sting on Crisis Pregnancy Centres

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this month the Toronto Star published an article about a sting operation purporting to expose the “deception” used by Toronto’s pregnancy resource centres – an account that has been dismissed as “inaccurate,”“misrepresentative,” and full of “twists” on the truth, according to its targets. After infiltrating eight centres claiming to be six weeks pregnant, Star reporter Joanna Smith wrote in an August 7th article that the centres use “misleading information” to scare women out of having abortions.  She claimed that they lure women in “without always readily disclosing their belief […]
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