Recent Canadian News

Minister Oda: Conservatives Will Vote Against Rae’s Conniving Abortion Motion

Tuesday March 23, 2010 Minister Oda: Conservatives Will Vote Against Rae’s Conniving Abortion Motion By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MP Bob Rae’s motion to push Canada to promote abortion in Stephen Harper’s maternal health plan at the G8 summit, couched in the deceptive language of “reproductive health,” will be voted against by Conservatives. Minister for International Cooperation Bev Oda, responding to questions in the House this morning, announced, “We will be voting against the motion before the House.” “This motion is a transparent attempt to reopen the abortion debate,” she added.” Oda noted further that […]
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Quebec Bishops Condemn Province’s Bid to Cut Christmas, Weekends from School Calendar

By Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Marc Ouellet and the Quebec bishops have flatly condemned a decree issued last month by the Quebec Ministry of Education that threatens to remove weekends and holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, from the school calendar. The provision, issued on February 3rd by Minister of Education Michelle Courchesne, sought to quietly repeal article 19 of the province's pedagogical plan, which lists the guaranteed days off for students. Under the Ministry's provision, which would take effect July 1st but has yet to be approved by the government, schools […]
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Ontario Premier Spends Big on Gvmt Daycare despite $21.3 Billion Deficit

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Faced with spending freezes across the board due to a record deficit in the upcoming provincial budget, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced nevertheless that his government will add $63.5 million in daycare subsidies this year. “This is very much a core value to us,” said one government official, according to the Hamilton Spectator. The added daycare expense comes as the province faces a $21.3 billion deficit in the upcoming budget.  Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has promised no major cuts, but the government is planning a freeze on all […]
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Canadian Personhood Website Launched

Friday March 19, 2010 Canadian Personhood Website Launched By Thaddeus M. Baklinski March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alliance for Life Ontario has launched a new Canadian Pre-born Personhood initiative with the creation of a Personhood website. The site provides information about abortion in Canada and encourages visitors to sign a petition asking the Canadian government to extend full legal protection to every Canadian, from their biological beginnings to their natural death. Organizers of the initiative state that the signed petitions will be presented in Parliament on Person’s Day – October 18, 2010. “Much of the debate about abortion centres on […]
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Prime Minister Harper Addresses Marijuana, National Day Care

Wednesday March 17, 2010 Prime Minister Harper Addresses Marijuana, National Day Care By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Harper clearly expressed his opinion on a variety of issues, including the topics of legalizing marijuana and instituting a national day care plan, during an interview on YouTube released Tuesday evening. The interview was based on questions submitted to YouTube and voted on by Canadian citizens. Responding to the question about why the government doesn’t end the war on drugs by making marijuana legal for adults, just like alcohol, and instead focus on violent criminals, the […]
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75% of Canadians Say “Abortion is Morally Wrong”: Poll

Tuesday March 16, 2010 75% of Canadians Say “Abortion is Morally Wrong”: Poll By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac OTTAWA, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new national poll indicates that a large majority of Canadians are increasingly embracing conservative values, including opposing abortion and supporting the true definition of marriage. The Harris-Decima poll was commissioned for the Manning Centre Barometer, an annual survey of Canadian’s attitudes towards values and policies generally ascribed to conservatives, by the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. The poll was carried out by Allan Gregg of Harris-Decima and Dr. Andre Turcotte of Carleton University’s […]
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Pro-Aborts at University of BC Censor Pro-Life Display

Monday March 15, 2010 Pro-Aborts at University of BC Censor Pro-Life Display By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, B.C., March 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of pro-abortion protesters at the University of British Columbia (UBC) disrupted a pro-life demonstration last Tuesday, which was being sponsored by the University’s pro-life club, Lifeline. The club was running the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), which compares abortion to past genocidal atrocities – displaying, for example, an image of a Holocaust victim beside an image of an aborted baby. Lifeline has run a GAP campaign nearly every semester since the fall of 1999. The campus pro-abortion […]
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Campaign Life Coalition: A Vote for Rae’s Reproductive Motion is a Vote for Abortion

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada's opposition parties are seeking to force the Conservative government into funding abortion as part of their maternal and child health initiative at the G8 summit this June.  And now rumors are circulating Parliament corridors indicating that the Prime Minister is ready to throw in the towel. Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Coordinator, Mary Ellen Douglas, told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that the pro-life movement hopes “that the Prime Minister would urge his Party to reject the divisive motion.”  Douglas added, however, that the vote will be beneficial to the political […]
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PM Harper “Caves”: “Not Closing the Door” on Contraception in G8 Maternal Health Push

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the House of Commons yesterday that the government would be considering contraception as part of his maternal and child health initiative at the G8 in June, contradicting comments from cabinet members earlier in the week – and drawing criticisms from one pro-life group that he has “caved” on the issue. “We are not closing the door on any option, including contraception,” the Prime Minister told NDP leader Jack Layton (Toronto-Danforth) during Question Period.  “However, we do not wish to debate abortion in this place […]
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