Recent Canadian News

D&P Sending Haiti Earthquake Funds to Pro-Abort Group

By Patrick B. Craine HAITI, August 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P) is using funds collected for Haiti’s post-earthquake emergency relief effort to give an extra boost to at least one of their pro-abortion partners in the country. The information surfaced in a report by the Catholic Register’s Michael Swan at the end of July, and was highlighted by John Pacheco at his SoCon or Bust blog. D&P programs officer Debra Bucher told Swan that D&P is using their current partnerships in Haiti to take a long-term approach in rebuilding the country.  “Our specialty is […]
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Canadian Gvmt Lets Off Pro-Lifer for Refusing to File Abortion-Funding Taxes

By Patrick B. Craine FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, August 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s attorney general has opted not to prosecute pro-life activist David Little for his failure to file income tax returns, reports the Daily Gleaner. Little, 66, has not filed tax returns since 2000 because taxes are used to fund abortions.  He believes that to file would mean colluding with a corrupt tax system. He was jailed for 66 days in April after being convicted for not filing from 2000-2002.  He had been scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on new charges. “I don't want to cooperate with an […]
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Quebec Anti-Euthanasia Group Launches New English Language Website

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski QUEBEC, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vivre dans la Dignité (Living with Dignity), a new grassroots group network formed to urge Quebecers to stop euthanasia and assisted suicide from being smuggled into the public health care system under the guise of medical treatment, has announced that their English language website is now online. The group officially launched its campaign in June, 2010, and has already garnered strong support for their manifesto telling the provincial government it must direct its efforts and resources to offering Quebecers the best possible end of life care, including ready access to […]
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Fredericton Caves: Allows First Gay Parade and Declares Aug. 8-15 Pride Week

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski FREDERICTON, NB, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1995, Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside refused to proclaim “Pride Week” until forced to do so in 1998 by the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. At the time, Woodside argued that his faith and his right to freedom of speech exempted him from having to proclaim Pride Week, and that “sex had no place in the council chambers.” This Sunday, however, Fredericton held its first gay parade, with Mayor Woodside raising the rainbow flag on Friday outside city hall and telling the 50 or so people gathered to watch […]
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Gibbons Trial, Pickets Outside, Packed Courtroom

TORONTO, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life heroine Linda Gibbons appeared before Madam Justice Mara Beth Greene today, but no ruling was issued as was expected.  The College Park courtroom was packed with pro-life supporters, with many more outside staging a Show the Truth demonstration witnessing with large signs the reality of abortion. Numerous police officers attended the court proceedings.  According to one eye-witness, “One female police officer took great pains to restrict Linda's view of the participants.” Gibbons was reserved, silent, and particularly attentive throughout the hearing. Charles Lewis, National Post reporter who last week wrote a front-page extensive news report published in the […]
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New Poll Confirms Most Canadians Do Not Know Canada Has No Abortion Law

Wednesday August 4, 2010 New Poll Confirms Most Canadians Do Not Know Canada Has No Abortion Law By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Angus Reid public opinion poll published on August 3 confirms the findings of a poll conducted early this year that most Canadians are woefully unaware of the country’s status quo on abortion. The online survey of a representative national sample of 1,022 Canadian adults, conducted from July 7 to July 8, found that 21 percent of respondents knew that Canada has no restrictions on abortion whatsoever. In comparison, the poll conducted in […]
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Linda Gibbons Hits Cover of National Post

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Linda Gibbons Hits Cover of National Post By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons hit the front page of the National Post on Saturday, in what has been called the largest piece on the pro-life heroine yet from Canada’s national media. Religion reporter Charles Lewis, who interviewed the pro-life activist at the Vanier Centre for Women, one hour west of Toronto, explained that Gibbons “believes she has a Charter and God-given right to counsel against abortion, to stand in front of an abortion clinic and offer […]
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Call For Pro-Life Films by Canadian Christian Film Festival

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SUDBURY, Ontario, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Organizers of the third annual REAL LIFE Film Festival du cinéma C'EST LA VIE (RLFF) have announced that the submission period for the 2011 Festival is now open. The RLFF, to be held in April 2011 in Sudbury, is a vibrant, bilingual Christian cinematographic experience. A multi-day event, the RLFF presents Christian and Family feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world. The theme for the 2011 RLFF is LIFE and HOPE. “LIFE and HOPE speak universally to the human spirit,” said Lina Madore, the Festival […]
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