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26 Jun 2018 Two Years Later: MAiD’s Impact on Health Care

John Carpay Feature: A judge in Medicine Hat Alberta is expected to rule this week on an application to put that province’s controversial new education legislation, Bill 24, on hold until a full hearing is conducted on whether it violates the constitutional rights of parents. On the feature this week, we speak with lawyer John Carpay, who argued the case last week.  Included in the discussion is an analysis of how the recent Trinity Western ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada might impact the arguments over Bill 24.     Janet Epp-Buckingham TWU Ruling: Trinity Western...

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19 Jun 2018 Supreme Court: TWU and Wall

On the program this week, two interviews touching on two recent Supreme Court of Canada rulings. TWU Case: The high court came down with a much-anticipated judgement last Friday, ruling against Trinity Western University’s efforts to open a law school in Langley, BC. The court found that Trinity's so-called “Community Covenant” - which governs the sexual conduct of students and faculty at the institution - discriminated against LGBTQ people. Therefore, the Court said, Law Societies in BC and Ontario were justified in denying students from that proposed law school admission to the...

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28 May 2018 Ontario Election Guide

On the feature this week, ARPA is out with a guide to the Ontario provincial election. While there are no candidate or party endorsements, the guide is designed to provide information to help focus on a number of key issues in the campaign. In the news: WNAL Billboards: ARPA's pro-life arm, We Need a Law, is getting ready to launch a national billboard campaign in support of a proposed new International Standards Abortion Law. RU 486:  As the pro-choice side continues to pressure government to increase the availability of the so-called “morning after” abortion...

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23 May 2018 Why are Canadian banks funding sex-ed agenda?

On the feature this week, an interview with a Quebec father who’s done some research on the funding for BC’s “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (SOGI) program. That research has uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars coming from at least two of Canada’s largest chartered banks. Tampier has now started an online petition to try to pressure RBC into eliminating the funding. In the news: “It’s not a right!”:   Mike Schouten from WeNeedaLaw  weighs in on the controversy surrounding MP Ted Falk’s recent outburst in Parliament, in which he shouted at the Prime Minister...

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15 May 2018 Did Jason Kenney really say that?

On the feature this week, a conversation that discounts some of the media narrative about the resolutions that came out of the recent United Conservative Party (UCP) convention in Alberta. There was a lot of media coverage about leader Jason Kenney disavowing a policy resolution that passed; a resolution which allegedly forces the party to "out" children who join Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. The controversy had some people re-thinking their support for the UCP. But on the feature this week, Donna Trimble of the group "Parents for Choice in Education" presents a...

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Al Siebring has spent more than 35 years in the media business, primarily at local radio stations in Western Canada. Over the years, he’s also done some freelance work for CBS Radio in New York and the CNN Radio network, and has had print material published in newspapers and magazines as varied as the National Post, “Western Report” magazine, various local newspapers in communities where he’s lived, and a variety of church-related publications including “Christian Renewal” and “Clarion.”
Al also spent almost two years working with the now-defunct ECP Centre, writing, producing, and hosting their daily “No Apologies” podcast.