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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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08 May 2018 Alfie Evans: the end of parental rights?

Is the Alfie Evans case a precursor of what could happen to parental rights in Canada? Feature: On the feature this week, we speak with Jonathon Van Maren about the underlying issues in the case of Alfie Evans, the 23-month old boy who died in a British hospital last month after a judge repeatedly refused his parents’ requests to have him moved to a different medical facility. In the news.. CSJ Attestations: An update on various legal challenges to the “attestation requirement” in the Canada Summer Jobs program. Slavery and Human Trafficking: Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold...

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10 Apr 2018 Couple 72 years married euthanized together

A troubling development as assisted suicide continues to spiral in Canada:  On the feature this week, a look at the deaths of two elderly people in Toronto in what was essentially a doctor-assisted double suicide.   In the news… Bill 24:  A court challenge to Alberta's Bill 24, which bans schools from sharing information with parents about student activities in Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. Faking pro-life violence:  Waterloo Regional Police in Ontario have charged a 41-year old woman with mischief, after she filed what’s been determined to be a fake police complaint about violence by...

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LN feature: Couple 72 years married euthanized together

27 Mar 2018 I have a right to live! – Ontario refuses home care for man with terminal illness

Canada Summer Jobs:  There could be a court case looming over the attestation requirement for the Canada Summer Jobs program. Pro-Life Mini-Conference: We Need a Law is preparing for a pro-life mini-conference in conjunction with the March for Life in Ottawa. Pushback again Pro-Life film screening:  A local ARPA chapter in Ontario goes ahead with a movie screening of a pro-life film, in spite of some community push-back....

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LN feature: I have a right to live! - Ontario refuses home care for man with terminal illness

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.