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23 Jan 2009 Postal workers banned from uttering traditional blessing

Canadian Press, January 23, 2009: A tradition of more than 25 years for some mail carriers as they left the office to begin their routes in this eastern Ontario city was to say "Merci Seigneur pour la belle journee." But the phrase, which translates to "Thank you Lord for the beautiful day," has been banned at the Cornwall office by Canada Post management following a human rights complaint. [Keep reading this story here.]...

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23 Jan 2009 Same-sex “Marriage” Used as Defense in Canadian Polygamy Case

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CRESTON, British Columbia, January 22, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) - Canada's same-sex "marriage" law is being used as justification for polygamy by defense lawyers in the case of Winston Blackmore, 52, and James Oler, 44. The pair are leaders of the controversial polygamous sect in Bountiful, near Creston, British Columbia, and are accused of being married to more than one woman at a time.
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23 Jan 2009 Polygamy – Is it for Everyone?

How long will it take until the Supreme Court has a decision? Can an argument of “religious freedom” succeed in removing polygamy from the Criminal Code? Here are some answers.by Don Hutchinson - EFC (From Christianity.ca) Charges have been laid. Debate in the media occupies page after page, both print and electronic. The issue will proceed into the courts in a process likely to take years to unfold. Over the last few days, some of the questions most asked have been the following: [continue reading this article here.]...

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22 Jan 2009 A Godly leader

National Post Editorial, Jan 21 2009: When Stephen Harper was first elected Prime Minister, he began ending his speeches with the phrase "God Bless Canada." As a result, Mr. Harper was attacked by Canadian leftists for mimicking George W. Bush, for injecting organized religion into Canadian public life and for offending Jews, Muslims and other faiths by emphasizing his Christianity. One Globe and Mail columnist derided Mr. Harper's God-talk as "squirm-inducing." Other commentators wondered whether Mr. Harper's use of the "G" word presaged Conservative assaults on gays, abortion and women's...

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21 Jan 2009 A Prayer for President Obama

The following prayer was composed by Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Seminary January 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Our Father, Lord of all creation, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:  We pray today with a sense of special urgency and responsibility.  We come before you to pray for our new President, Barack Obama, and for all those in this new administration who now assume roles of such high responsibility. [Continue reading this powerful prayer here.]...

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19 Jan 2009 President Obama

By Reverend Clarence Bouwman, Pastor: Yarrow Canadian Reformed Church This coming Tuesday the United States of America will receive a new president in the person of Barack Obama.  We understand and notice that whatever happens in the United States greatly affects us in Canada, and so we are greatly interested in what happens south of the line.  To some degree Mr Obama is well known, simply because the media has been full of him ever since he entered the public stage through his quest for the presidency.  On the other hand, there remain so many questions about what makes him tick. 
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19 Jan 2009 The Case for a Balanced Budget

By Kevin Gaudet, Canadian Tax Payers FederationAs the Harper government prepares to take Canada back into substantial multi-year deficits, the Prime Minister should be mindful of advice from the famous French philosopher Blaise Pascal.  He wrote: “In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.”   A look at the past, present and future of government spending, deficit financing and their impact reveals...

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15 Jan 2009 News Release: Cardus Recommends Increasing Charitable Credit as part of Stimulus Package

HAMILTON, January 15, 2009—Cardus, a think tank dedicated to the renewal of Canada's social architecture, is recommending that the federal government increase charitable tax credits from 29% to 42% as part of its stimulus package. "Adopting this proposal will be a sound investment in Canada's social architecture," said Ray Pennings, Cardus' Director of Research. "The charitable sector is critical to the rich fabric of Canadian society, and provides taxpayers exceptional return on investment." [Keep reading this press relase here.] ...

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