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30 Jun 2008 A MUST READ: An Open Letter to Fellow Pro-Life Labourers Regarding the Order of Canada

By Stephanie Gray, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, June 30, 2008As my inbox floods with news about Henry Morgentaler's supposed receipt of the Order of Canada, my thought is this, "So what?" To give Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada is simply to be consistent with what's going on in this country.Sure, people can point to an online poll by the Globe and Mail which revealed 92% of the over 300,000 respondents are against giving the award to Morgentaler. But the reality is this: a majority of Canadians support abortion when the procedure most often occurs (the first trimester). The reality is this: over 250 human beings will be killed today. The reality is this: that killing is state-sanctioned. The reality is this: that killing is paid for by our tax dollars. If this is the first time Canadians are feeling shame about celebrating Canada Day, then we have problems. People should have been reluctant to "celebrate" Canada day back in 1969 when abortion first became legal.
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30 Jun 2008 Confirmed: Advisory Council Has Voted to Award Order of Canada to Abortionist Henry Morgentaler

Pro-life organizations and the public appear to have been deliberately blind-sided by sudden decision for major holiday weekend OTTAWA, June 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - LifeSiteNews has received confirmation through various sources that the Order of Canada Advisory Council has indeed voted to award the Order of Canada to notorious abortionist and militant atheist Henry Morgentaler today or tomorrow. There is reported to be a movement among Members of Parliament and others to attempt to stop the award or at least protest it as being inappropriate and against the opinion of a majority of Canadians.
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27 Jun 2008 Northwest Territories passes motion in support of equal parenting and Vellacott’s Motion M-483

For Immediate Release - June 27, 2008 OTTAWA – The Northwest Territories has demonstrated its pioneering spirit by paving the way for equal parenting in Canada. Guided by the leadership of Kam Lake MLA David Ramsay, the Legislature of the Northwest Territories, on June 19, passed a motion to affirm the importance of "equal parenting" as in the best interests of children even in cases of marriage breakup and family dissolution. This guiding principle of course recognizes exceptions in cases of proven child abuse or neglect. In speaking to his motion, Ramsay said, "I believe strongly that both parents should be involved in the upbringing of a child. If you look around the world, the movement is going to a default system of equal, shared parenting so that both parents in separation and divorce have equal access to children."The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 11 to zero, with seven abstentions. The Cabinet abstained, but Ramsay, noting that they did not vote against the motion, is confident that, with further study, they will come down strongly in favour of equal shared parenting.
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24 Jun 2008 Poll: Only 13 Per Cent of Canadians Oppose C-484!

From: Angus Reid News Release Unborn Victims of Crime Act Bill C-484, an act to amend the Criminal Code—also known as the Unborn Victims of Crime Act—was introduced by Ken Epp (Conservative, Edmonton-Sherwood Park, Alta.) in November 2007. The bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to injure, cause the death of, or attempt to cause the death of a child before or during its birth while committing, or attempting to commit, an offence against the mother. The bill ...

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23 Jun 2008 No skipping gay-friendly classes, schools tell parents

Allison Cross, Vancouver Sun - June 22, 2008VANCOUVER - The Vancouver board of education says it plans to enforce a ministry policy that prevents parents from pulling students out of classes that deal with alternative sexuality. A recent staff recommendation from the Vancouver board of education says parents can pull their children out of sensitive lessons in health classes because of religious or family beliefs, but can't opt their children out of gay-friendly lessons in any other classes.Read the rest of the article here. ...

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23 Jun 2008 Senate should be spanked for reopening settled debate

Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald - June 21, 2008 Before my husband and I had children, we vowed we would never spank them. I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure we declared our noble intentions with more than a little smugness. We, unlike others, would be enlightened parents. No corporal punishment would be meted out on our offspring. No, siree. We were too well equipped, too knowledgeable, too controlled. We would use reason with our exceptional and well-behaved children and they would understand,...

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20 Jun 2008 Action Item: Parental Authority

Two developments yesterday, in the Senate and a provincial court, are a strike against parental authority and require immediate action from ARPA Canada readers. Read the two stories below as well as the recommended action items. It doesn't matter how much time you have, there is something you can do. Story #1: Father doesn't know best, court rules in girl's fight to get grounding overruled TU THANH HA - Globe and Mail - June 19, 2008 First, the father banned his 12-year-old daughter from going online after she posted photos of herself on a dating site. Then she allegedly had a row with her stepmother, so the father said his girl couldn't go on a school trip. The girl took the matter to the court - and won what lawyers say was an unprecedented judgment. Madam Justice Suzanne Tessier of the Quebec Superior Court ruled on Friday that the father couldn't discipline his daughter by barring her from the school trip.
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19 Jun 2008 Senate passes anti-spanking bill

Elizabeth Thompson, Canwest News Service - June 19, 2008Proposed legislation that could see parents hit with charges of assault for spanking their children has passed a first crucial step on its way to becoming law. The bill, which would prohibit parents from using force on their children except in very limited circumstances, was adopted without fanfare by the Senate last evening. Liberal MP Marlene Jennings will now take it to the House of Commons, which must also adopt it before it can become law. Read the rest of the...

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17 Jun 2008 The Bible and politics: How do they mix?

by Mark Penninga (First Appeared in Reformed Perspective magazine, June 2008) Consider this scenario: You have received an official-looking letter in the mail. It is addressed from the Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper and inside is a memo that explains that you have been selected to appear before a special Parliamentary committee that must make a decision about whether Canada will sign onto an international coalition fighting global warming. Your fear of public speaking is irrelevant – you have been summoned and must fly to Ottawa next week. “What am I going to say to this panel?” you ask your family and friends. “I don’t believe in this whole global warming thing – and I’m no scientist!”
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