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06 Jun 2008 $5,000 needed by June 17 for Appeal by Marriage Commisioner

From www.orvillenichols.com On May 30, 2008 the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission fined marriage commisioner Orville Nichols $2,500 because he refused to perform a gay marriage 3 years ago based on his religious beliefs. The tribunal decided that if you work for the government you can't exercise your religion. Marriage commissioner Orville Nichols who was fined needs financial help to appeal the ruling. Please consider adding your voice and dollars to the cause. This isn't just his fight. No statute exists to protect either clergy or marriage commissioners in Saskatchewan....

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06 Jun 2008 Action Item for all Canadians: Letter from Alberta Pro-Life

Note: ARPA Canada readers can also order postcards (10 cents each) from Life Canada by contacting Gudrun Schultz at [email protected] Dear Pro-life Activists and Members,I'd like to encourage you to Write A Letter to your local editor on the following issue. This affects the entire pro-life movement in Canada and can be done as an individual, or as a local group. If your group needs a project, this is it.The Issue: Life Canada received a poor ruling on its "Have We Gone Too Far" ad campaign from the Advertising Standards Council (an industry body that does not have government oversight). The council ruled the ads were deceptive on the grounds that when a woman aborts in the last stages of pregnancy there must be a medical reason. There is no way of knowing why women abort, because this information is not required.
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06 Jun 2008 Thank you, e-mailers for freedom!

By Ezra Levant - June 5, 2008 (picture of Levant from lifesitenews.com) Look at the first sentence in this political column by John Ivison: "Conservative MPs report that high on the list of issues that concern their constituents is the threat to freedom of speech posed by the interpretation of the hate messages provision in the Canada Human Rights Act by the country's human rights commissions." He's talking about you -- the e-mailing army of freedom! But Ivison also warns that it's far too early to declare victory:
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05 Jun 2008 CALGARY CITY POLICE SEIZE BIBLES: REPEATED ABUSES BY POLICE AND BI-LAW OFFICERS WASTE TAX DOLLARS

For Immediate Release - Sunday, June 2, 2008 - Concerned Christians Canada (www.concernedchristians.ca) (Calgary) This week at City Hall another unprecedented show of police force for a peaceful gathering was demonstrated when twenty officers, police and bi-law, stormed a peaceful vigil on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Officers confiscated Bibles, Christian books, and pictures of Calgary's homeless, as well as photos that were displayed to demonstrate parallels between the authoritarian tyranny the Jews underwent, in World War II, and the systematic stripping of rights occurring in Calgary and in other parts of Canada, today.
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04 Jun 2008 Mark Steyn Human Rights Tribunal “Show Trial” Opens in Vancouver

Ezra Levant says, this isn't a real court. This is a kangaroo court, with three leftist activists as panellists"By Hilary White VANCOUVER, June 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has had its first day of hearings in the case being brought against syndicated columnist and author Mark Steyn, and Maclean's Magazine that published an excerpt from his book, "America Alone". The lawyer for the complainants, Faisal Joseph, opened his statements yesterday saying that the article, "The future belongs to Islam," published by MacLean's in October 2006, depicted Muslims as "a violent people" who hold traditional Canadian values "in contempt". Their religion he said, was portrayed as "inhuman" and "violent".
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03 Jun 2008 Terry O’Neill on getting critters declared legal ‘persons’:

Will animal rightists succeed where pro-lifers have failed?Terry O'Neill - National Post If you’ve been to Olympic Plaza in Calgary or to Parliament Hill in Ottawa recently, you’ve probably come across an installation of five statues depicting the “Famous Five” — the five Canadian women whose lawsuit led to the historic declaration in 1929 that women are to be considered “persons” under Canadian law.The sculptural tableau is a dramatic tribute to the accomplishments of Emily Murphy, Nellie Mooney McClung, Irene Marryat Parlby, Louise Crummy McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards....

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03 Jun 2008 A shocking admission from an abortion doctor

From Alberta Pro-Life E-Update - May 29, 2008 Last week in a story on the latest abortion numbers from Statistics Canada, the Globe and Mail reporter Hayley Mick quoted Dr. Debby Copes, medical director of a clinic called Choice in Health, who has been performing abortions for 20 years. She said the statistics were meaningless. “I can think of at least 10,000 procedures...

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03 Jun 2008 REAL Women Media Release

Court Smashes Government Policy on Drug Addiction Ottawa, Ontario - May 29, 2008 A single judge on the Supreme Court of BC, Mr. Justice Pitfield, handed down a decision on May 27, 2008, that took the olympian approach to judgeship. He did this by concluding that he knows best how to deal with drug addiction in Canada contrary to the policies of the federal government, which has jurisdiction over the issue. The government’s drug policy is to provide for a three-pillar approach to drug addiction by way of prevention (education), treatment and enforcement of drug laws, which has proven to be the only effective method of dealing with drug addiction.
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31 May 2008 Government to launch inquiry into CHRC “investigative techniques”, section 13

Ezra Levant - May 30, 2008 The Conservative government has introduced a motion to Parliament's Justice Committee proposing an investigation into the abusive, corrupt practises of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The motion specifically refers to public "concerns" about the CHRC's "investigative techniques" and their "interpretation and application" of the section 13 thought crimes provision.The resolution, which you can read here in both official languages, was put forward by Rick Dykstra [pictured at right], the Conservative MP from St. Catharines, Ontario, with the knowledge and approval of the Justice...

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