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12 May 2008 Who is Helping the Poor?

FOX News - May 9, 2008 - By George RussellA Gulf in Giving: Oil-Rich States Starve the World Food ProgramUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his top lieutenants on Monday are convening the first meeting of the U.N.'s Task Force on the Global Food Crisis. Ban says it will "study the root causes of the crisis," and propose solutions for "coordinated global action" at a summit of world leaders in June.Ban might want to consider convincing the oil-rich nations of the Middle East to provide more than the near-invisible amount...

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09 May 2008 1973 Private Letter to Trudeau Suggests Abortion Crusader Morgentaler Used Blackmail

Exclusive Commentary to LifeSiteNews.com by Terry O'Neill May 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-lifers have long known that the Canadian political elite of the 1960s and 1970s was strongly in favour of abortion, at least in principle. After all, it was a Liberal government-supported by a liberal media-that first legalized the practice in 1969. But Canadians now know that those elites supported abortion, not just in principle, but in practice, as well. And our source for this information is none other than Canada's arch-abortionist, Henry Morgentaler himself.
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08 May 2008 UPDATE: Christian Horizons Appeals Part of HRC Ruling

ARPA Canada [www.arpacanada.ca] Christian Horizons, an organization that provides homes for the disabled in Ontario, has decided to appeal part of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (HRC) ruling against them. Christian Horizons had to face the tribunal because of a complaint from Connie Heintz, a former employee, who had resigned from her job after she was informed that her decision to enter into a homosexual relationship was contrary to the terms of the contract that she had signed. She, along with all employees, had signed a contract which forbids extra-marital affairs, pre-marital sex, homosexual relationships, and endorsing alcohol, among other things.
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07 May 2008 Minister warns of ‘illiberal’ attacks on free speech

Kevin Libin, National Post Published: Friday, May 02, 2008CALGARY -- The federal minister in charge of Canada's multiculturalism file cautioned an anti-racism conference Friday against exploiting the power of human rights commissions to silence offensive speech.Addressing the annual gathering of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) in Calgary, Jason Kenney, a Cabinet member and Secretary of State for...

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07 May 2008 March for Life – May 8 – Special Reformed Prayer Service

Update: Largest Canadian March for Life Ever - 8,000 Attend Massive Rally on Parliament Hill This year The National March for Life will be taking place in Ottawa on Thursday May 8, 2008. The theme for this year is "LIFE- The First Human Right." Once again Canadians will be marching on Parliament Hill at noon to bring a message demanding justice and protection for the unborn. The Ottawa Canadian Reformed Church will be hosting a Prayer Service led by Rev. J. Van Popta at 9:30am on May 8,...

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07 May 2008 Ontario Premier’s Plan to Scrap Lord’s Prayer Backfires as Groundswell Grows in Opposition

By Hilary White TORONTO, May 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Ontario premier's plans to scrap the recitation of the Lord's Prayer in the Legislature has resulted in a groundswell of opposition. The flood of emails objecting to the proposal temporarily crashed the website of Queen's Park, and hundreds of phone calls have come in protesting the move. MPPs have complained that the time and money spent on the project could have better been spent elsewhere, especially considering there had been no calls to abolish the prayer leading up to McGuinty's decision to put the proposal to scrap the prayer before a committee. In a move that reportedly surprised MPPs, Premier McGuinty, who continues to claim membership in the Catholic Church, told the legislature in February this year that the time had come to "move beyond" open acknowledgement of Christianity in the Ontario government. He asked a committee to draft a religiously neutral "prayer" that would better suit Ontario's "religious diversity".
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06 May 2008 Good news and more good news!

Canada Family Action Coalition has prepared a news release featuring 8 very positive bills that are currently before our Parliament. From Ken Epp's well known private members bill about unborn victims of crime (C484) to lesser known legislation pertaining to combating human trafficking (C-486), there are a lot of reasons to give thanks for the work that is being done by some MP's to make this a better Canada. But legislation on its own is not enough - we need to help support these good initiatives so that they...

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06 May 2008 StatsCan omissions stir class war

Income redistribution by our tax and welfare systems ignored in earnings report With permission from Lorne Gunter, The Edmonton Journal, May 4, 2008 [picture from www.canada.com] I cannot for the life of me understand why Statistics Canada publishes income numbers that do not include money received by individuals from government, unless the nation's official number cruncher is deliberately attempting to fan the flames of class envy and reinforce the case for more and bigger social programs. On Thursday, StatsCan set off a maelstrom of media coverage with its release of a report on Canadians' earnings in the past 25 years. It said since 1980, median earnings among the top 20 per cent of Canadian earners increased by 16.4 per cent, while the median among those in the bottom 20 per cent decreased by 20.6 per cent.
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30 Apr 2008 Maori provide lesson for Canadian aboriginals

Economic self-sufficiency has increased (Maori) cultural prideBy Dr. Barry Cooper - University of Calgary (Used with permission from Dr. Cooper. This editorial appeared in Calgary Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 2008) Former prime minister Paul Martin testified earlier this month before a Senate committee in support of Bill C-292, the Kelowna Accord Implementation Act. This private member's bill gained approval of the House of Commons with the support of the three opposition parties and should pass through the mainly Liberal upper house easily enough.Martin knows that for the past three centuries in parliamentary democracies, private-member's bills cannot commit the government to spend money. As the Speaker, Peter Milliken, put it, there is a distinction between bills that approve certain objectives and bills that approve the ways and means, namely money, by which the approved objectives are obtained. Thus Martin is asking the Senate and the rest of us to look at C-292 on its merits, knowing full well the implementation costs -- on the order of $5 billion -- are irrelevant.
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28 Apr 2008 Report on Human Rights Commissions

By Will Gortemaker On February 15, 2006, a complaint was filed with the Alberta Human Rights Commission against Western Standard magazine. The complainant, the leader of a Muslim mosque, alleged that Western Standard's decision to publish the Danish cartoons of Mohammed, exposed him and his family to hate, discrimination and violence. Ezra Levant, the publisher of the magazine, was called to appear before an investigator. As Levant, a lawyer by trade, prepared for the investigation, he realized that something was terribly wrong. Original Intent of Human Rights Commissions...

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