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08 Oct 2020 Press Release: ARPA Canada responds to misleading statement

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada October 8, 2020 OTTAWA, ON – Earlier today the BC NDP issued a press release with a false and misleading statement. We have respectfully asked them to change it, but they have not yet responded to our request. ARPA Canada believes that all human beings are created in the image of God and it is our desire to advocate for equal respect for everyone. It is disappointing that the actions of the BC NDP in sending out this misleading statement have caused...

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14 Jan 2020 ARPA Press release: A.B. v. C.D. Father did not commit family violence

OTTAWA, ON – The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its judgment today in A.B. v. C.D., in which it overturned numerous orders made by the court below, concluding that the father (“C.D.”) had not committed “family violence” under the Family Law Act by opposing his biological daughter’s (“A.B.”) proposed gender transition by the administration of testosterone. The Court of Appeal struck the lower court’s protection order, which threatened the father with immediate arrest if he tried to persuade AB to abandon testosterone treatment, if he addressed AB by her birth name, or if...

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05 Dec 2019 Press Release: Will the throne speech address assisted suicide?

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada December 5, 2019 Will the throne speech address assisted suicide? OTTAWA, ON – Advocates for persons with disabilities will be tuned in to the throne speech to see if or how the returning Liberal government will address the issue of assisted suicide. “Will the government promote suicide prevention or suicide assistance?” asks André Schutten, Director of Law and Policy with the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada. “Will this government signal to people with severe disabilities or diseases that it wants...

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15 Mar 2019 Press release: Ontario curriculum update increases parental involvement and that’s a good thing

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada March 15, 2019 Ontario curriculum update increases parental involvement and that’s a good thing OTTAWA, ON – This morning, Ontario Minister of Education Lisa Thompson announced some much-needed improvements to the provincial curriculum. During the press conference, Minister Thompson addressed some of the concerns Ontario parents had with the previous Wynne-era curriculum, particularly about the sexual health curriculum. André Schutten, Director of Law & Policy for the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada, applauded the re-engagement and involvement of parents in this...

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30 Nov 2017 Press Release: ARPA Canada intervenes in TWU case this week

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada November 29, 2017 ARPA Canada intervenes in TWU case this week OTTAWA - On Thursday and Friday the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Trinity Western University case. The law societies in British Columbia and Ontario refused to accept graduates from the Christian university’s proposed law school because of TWU’s Community Covenant, which requires students, among other things, to refrain from sexual intimacy outside of a heterosexual marriage. Trinity Western has asked the courts to overturn these decisions, arguing they violate the...

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12 Apr 2017 Press Release: Christian Advocacy Group Welcomes Province-wide Investigation of Third Party Influences in Alberta Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION (ARPA) CANADA April 12, 2017 Christian Advocacy Group Welcomes Province-wide Investigation of Third Party Influences in Alberta Schools  EDMONTON – The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada applauds the call for an inquiry into what students of Alberta schools are exposed to. “The sad truth is that Alberta’s Ministry of Education is the party most guilty of promoting propaganda in provincial schools,” commented ARPA Canada’s Executive Director Mark Penninga. Accessing Information not Myths (AIM), an Alberta-based activist group, is calling for a province-wide investigation...

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01 Feb 2017 Press Release: Blocking Ontario Abortion Stats Blocks Proper Health Policy Research

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada February 1, 2017 BLOCKING ONTARIO ABORTION STATS BLOCKS PROPER HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH OTTAWA - The Ontario government is forced to answer for their censorship of abortion statistics today. The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada, together with blogger Patricia Maloney, will argue in the Ontario Superior Court today that the censorship of abortion statistics is an infringement of freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, and that the censorship is unreasonable and unjustified. Ontario is the only province that has...

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29 Jun 2016 Disappointing ruling in TWU Ontario case

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada June 29, 2016 DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHRISTIAN STUDENTS 'REASONABLE' ACCORDING TO ONTARIO'S TOP COURT OTTAWA – The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada today, upholding the Law Society's decision to not accredit the Christian university's law school. The Court ruled that the decision of the Law Society to infringe the religious freedom of TWU was reasonable. André Schutten, counsel for the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada expressed disappointment on the court's...

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22 Apr 2016 Response to C-14 Bill

The Liberal Government released their Bill C-14 on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Numerous organizations have responded, including Christian Legal Fellowship which you can read here. Learn how to TAKE ACTION on this Bill at arpacanada.ca/stop-euthanasia. ARPA Canada would like to quote the response of Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia which echoes our sentiments in their press release below: --- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The federal government provides exemptions for murder, aiding suicide and administering poison Montreal, April 15, 2016 – In the midst of one of the worst suicide crises in our country’s history,...

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14 Dec 2015 Federal panel’s report on assisted suicide remains secret

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) CanadaDecember 17, 2015RESULTS OF FEDERAL PANEL'S CONSULTATIONS ON ASSISTED SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA REMAIN HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC Does the federal panel’s report offer a more balanced approach than the radical and disturbing recommendations of the provincial-territorial report? Ottawa - The final report of a non-partisan panel's consultations on the politically charged issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia remains inaccessible to the general public days after being delivered to federal ministers. Earlier this week the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada delivered their report to the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. In a joint statement the ministers promised to make the report available in the coming weeks. However, the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying made its report and recommendations public on Monday, December 14. By releasing the provincial report before the federal report, the public debate is shaped by the radical nature of the provincial report.
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