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22 Sep 2011 Action Needed: Prostitution in Canada

Today, ARPA Canada sent a policy report on prostitution, available in both official languages, to each and every Member of Parliament and Senator. This is the first issue of our new biannual publication that we titled Respectfully Submitted. Click here to view an e-version. Our motivation is that Christians be proactive by putting forward quality policy recommendations rather than just react to the negative laws. We need your help to make this effective.
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31 Aug 2011 Euthanasia on the CBC

The Current, a morning program on CBC RadioOne, aired an episode about the challenge to the Canadian laws against assisted suicide this morning from 8:30 to 9:00. It sounded more like an endorsement for the practice than investigative journalism. ARPA Canada submitted the following letter to CBC: Good morning, I caught the last fifteen minutes of The Current this morning on CBC RadioOne on my drive in to work, as the interviewer was speaking with Grace Pastine, the litigation director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA). The interviewer asked two questions. First: will physician-assisted suicide lead to the elderly feeling obligated to exit this life? Second: is legalized assisted suicide actually cruel to those suffering?
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12 Aug 2011 Written Brief for the House of Commons Finance Committee

August 12, 2011 - Today, ARPA Canada submitted a written brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. The cuts that we suggest in recommendations #1 and #2 would save Canada almost a quarter of a billion dollars in 2012: $210,272,000.00 to be exact. This number does not include the potential billions of dollars that can be saved should the federal bureaucrats adopt a policy as suggested in recommendation #3 of abdicating their control of so many aspects of Canadian life by properly returning that responsibility to the...

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06 Aug 2010 ARPA Submission to Finance Committee

As we alerted readers previously, the  "House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance is inviting Canadians to participate in its annual pre-budget consultation process. The 2010 consultations will result in a report to be tabled in the House of Commons in late fall 2010, and the suggestions by Canadians as well as the recommendations by the Committee will be considered by the Minister of Finance in the development of the 2011 federal budget." Attached is ARPA Canada's 5 page submission, including the following paragraph that expalins why this matters to us:
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23 Jun 2010 ARPA Submission: Dying with Dignity

In spite of Parliament's resounding defeat of Bill C-384 which proposed to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the Quebec government has established a special committee to examine "dying with dignity". In response to their request for submissions, ARPA Canada hs prepared a 12 page submission about the concept of dignity in Canadian law and society, including a Christian perspective. It is based on our resource "Building on Sand: Human Dignity in Canadian Law and Society" which can be purchased here. The submission is attached....

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29 Mar 2010 ARPA Submission to Ontario Government Regarding Bill 242

Attached below is ARPA Canada's submission to the Ontario government in response to the legislation that aims to expand institutionalized early-learning in Ontario. Bill 242 proposes to fund full-day kindergarten and junior kindergarten (for 4 and 5-year olds) at a projected cost of 1.8 billion dollars annually. In this submission, ARPA Canada encourages the Ontario government ot abandon this legislation because it will provide minimal help for children while further eroding the parent-child relationship that is critical for effective education, all at a staggering cost to Ontario taxpayers....

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17 Dec 2009 Submission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

On December 7, ARPA Canada's Director Mark Penninga met with representatives of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as they travelled the country to get input on the content and vision for the museum. We discussed a Christian perspective of human rights and the dangers of the contemporary understandings. The museum also requested a follow-up video interview about the Preamble to the Charter of Rights which states that "Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law."...

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