Tag Archives: Canada

Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on [emigrating to West Coast] Canada

‘I’ve a fondness for the Pacific North west of the USA, and imagine I’d feel much the same way about British Columbia round about Vancouver.  I became something of a Canadian nationalist while I lived in the USA (I particularly … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Catholic Christian Michael Coren explains Canada

Canada: Ignored, Mysterious, and Very Confused

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Ridiculous angry atheist sues government, claims Lord’s Prayer causes him “anguish” and “loss of enjoyment of life”

Ontario man suing county for $5,000 in damages over Lord’s Prayer at meetings Claiming the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer causes him anguish and feelings of exclusion, a man in rural Ontario is suing his local government to get politicians to … Continue reading

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The real reasons for bullying in schools: the empirical facts show it’s not gay teens who need special attention

Church blindsided by Ontario government over gay-straight alliances: Catholic sources In 2006 the Toronto District School Board conducted a study to determine causes of bullying.  The most cited reason was “body image” (38% in grades 7 to 8; 27% in … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Militant secularist group demands government ban on Christian exorcisms

Ban exorcisms, demands Ontario atheist group Of course, the incident that triggered the atheists’ outburst wasn’t even an exorcism: While there was no formal exorcism ritual performed, the priest blessed the man, saying he belonged to the good side, to … Continue reading

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Atheist Brendan O’Neill says: look at Canada to see how gay marriage leads to Orwellian state-meddling

How the gay-marriage campaign has unleashed a bureaucratic assault on people’s identities Anyone who thinks the introduction of gay marriage will give rise to a new era of liberty and choice should look at the Canadian experience.  There, the passing … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Secularist Quebec judges impose religious relativism on schoolchildren

Catholic students must take Quebec religion and ethics class: Supreme Court A controversial Quebec school course teaching children about ethics and world religions does not infringe on the freedom of parents seeking to raise their children as Catholics, the Supreme … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Gay divorce first, religious freedom a distant second

Gay divorce first, religious freedom a distant second by Charles Lewis One thing the “great gay divorce crisis of January 2012” has shown is that our government can move fast when it feels the need to get something important done.  … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: only democracy in the world that lacks any legal recognition of rights of unborn child

Canada’s tarnished record: lone democracy that does not recognize humanity of unborn child Canada remains the only democratic nation in the world that lacks any legal recognition of the rights of the child prior to birth, even though it has … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Anti-abortion peaceful protester Linda Gibbons finally gets her day in Canada’s top court

Anti-abortion activist Linda Gibbons gets her day in Canada’s top court After two decades of myriad arrests, hours upon hours of court time and nearly nine years on and off behind bars,  63-year-old Linda Gibbons, a peaceful anti-abortion protester, gets her … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: biased anti-Christian reporting by CBC, taxpayer-funded national news service

I was a panellist at the consultation on the Office of Religious Freedom The CBC has propagated another biased attempt at inducing fear about Evangelicals (and other Christians) on a matter – the Office of Religious Freedom – that will bear little … Continue reading

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Canadian Rex Murphy on Pamela Anderson, St. Paul’s Cathedral, excrement and what the tolerant must tolerate

Well worth a few minutes of your reading time: Rex Murphy: What the tolerant must tolerate To be a serious Christian in modern Western culture is to be the favoured easy target of every progressive thinker and every half-witted comedian.  … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Quebec’s new secularist norm is $144 fines for carrying out religious worship

Quebec’s new secular norm: $144 fines for religious worship On a Sunday morning two years ago, Paula Celani and about 80 members of her Catholic lay group gathered in a hall they had rented from the city.  They watched an … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: secularist Calgary City Hall officials show blatant bias against Christian evangelist

Calgary street preacher smells bias in the city’s unwillingness to deal with occupiers Mr. Pawlowski isn’t calling, as many Calgarians are, for the occupy tent city to be cleared out.  “I respect them and I respect their rights to free … Continue reading

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French Canada’s militant secularism: Montrealer faces charge of cultic activity, fine, for holding a Catholic mass

Montrealer faces charge of cultic activity, fine, for holding a Catholic mass Paula Celani will be in a Montreal courtroom Nov. 1 fighting a fine for attending an illegal Roman Catholic Mass.  Canadians of all religious faiths – and even those … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: Canadian novelist John Buell on why novels have to be more than setting

‘If you’ve got a good story your setting can be virtually anywhere.  And if you happen to be a Canadian, your setting’s going to be Canadian, but if you write a novel whose whole import is that you’re describing the … Continue reading

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Weird news: Canadian ‘Christian’ nudist goes to court to win right to public nudity

It could only happen in Canada: Nudity laws to be subject of constitutional challenge The challenge is being launched on behalf of Ruby’s client, Brian Coldin, a nudist resort operator in Bracebridge, Ont., a small cottage country town about two … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest’ by Rudy Wiebe

‘Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest’ by Rudy Wiebe Rudy Wiebe, the great Canadian Christian novelist, has here provided us with his youthful autobiography.  His parents, devout Mennonite Brethren, fled Russian Communism in the late 1920’s for farmland … Continue reading

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