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Canadian Pastors Call for the Same Religious Freedoms Granted Today by President Trump

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today rescinding the notorious Johnson Amendment to the IRS tax code that allowed the government to attack religious organizations if its leaders spoke for or against any political leader.

President Trump cited the numerous abuses where the government had attacked Martin Luther King Jr, Little Sisters of the Poor and 50 other religious organizations. President Trump called for an end to such attacks by removing the government's authority to do so while he trumpeted the fact that America was built upon the foundation of religious freedom.

As the President of the Evangelical Association, its 1,150 pastors and Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies and its 6,120 graduates in ministry, Dr. Charles McVety states "Canada's Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, speech and association in section 2 and equality in section 14 therefore on behalf of my pastors and religious leaders across Canada, I ask Prime Minister Trudeau to fulfill his election campaign promise and remove CRA's authority to punish charities for speaking out. In addition I believe it was wrong for former Prime Minister Harper to target sixty charities for punitive measures as all charities must be afforded the same freedom that all Canadians experience."

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LGBT activists slam ‘the most important psychiatrist of the last half-century’ because he debunks transgender ideology

The homosexual-transgender pressure group Human Rights Campaign has declared political war on world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh, the leading mental health expert speaking out against radical "gender ideology."

McHugh, whose many honors include receiving the top award of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) Institutes of Medicine, is the target of a special HRC attack-website, "McHugh Exposed," which accuses him of peddling "junk science."

It is an odd accusation to make against one of the most celebrated mental health professionals and researchers alive today. McHugh is credited with major research discoveries, including being "the first to describe increased cortisol secretion associated with depression, an accomplishment that led to the development of a test to identify serious depression by physical means," according to the NAS.

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Teen MPP fighting off adversity like a veteran

And suddenly, at 19 years old, Sam Oosterhoff is not a rookie anymore.

In fact, he's racking up wins like a formidable political heavyweight and fighting off adversity like a wily veteran.

In less than six months, the youngest MPP in Ontario's history surprisingly won a hard-fought nomination process against the Progressive Conservative party's president, Rick Dykstra, of all people, in October 2016, won a tough byelection in Niagara West-Glanbrook in November, and now has brushed off an internal challenge from a well-respected local politician.

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Nurse should not have had role in life-support decision, jury hears

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Deanna+Leblanc&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU45-4j-vTAhVl7oMKHRfNAtUQ_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=785#imgrc=QiqgLH9ijs4SqM:There was a chance that patient Deanna Leblanc could have recovered if her life support had not been shut off by Midland nurse Joanna Flynn, a jury heard Thursday.

"It was too early to say if the injury she experienced was irreversible," said witness Dr. Neil Lazar, director of the intensive care unit at Toronto General hospital and a renowned expert on end-of-life procedures.

Nurse Joanna Flynn, 51, has admitted she disconnected Leblanc's life support without authority, but pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

Leblanc, 39, a wife and mother of two, went into cardiac arrest in the middle of the night and was resuscitated several times before being put on a ventilator at the Midland hospital on March 2, 2014.

Midland doctors testified Leblanc would have had severe brain damage from lack of oxygen to her brain - however there was "too much uncertainty" to make that diagnosis, said Lazar. He explained Leblanc was on an hourly intravenous sedating drug to keep her comfortable, which could have affected brain activity.

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Tory leadership hopefuls denounce Trudeau Liberals' $650 million global abortion fund

Conservative leadership hopefuls Pierre Lemieux and MP Brad Trost blasted the Justin Trudeau Liberals for pledging $650 million to increase access to abortion worldwide.

Trudeau announced on International Women's Day that his government will spend the $650 million over three years "to address gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights in the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities."

Women around the world "are denied legal control over their bodies and reproductive health," he said. "That is why we will continue to place gender equality and rights, and the empowerment of women and girls, at the heart of our international development work."

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Crashing Canadian Mortgage Lender Bailed-Out By 321,000 Retired Ontario Healthcare Workers

With Canada's housing bubble popping amid the collapse of the country's largest mortgage lender, it was no surprise that a bailout had been orchestrated, and now we know the source of the $1.5 billion 'loan' - 321,000 retired healthcare workers in Ontario.

As we noted yesterday, the stock of Home Capital Group cratered by over 60%, its biggest drop on record, after the company disclosed that it struck an emergency liquidity arrangement for a C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) credit line to counter evaporating deposits at terms that will leave the alternative mortgage lender unable to meet financial targets, and worse, may leave it insolvent in very short notice.

As part of this inevitable outcome, one which presages the company's eventual disintegration and likely liquidation, Bloomberg reported that the non-binding rescue loan with an unnamed counterparty will be secured by a portfolio of mortgage loans originated by Home Trust, the Toronto-based firm said in a statement Wednesday. Home Capital shares dropped by 61% in Toronto to the lowest since 2003, dragging down other home lenders.

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Liberal backbenchers vote against Trudeau, pass law banning genetic discrimination

Over the objection of their own government, dozens of Liberal backbenchers voted Wednesday night in favour of a bill banning genetic discrimination.

In voting for what is known as Bill S-201, the backbench Liberals, along with all Conservative, NDP and Green Party MPs made it a crime for, among other things, insurance companies to demand potential customers provide a DNA test in order to get a policy. Additionally, no company will be able to deny someone a job if they fail to have their genes tested.

Protection from discrimination because of an individual's genetic makeup will now be written into the Canadian Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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Pro-life flag won’t fly at city hall … but they do fly the gay pride flag

After promising to approve a pro-life flag to fly in front of city hall, the mayor now says it needs to be replaced by something less divisive.

According to Val Hettrick, past president of Prince Albert Right to Life, Mayor Greg Dionne initially said he would stand by his decision to fly the flag featuring Umbert the Unborn cartoon figure despite an outcry from abortion supporters.

"I give Mayor Dionne credit for standing up for free speech in the past," Hettrick told LifeSiteNews. "But now he says we have to change the sign and the reasons keep changing. It’s smoke and mirrors."

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Pro-lifers urged to vote for 19-year-old Ontario MPP in tonight's nomination vote

Outspokenly pro-life 19-year-old Sam Oosterhoff was elected this fall as the youngest provincial politician in Ontario history.

But tonight Oosterhoff is facing a nomination vote that pro-life leaders say is an attack led by the Progressive Conservative Party establishment.

"They're trying to push Sam out of the PC caucus for the same reasons we love him... he's unapologetically pro-life and pro-family," says Campaign Life Coalition, Canada's leading pro-life organization.

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Ontario taxpayers to pay for pills so mothers can kill their babies

http://evidencenetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MORGAN_Four-things-needed-to-make-pharmacare-work-for-Canadians.jpgThe Ontario Liberal government's new budget has taxpayers footing the bill for a deadly pill that is administered to pregnant mothers who want to abort their pre-born children.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said in a budget speech Thursday that taxpayers will pay for the abortion drug Mifegymiso, or RU-486.

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'There's going to be blood on the floor': Ontario's youngest MPP in battle for riding for next election

It may seem like a quiet March Tuesday, but don't be fooled because there's a good old-fashioned political donnybrook brewing down Niagara way.

Is it an undercutting of a current sitting member of the provincial legislature who ticked off the Progressive Conservative establishment, or just democracy on full display?

On that answer it depends on who you ask.

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Trump appoints pro-life leader to top Health and Human Services spot

President Trump appointed well-known pro-life activist Dr. Charmaine Yoest to be Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Yoest is replacing is now a Vice President at Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.

Yoest is the former CEO of Americans United for Life, the "legal architect of the pro-life movement," and a mother of five.

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Support for Wynne Liberals crumbling: Poll

Support for Ontario's Liberals is crumbling in the former suburban areas of Toronto, according to a Mainstreet Research poll.

While the provincial Liberals command a 42% lead among decided and leaning voters in Toronto, support for them outside the downtown area is wavering.

"Yes, the overall lead is still there in the 416, but really it's only a lead in the downtown core" at 57%, said Quito Maggi, president and CEO of Mainstreet Research.

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Greenbelt forcing up home prices in GTA: Critics

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/28/greenbelt-forcing-up-home-prices-in-gta-criticsTORONTO - The Greenbelt has become a developmental noose around the GTA, forcing up home prices and squeezing out a new generation of buyers, critics say.

While there are many factors affecting GTA house prices, those in the industry of building and selling homes point to the Greenbelt as a key cost driver.

Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), said Vancouver has limited land available because it's bordered by ocean and mountains, leading to the highest house prices in the country.

"But in the Toronto area, the government's created its own artificial barriers that are spiking prices," he said. "So if we don’t address that, then I do worry that young people won't be able to find a home of their own, and secondly, it will slow down economic activity."

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Brown backs Liberal MPP's anti-Islamophobia motion

Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader will support an anti-Islamophobia motion from a Liberal member and is encouraging his caucus to do the same.

Patrick Brown's support means the Ontario motion is unlikely to garner the kind of political debate seen over a similar motion in the House of Commons.

The federal motion is opposed by a number of Conservative MPs, including several leadership contenders, who say it could stifle legitimate debate about issues like Shariah law and the niqab.

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Time for the opposition to do its job on Bill 89

image from https://arpacanada.ca/news/2017/03/07/time-opposition-job-bill-89/One talking point we've heard regarding the Liberal government's Bill 89 - from the Opposition - is that it’s hard to oppose a bill that is all about protecting children.

But the Opposition's job is not to use the good in government bills as an excuse for failing to scrutinize and oppose the bad parts. The Opposition's job is to oppose. Constructively, yes, but oppose nonetheless. As John Diefenbaker, our 13th Prime Minister, said,

"If Parliament is to be preserved as a living institution, his Majesty's Loyal Opposition must fearlessly perform its functions. When it properly discharges them, the preservation of our freedom is assured. The reading of history proves that freedom always dies when criticism ends. [...] [The Opposition] finds fault; it suggests amendments; it asks questions and elicits information; it arouses, educates and moulds public opinion by voice and vote."


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Double standard surrounds M-103 motion

The silence speaks volumes.

It's as though the anti-Islamophobia Motion-103 has already passed.

For example, last week when a small group descended on the Masjid Toronto mosque to protest Islam, Sharia law, honour killings and ISIS, political leaders were tripping over each other on Twitter to denounce this happening.

"There is no place for Islamophobia in Ontario. Thankful for those who stand with the Islamic community against hate," tweeted Premier Kathleen Wynne, who herself was seated at the back of this mosque during prayers recently.

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Both Sides Claim Victory in Minnesota School Transgender Locker Room Lawsuit

Both sides of a recently dropped lawsuit against a Minnesota high school that allowed a transgender student to use the women's locker room are claiming victory following the end of the lawsuit.

Last September, a group of concerned parents and the Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit against Virginia High School over the school allowing a biological male to use the women's locker room for changing.

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With the passing of Motion 103 wife beating becomes part of the Canadian Values

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists over and over that Islam is compatible with the West. One would have to conclude from that statement that the teachings of Islam are then compatible with Canada.

Despite the fact the ICNA Canada, the biggest national-wide organization in Canada, lead by Canada's top Imam, Dr. Iqbal Nadvi, maintains in an online publication that "the political system of Islam is totally incompatible with western democracy", Trudeau pushed Motion 103 that states that Islam, in particular, cannot be criticized in the name of Islamophobia.

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'Fake spin' with Liberal government: Brown

Fake news isn't the problem in Ontario, it's the "fake spin" coming out of Queen's Park.

That's according to Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, who during a speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, evoked the Trump-ian term to describe Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. Brown slammed the government during on a wide-range of issues from hydro rates to transit spending.

He also appeared to test-drive a few themes which are likely to carry over into the 2018 provincial election.

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Premier Wynne's popularity 'abysmal'

Premier Kathleen Wynne's approval rating has increased four percentage points and still comes in at under 20%.

Two-thirds of Ontarians either somewhat or strongly disapprove of her job performance as premier, while only 18% think she's doing a good job, according to a new poll.

"I would say that she has improved from atrocious to abysmal," Mainstreet Research president Quito Maggi said Thursday of the 4% bump. "That's still a long, long way from where she needs to be to have any chance of a comeback."

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