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Is capitalism conservative?

  There is currently under way a major debate about the shape and future of conservatism in both Canada and America. Conservatives in both Canada and America today frequently energetically defend the capitalist economy. Conservatism and capitalism are often equated today. The historical record, it could be argued, suggests a radically different view. Conservatism -‑ in the precise, historical, classical sense -‑ [...]

2020-09-29T18:05:57-06:00September 7, 2020|Soconvivium|

The real We scandal: its support for abortion

The summer political news cycle was dominated a scandal that saw the Federal Liberals give money to the We Charity, which had paid speaking fees to members of the Trudeau family and provided travel to the family of then-finance minister Bill Morneau. In the Spring, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $900-million in new funding for students who could not find summer work [...]

2020-09-01T04:31:32-06:00August 31, 2020|Abortion, Issues, Society & Culture, Youth Activism|

Pro-life candidates garner 35 per cent of first ballot support

CLC national president Jeff Gunnarson said the “pro-life candidates had stunning performances, representing a combined 35 per cent of the total vote on the first ballot.” He told The Interim that having “once again proved that pro-lifers are a large and important part of the Conservative coalition, Erin O’Toole needs to respect their views with more than lip service that social conservatives [...]

2020-08-31T12:47:25-06:00August 31, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Issues, Politics, Pro-Life|

Analysis on the CPC election

Social conservatives prove to be MacKay's albatross The two pro-life candidates, Leslyn Lewis and Derek Sloan, won more than a third of the points in the first ballot, more than twice the support than the two pro-life candidates—Pierre Lemieux and Brad Trost— won in 2017. Erin O’Toole defeated Peter MacKay, the presumptive front runner, on the third ballot. The leadership race for [...]

2020-10-17T14:58:37-06:00August 31, 2020|Announcements, Conservatives, Election, Features, Issues, Politics|

Now What?

After what seemed like an eternity – both the seven-month campaign and the six-hour wait for the results to be announced on August 23 – the outcome of the Conservative leadership campaign should not have been a surprise, even if some of us were. The “natural” strengths of Peter MacKay never materialized as he did not win Quebec as expected, his victories [...]

2020-08-31T08:57:21-06:00August 30, 2020|Announcements, Conservatives, Editorials, Election, Features, Politics|

Over one third of Ontario’s English Catholic school boards support ‘Pride Month’

Eleven of Ontario’s 29 English Catholic school boards explicitly acknowledged June as “Pride Month,” even though “Pride” events are known for celebrating homosexuality, transsexualism, and other sexually deviant behaviors. The Catholic boards acknowledged “Pride Month” in the context of assurances that Catholic schools are inclusive and welcoming to all and often used the tagline: “We are all wonderfully made,” with an illustration [...]

UN, US in abortion conflict

Human rights groups chastise UN abortion advocacy Since Donald Trump became U.S. president in January 2017, he has vowed not to support the global abortion industry through American taxpayer funds. Since last October, his administration has ramped up its criticism of several United Nations efforts to promote abortion through various declarations and policies. Last year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar [...]

2020-07-23T07:20:13-06:00July 23, 2020|Abortion, Human rights|

Social conservatives and the Conservative Party of Canada

The Interim invited several pro-life leaders to comment on the state and role of social conservatism in the Conservative Party of Canada, in light of the recent CPC leadership campaign. I hope you will read each one. Place of socons is decisive question of this leadership campaign by Richard Decarie What movement conservatives are called to do by Russell E. Kuykendall By Virtue [...]

2020-07-21T09:29:53-06:00July 21, 2020|Soconvivium|

Virtue of who you are, vote pro-life

Vote only for pro-life candidates I think it’s time we label voters like me and many other “social conservatives.” I would like to substitute the word virtue as the term used to describe a certain political type, a social conservative (socon). In my case, and my circle of friends, it is a much more accurate descriptor. We are virtue voters. A man/woman [...]

Tory establishment does not seem to want pro-lifers

The CPC leadership race may not end well The Conservative leadership race reflects an internal struggle for the soul of the Conservative Party between two main groups: the Eastern Establishment (made up mostly of Red Tories) and the social conservatives grassroots of the party. While these two groups may share some similarities with respect to the need for fiscal responsibility, they deeply [...]

2020-07-20T19:34:46-06:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics, Soconvivium|

Place of socons is decisive question of this leadership campaign

Best way to limit number of candidates is to require they be bilingual The Conservative Party of Canada 2017 leadership race revealed that having more than a dozen leadership candidates is politically ineffective. For the 2020 race, the party establishment set very demanding qualification criteria: garnering 3,000 signatures from current members and $300,000 in donations. The purpose of the signatures is laudable [...]

2020-07-20T19:35:24-06:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics, Soconvivium|

Neither rump nor stinking albatross

Social conservatives are an unignorable part of Conservative Party Those awful social conservatives, how could they! They cost the Conservatives the election again! The “progressive” overtures the Conservatives had made on abortion and other issues near and dear to the hearts of woke culture were deemed insufficient offerings. The stinking albatross of the social conservatives had to be purged. With the rules [...]

2020-07-20T19:37:59-06:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics, Soconvivium|

Candidates ignored euthanasia

Despite urgency of euthanasia, CPC front-runners do not address issue The Conservative leadership candidates have not focused closely on the issue of so-called Medical Aid in Dying, or MAiD (euthanasia), even though the government is debating the expansion of euthanasia through Bill C-7. The two supposed front-runners, Peter MacKay and Erin O'Toole have not addressed the issue. Derek Sloan vowed to "Extend the official review [...]

2020-07-20T19:31:35-06:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Euthanasia, Politics, Soconvivium|
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