Politics

Home/Politics/Politics

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|

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|

COVID-19 double standards

Law Matters John Carpay In April, Ontario Premier Doug Ford denounced people who were protesting against the lockdown as “absolutely irresponsible, selfish, reckless, law-breaking yahoos.” In Alberta, lone protester Cody Haller was arrested and dragged out of the Alberta legislature grounds by sheriffs on May 11 and slapped with a $1200 ticket. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing [...]

2020-07-13T08:36:42-06:00July 13, 2020|John Carpay, Politics, Society & Culture|

Conservative judicial activism?

National Affairs Rory Leishman Should morally enlightened judges strike down any statute that sanctions pornography, abortion, or euthanasia? The late, great Antonin Scalia did not think so. As a devout Catholic, he clearly understood that pornography, abortion, and euthanasia are unmitigated evils, yet as one of the most learned judges ever to serve on the Supreme Court of the United [...]

Revolution

Andrew Lawton Australian wildfires. A global pandemic. Murder hornets (if you don’t know, don’t ask). Could a revolution be next among 2020’s offerings? I don’t, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t changing. After a police officer was filmed with his knee on George Floyd’s neck during an arrest in Minneapolis – an arrest that proved fatal for Floyd – a [...]

2020-07-13T08:44:50-06:00July 13, 2020|Andrew Lawton, Politics, Society & Culture|

Taxpayer-funded abortion group suggests banning National March for Life

The federally funded Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights has hinted it is time to shut down Campaign Life Coalition’s annual National March for Life. Sandeep Prasad, executive director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and Rev. Alba Onofrio, director of Soulforce, co-wrote at rabble.ca, a left-wing website that the National March for Life is “the largest demonstration against [...]

2020-07-10T08:25:34-06:00July 10, 2020|Abortion, Paul Tuns, Politics|

Trudeau government adjusts COVID-19 relief loan eligibility

The Trudeau government updated eligibility requirements for a COVID-19 emergency relief business loan to explicitly recognize the legal rights of religious groups after LifeSiteNews reported on the matter and 5,082 people signed a LifeSiteNews petition requesting what the government ended up doing. LifeSiteNews reported in April that Canada’s Liberal government was forcing businesses, non-profits, and registered charities that applied for the Canada Emergency Business [...]

2020-07-10T08:18:38-06:00July 10, 2020|Politics, Society & Culture|

CPC Leadership

French debate During the June 17 French-language debate, Conservative Party leadership contender Erin O’Toole said, “As a prime minister, I will defend the rights of people including women to choose for themselves when it comes to abortion. And if you hear anything to the contrary tonight, it will be a lie.” Puzzlingly, this answer came in response to a question about national [...]

2020-07-03T10:04:23-06:00July 3, 2020|Announcements, Election, Features, Issues, Politics|
Go to Top