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Germany’s population is in a free-fall.  But it looks like they’re grabbing a clue.

What do you think the chances are that the luminaries in the Conservative Party will pass Grade 1 remedial math and start to conform their economic and social policy to the demographic collapse in Canada?

We cannot serve two masters.  We cannot call Henry Morgentaler a national hero while at the same time believing Canada actually has a future without children.  In case you don’t know, abortion kills children.  That means it kills a country’s future.

Germany is starting to get it.  The Conservative Party of Canada, on the other hand, continues to deny, delegate, and disavow any responsibility on the question of abortion and the part it has played in our societal implosion.  Just how long can we go on denying this reality?  Aren’t conservatives supposed to be the ones to face reality and make the necessary sacrifices?

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With Order of Canada being awarded to Henry Morgentaler, our opponents foolishly think that this is some kind of “final victory” for them. The truth, however, is quite the opposite.  It really signals the last hurrah in their sexual revolution.  It won’t even be history who will have the final word in condemning their legacy. God will do that in His time.  And unless they repent, they will share in that condemnation for eternity.  It’s a choice they will have to make. 

Even now as they are celebrating the imminent award to their doctor of death and dismemberment, their foundation is being quickly eroded and they don’t even know it.

We’ll take the hit now, but our time will one day come.   One day, we’ll take Henry Morgentaler’s medal and pin it on the fearless pro-life leaders who fought him.  And we’ll put a massive monument on Parliament Hill to remember how Canada failed to protect the defenceless.

Just watch. You’ll see.

 

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. – Matt 5:10-12

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In a June 28 email bulletin, 4MYCANADA, reported the normal Order of Canada Advisory Committee process may have been changed in order to ensure a Morgentaler nomination. 4MYCANADA states, “Normally anyone who receives this award does so by unanimous consent of the committee that approves nominees. From what we understand at this point, this committee, headed by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, PC, decided to over-ride that protocol and take this one to a democratic vote on the committee. The majority of the committee voted in favour of Morgentaler’s nominee and so, for (what we understand) may be the first time in history, the committee appointed someone without their normal unanimous consent – someone who millions of Canadians would not consider a hero in our nation.”…(Source)

Something doesn’t smell right here. How was it possible for the Chief Justice to override the standard protocol in awarding the Order of Canada to a Mass Murderer?  It is already highly inappropriate for a Chief Justice of this country to be getting involved in what is essentially a purely political exercise. The Order of Canada is not meant to be a playground for controversial political awards, and one can hardly imagine a more controversial or outrageous selection than Henry Morgentaler.  Beverly McLachlin has overstepped her bounds as Chief Justice and has done a great disservice to this country by her actions. In fact, if what is described above is correct, her arrogant behaviour and political interference should cause our elected officials to condemn her actions.  The Order of Canada is not some personal ideological play-thing of an unelected and radical judge. It is rather an honour which is supposed to be awarded to recipients who reflect the aspirations and values of ALL Canadians, not just a cliquey, elitist abortion-totting cabal which it has turned into.  Like the Human Rights Commissions, Ms. McLachlin presumes to decide too much on our behalf, and it is becoming clearer that our country is becoming more totalitarian by the day.  Like the act of abortion itself on the unborn child, our nation is being fragmented and diced up.  It is being apportioned into those who enjoy political and social privileges of the politically correct elite, and those (mostly Christian and conservative) who do not.  As a constituency, social conservatives are becoming more and more disenfranchised every day.  It is not difficult to see once this disenfranchisement reaches full throttle what this will eventually mean for our country.  It is amazing to see the willful blindness of both appointed officers like McLachlin and our elected officials.

And what about the Conservatives’  perpetual propensity to “pass the buck”?  Today we will almost certainly hear the Sock Puppets read off their Sock Puppet notes that the PMO has prepared for them as Canadians from all political quarters question the legitimacy and prudence of such a selection.  Like their response concerning the illegal, immoral, and criminal actions of the Human Rights Commissions, the Conservative government’s response will be to tuck their tails snugly between their legs and run and hide from their responsibility to represent the people of Canada.  Instead of smacking down this totalitarian encroachment by a Star Chamber Committee of an Unelected Council, the response will be to deny, disavow and defer any and all responsibility to The Unelected Clique.  It’s so typical of today’s Conservatives.  They would rather deny the real and substantial problems Canada faces and the place abortion has played in it, then to confront it like real men.  Instead, they are content to allow Henry Morgentaler to destroy the Order of Canada, render it a mockery, and insult those who have been honoured with it in the past.  The Conservative government has become a poster child for political eunuchary: they would rather destroy what others have rightly been awarded than stand up to a notorious abortionist and his disciples. 

Neville Chamberlain has nothing on Canada’s “new government”.

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OTTAWA, June 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Various sources are reporting that Canada’s Governor General intends to approve a bypassing of normal routine and bestow the Order of Canada on abortionist and militant atheist Henry Morgentaler on Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st. More than any other single person, Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who is referred to as Canada’s Father of Abortion and Father of Secular Humanism is responsible for the current Canadian legal situation of no law restricting or regulating abortion.

“It is dreadful that this honour should even be considered for a man who’s only claim to fame is that he is a professional killer of defenseless babies in their mothers’ wombs,” said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition. “Those who have received this prestigious medal should return it because it will have been devalued and disgraced,” he continued.

“If Morgentaler had any integrity he would refuse the medal”, said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of CLC. “This presentation should be given to people who have made Canada a better place to live and the elimination of thousands of human beings who would have contributed to the future of Canada is a disgrace not an honour.”

This past February LifeSiteNews reported that a group of abortion supporters were attempting to force an Order of Canada nomination of Dr. Morgentaler in a “last ditch effort.” A public furor ensued. This quickly ended after a February 20 media release from the office of the Governor General, who is responsible for granting the award, showed that Dr. Morgentaler was not included on the list for 2008.

In a June 28 email bulletin, 4MYCANADA, reported the normal Order of Canada Advisory Committee process may have been changed in order to ensure a Morgentaler nomination. 4MYCANADA states, “Normally anyone who receives this award does so by unanimous consent of the committee that approves nominees. From what we understand at this point, this committee, headed by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, PC, decided to over-ride that protocol and take this one to a democratic vote on the committee. The majority of the committee voted in favour of Morgentaler’s nominee and so, for (what we understand) may be the first time in history, the committee appointed someone without their normal unanimous consent – someone who millions of Canadians would not consider a hero in our nation.”

If true, this decision, which requires approval of the Governor General, would represent an extraordinary action by Canada’s pro-abortion elite, to impose an Order of Canada recognition for Henry Morgentaler on the people of Canada.

Canada’s pro-life groups are not taking any chances and are urging an immediate strong public response to hopefully circumvent this apparent high jacking of the Order of Canada process by the pro-abortion Chief Justice, Governor General and other members of the Advisory Committee for their own agenda.

It is being urged that the following be contacted:

Prime Minister Harper

Note: The Prime Minister does not control who is nominated for the Order of Canada but can exercise a degree of moral persuasion upon the committee and could publicly denounce the decision.

1. Conservative Leader
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
pm@pm.gc.ca

Telephone: (613) 992-4211
Fax:     (613) 941-6900
Another Ottawa EMail:  Harper.S@parl.gc.ca
       
Constituency Offices
Telephone: (403) 253-7990
Fax: (403) 253-8203

2. The Governor General of Canada

Currently, at the time of this writing on Sunday, callers to the Governor General are very strangely being told by that office to direct their concerns about the Morgentaler nomination to Mary Ellen Douglas, National co-ordinator of Campaign Life Coalition. This does not appear to make any sense. CLC had issued a press release about the nomination on Saturday.

To Contact the offices overseeing the Order of Canada:
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1
info@gg.ca
Phone: (613) 993-8200
or toll-free in Canada and the United States at:
1-800-465-6890
Fax: (613) 998-8760

It is also being urged that Canadians contact their own MPs (see http://www.lifesitenews.com/getinvolved/politics/canada/find…) on the matter and write letters to the editor of local and national newspapers.
 
The Advisory Council of the Order of Canada and the Governor General of Canada make the final decision on appointments.

The current members of the Order of Canada Advisory Council are:

    * Beverley McLachlin PC, Chief Justice of Canada (Chair)
    * Patricia Baird OC OBC
    * Yvan Guindon CM FRSC FCIC, President, Royal Society of Canada
    * Tom Jackson OC
    * Karen Kain CC, Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada[32]
    * Judith A. LaRocque CVO FRHSC (hon), Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage
    * Daurene E. Lewis CM
    * Kevin G. Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
    * L. Jacques Ménard OC
    * J.E. (Ted) Newall OC
    * Bonnie M. Patterson, Chairman of the Board, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

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Word on the street is that, barring an unlikely 11th-hour intervention,  Dr. Henry Morgentaler, our country’s most famous abortionist, will be inducted into the Order of Canada.The decision, which is to be announced in time for Canada Day, is clearly not driven by popular demand.  For example, an online poll by the Globe and Mail, with over 300,000 respondents, went 92% to 8% againstgiving the award to Morgentaler.

Nor, I’ve been told, was the decision a unanimous one, as is normally the case. No doubt we will be hearing much more about this in the next few days — talking points were being circulated among MPs as early as Friday — and perhaps the facts will find their way out in spite of the spin. If and when we have the facts, here are four questions I believe must be addressed:
 
First, did the Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, who is chair of the awards committee, preside over this decision? And if so, why did she not recuse herself? The award to Morgentaler is not only linked to the subject of abortion — a matter on which Canada has been in legislative limbo for many years — it is a clear endorsement of the practice of abortion. But the constitutionality of some new legislation limiting that practice may yet be raised before her court. If it is, will she then recuse herself?
 
Second, how successful will the government be in distancing itself from this decision, which (if word on the street is to be trusted) it is preparing to do? The government has two members on the committee, one of which is a deputy minister.  Perhaps these members were opposed to the selection of Morgentaler, for whatever reason. But if there was a change of procedure, did they consent to it, knowing what the result would be? (If there was a change, and they did not consent, that makes our first question still more poignant.)
 
Third, what business has the committee making such a controversial award, when it so gravely affronts a very substantial number of Canadians and, indeed, deeply offends their consciences? Some argue that this “brave” man must not be denied his reward for bringing down an unjust law restricting abortion. But many others argue that the real injustice is that Canada, thanks in large part to Morgentaler and his disciples, has no law at all against cutting up babies in the womb — indeed it is the only “civilized” country without such a law. Does the committee presume to settle this national argument for us?  How else are we to read their decision to make the award? And what does that say about the state of democracy in Canada?
 
Last but not least, how will the living members of the Order of Canada — those, that is, who believe, for whatever reason, that a great wrong is being done here — respond to the situation? Will they return their own medals in protest? How will MPs and, for that matter, the Prime Minister respond? How will the bishops and religious leaders respond? How will the people of Canada respond, those who cannot in good conscience bear the burden of being told that abortion is a “Canadian value”?
 
I can tell you that I myself am pondering this last question very seriously. Henry Morgentaler’s Canada is not my Canada.  I’m with the late Louis-Philippe de Grandpré, sometime justice of the Supreme Court of Canada: “Abortion at any stage of pregnancy is murder, and any attack against the fetus is a crime. To kill a fetus is murder.”  (Source)

Douglas Farrow of McGill University wrote the above excellent summation of the scam just perpetrated on us.  He brings up two particularly noteworthy points. 

Does the committee“, he asks, “presume to settle this national argument for us?  How else are we to read their decision to make the award? And what does that say about the state of democracy in Canada?”  Indeed, that is a very insightful observation.  These appointed star chamber functionaries are supposed to rubber stamp genuinely heroic Canadians who represent ALL of Canada.  Instead they have arrogated to themselves the presumption to choose a man who will one day be considered by this country to be a national disgrace for his mass execution of the most helpless creatures.  Instead of being a source of unity, the Order of Canada, now drenched in the blood of the unborn, has now been officially reduced to a source of division and controversy, representing nothing more than the brute political trophy of a dying and ruthless baby killing regime.   

For many years now, the support for abortion in Canada has been eroding very quickly in almost every area.  Poll after poll shows Canadians want restrictions, and more and more people are starting to classify themselves as thoroughly pro-life. The March for Life rallies get larger and larger across the country every year.  The head-to-head battles that we see on the internet, whether simply in terms of popular contests or even debate, keep showing the pro-life side as the victor.  Even the more dispassionate pro-aborters have conceded this. 

But now comes one last kick at the can to help stave off the inevitable.  Henry Morgentaler will be pushing 90 years of age in a few years, and it seemed fitting to the abortion regime he should be honoured for the carnage  which he has left behind.  But far from actually promoting their own cause, the only things that awarding the Order of Canada to this notorious abortionist will do is motivate the pro-life movement even more, and make the Order of Canada nothing more than a cheap pin-up for the abortion lobby in Canada.  It will be interesting to see how many existing members of the Order will return their medal.  Personally, if it were yours truly, I’d ship mine back by bulk mail.  After all, Ben Johnson won a gold medal at the Olympics too.

And what about Farrow’s second point? The one about the Conservative Sock Puppets who agreed to the change in protocol?  I am not sure what is more offensive:  the fact that the Conservative government thinks their Sock Puppet points will convince Canadians that the Conservative government has no blood on its hands, or that the Sock Puppets themselves had no part to play changing the protocol and making a singular exception for Morgentaller.

What the Conservatives should be doing is issuing a statement of repudiation of Morgentaler’s award - not on the basis that he is a notorious abortionist, but simply on the basis of common decency, respect for all the people of Canada, and national unity. 

One thing is for sure, though, no pro-lifer is going to accept passing the buck about this.

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I’d like to make this humble request that Canadians from coast to coast consider boycotting Canada Day celebrations this year because of the disgraceful and outrageous act of awarding the Order of Canada to the notorious abortionist and baby killer, Henry Morgentaler.  

The Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, and our Chief Supreme Court Justice, Beverly McLachlin, along with others of the pro-abort cabal have allegedly conspired against any sort of procedural fairness and defied the convention of selecting the recipients of the Order of Country on an unanimous basis.  Instead, they made a fraudulent exceptionist for Morgentaller and voted him the award on a  simple majority basis.  They have disgraced our nation by further separating and alienating Canadians from one another by awarding the Order of Canada to a man who has been responsible for the mass murder of the most defenseless Canadians for the past forty years. It is a national disgrace of epic proportions.

Aside from the inexcusable selection of Morgentaler, what is even more disturbing was the complete undercover operation of his selection.  By refusing Canadians the right to debate such a controversial choice well beforehand, it is clear that we have lost any sort of trust or respect we should have for our appointed leaders.  It is very apparent that those responsible for this atrocity knew full well that Morgentaler’s selection would have resulted in a highly antagonistic, partisan, and acrimonious debate, and there would not have been the political momentum to allow him to receive the award. Rather than risk this possibility, this Star Chamber, who is unconcerned with the overwhelming rejection of Morgentaler as a national hero (see Globe & Mail Poll here), decided to arrogantly change the rules in mid-flight and award him national hero’s status on behalf of ALL the citizens of Canada.

We must spread the word concerning this insult to the existing members of the Order of Canada who are either pro-life or have the common decency to understand the divisive nature of awarding the Order to a notorious and unrepentant abortionist.  It is my hope that, even now, enough public pressure can be summoned to reverse this provocative and violent decision.  In the event that this “ceremony” goes ahead, we must encourage past recipients to turn in their Award for the sake of either the unborn or basic decency itself.

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It has JUST COME TO OUR ATTENTION that, despite a large out cry against this a couple months back, Dr. Henry Mortgentaler will likely receive the highest honour in Canada on Monday/Tuesday, the Order of Canada. This is a surprise to us as we were assured by the Governor General’s office that there were no plans to honour him. So we, perhaps like you, have been stunned by this announcement and left wondering what has happened behind closed doors.Normally anyone who receives this award does so by unanimous consent of the committee that approves nominees. From what we understand at this point, this committee, headed by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, PC, decided to over-ride that protocol and take this one to a democratic vote on the committee. The majority of the committee voted in favour of Morgentaler’s nominee and so, for (what we understand) may be the first time in history the committee appointed someone without their normal unanimous consent – someone who millions of Canadians would not consider a hero in our nation. (Source)

That’s funny, the last time a poll was conducted by a liberal newspaper in this country i.e. the Globe & Mail, Henry’s nomination to the Order of Canada was completely rejected.

It’s quite outrageous that a sitting Supreme Court Justice – and the Chief Justice no less – would be such a shameless political shill for the abortion lobby.  If the issue of abortion ever makes it to the Supreme Court again, she will have to recuse herself. At least that’s a silver lining in this cloud.

Should Dr. Henry Morgentaler be awarded the Order of Canada?

Yes

8% 26167 votes

26167 votes

No

92% 306742 votes

306742 votes

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The Eucharistic Congress which ended last Sunday might very well be the turning point for Quebec and, consequently, Canada. You can read two of the stories that LifeSiteNews.com filed here and here.

Much of the work that social conservatives engage in is largely dependent on the soil under our feet. In order for us to produce the necessary fruit, the soil has to be tilled and enriched. That’s where Evangelization comes in. In the case of La Belle Province, it means Quebec must be re-evangelized back to their Catholic roots and away from rampant and lethal Secularism that has decimated Quebec culture for the last 40 years. I’ve remarked many times in the past that the resurgence of Canada will come through Quebec, not Ontario and not the West. That is why it is imperative that we win back Quebecers to the Catholic faith.

It just might happen too. As Quebec is discovering now with their identity crisis as a result of mass immigration, their way of life and their very essence is being saturated away. Culture can only be perpetuated through stable families which alone have the ability to transmit the beliefs and values on to the next generation.

So far, they have been unwilling to admit the reason for their rapid and suicidal decline, of course. The great majority of the population is still under the delusion that casual sex, abortion, and the other concomintant consequences have nothing to do with their cultural crisis. Their blindness is great and there will indeed come a time when they have to face their sin and collectively decide whether they really care about their own culture or prefer oblivion instead.

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TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ – It has come to the attention of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) that the Governor General intends to bestow the Order of Canada on abortionist Henry Morgentaler on July 1st.”It is dreadful that this honour should even be considered for a man who’s only claim to fame is that he is a professional killer of defenseless babies in their mothers’ wombs,” said Jim Hughes, National President of
Campaign Life Coalition. “Those who have received this prestigious medal should return it because it will have been devalued and disgraced,” he continued.”If Morgentaler had any integrity he would refuse the medal”, said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of CLC. “This presentation should be given to people who have made Canada a better place to live and the elimination of thousands of human beings who would have contributed to the future of Canada is a disgrace not an honour.”Campaign Life Coalition calls on the Federal Government to address the Governor General stating the inappropriateness of this action. Concerned people should contact the Governor General’s office and express their disgust.

Everything wicked is always done in the darkness.  I see the weasels who put this through are doing it before there can be any discussion about it, before a long weekend.  How typical.

But I can’t believe how stupid the pro-aborts are. There are many people who are not pro-life, but do not think it’s a particularly good idea to award such a controversial figure the Order of Canada, which is supposed to be an award bestowed on a person that the vast majority of Canadians can support.  It just goes to show that the Order of Canada has become a dumping ground for every socialist and their pet cause. It’s hardly something that decent Canadians put any value on anymore.  This decision basically cements this perception.

If this is true, I am particularly incensed by the Governor General, Michaëlle Jean. She had the audacity to show her face at last week’s International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City which was all about the gift Jesus’ life to the world.  There were probably more pro-lifers gathered there than at any other time in the past 25 years.  And now on Tues. July 1 – Canada Day no less – she is going to award the nation’s highest civilian honour to a butcher who has killed tens of thousands of unborn Canadian babies.

I’m sure the “Conservative” Government will do nothing about it, either. They’ll claim that such decisions, like the CHRC fatwas, are not made by the government but by an “independent” group.

Still, like what happened with Robert Mugabe and his knighthood, the Order of Canada can be rescinded too.

One day, it will be.   You can count on it.

E-mail the Governor General’s Office at info@gg.ca or call (613) 993-8200 or toll-free at 1 800 465-6890 to express your outrage.

Follow the discussion on FD.

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TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ – Legal Counsel to the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), Faisal Joseph, responded today to the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s decision not to hear a complaint filed against Maclean’s magazine. The complaints, filed in April 2007, assert that an October 2006 article published by Maclean’s, The Future Belong to Islam, subjected Muslim Canadians to hatred and contempt.  “We are disappointed that the Tribunal made this decision without hearing the compelling evidence of hate and the expert testimony we recently presented to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal,” said Joseph. “The Commission’s decision contradicts the findings of its own Investigator’s report which states that this Article contains hallmarks of hate identified by the Commission in its earlier case law,” continued Joseph, referring to paragraphs 35 and 41 of the Investigator’s report, which state:

Based on the excerpts cited by the complainant, it appears that the article may bear some of the characteristics identified by the Tribunal in Kouba as being ‘hallmarks’ of material that is likely to expose persons to hatred or contempt. Muslims appear to be portrayed, for example, as a ‘powerful menace’ (in this case, a demographic menace), and as being dangerous or violent in nature.

(A)n argument could be made that the material in the complaint bears some of the hallmarks of hate as identified in the Kouba decision, that it does portray persons of the Muslim faith in a negative light based upon broad generalizations, and therefore may expose persons of the Muslim faith to hatred or contempt.

“Based on the Investigator’s findings a hearing was warranted to allow evidence to be presented and arguments to be made,” continued Joseph. “However we are not surprised at the decision in light of the inappropriate political pressure that has been brought to bear on the Commission and that has prompted the Commission to set up an internal review of its procedures under s. 13(1).”

“The Commission’s decision also contradicts the recent statement of the Ontario Human Rights Commission where it found this Article to be an explicit expression of Islamophobia,” Joseph noted. “We now have two different Tribunals, neither of which had the complete evidence presented to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, making contradictory findings.” 

“My clients will take some time to determine whether we will apply to the Federal Court for a review of the Commission’s decision or whether we are satisfied with the opportunity we had to present our case to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal,” Joseph concluded.

There’s a couple of rather offensive things that stand out in this whimpering press release.  

The first is that Mr. Joseph does not inspire a lot of confidence in getting his details or his facts straight.  He wasn’t exactly the shining light during that farcical Star Chamber proceedings in BC, and it looks like the dull flicker hasn’t really broken out in this press statement either. Note above how he interchanges the Canadian Human Rights Commission with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.   It was the Commission who pulled the plug on his clients’ grievances.  The Tribunal never got involved at all and yet he treats both the Commission and the Tribunal like they were the same entity.  That’s pretty sloppy for a lawyer.  But given what I’ve seen of the Serenity Now! and Serial Complainant lawyers who are part of this whole human rights racket, I can’t really say that I am surprised.  Still, Mr. Joseph is a partner at Lerner’s.  We might expect this kind of inaccuracy from an articling student (and maybe not even then), but a partner?  I guess the practice of law isn’t what it used to be.

My second discomfort is his comment above about “inappropriate political pressure”.  

Joe, in case you haven’t figure it out, in Canada we still have the right to speak out against injustices.  That means we can say what the hell we want about the Star Chambers and their flagrant abuses.  We can even demand for their dissolution if we want.  That’s called freedom of speech.  This isn’t Saudi Arabia, Joe – although I grant you the Star Chambers are looking more and more like their courts.

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NEW YORK, NY, June 26, 2008 (C-FAM.org) – A recent study by a prestigious national security think tank warns that “rapid and extreme” demographic change due to falling birth rates in the industrialized world may increase security risks in the coming decades.

The study also warns that such demographic changes could undermine the “ability of the U.S. and its allies to maintain global and national security.” The report says the world is irreversibly headed for “demographic transformation of historic and unprecedented dimensions” that will not be corrected “in our lifetime.”
      
Meant by its authors as a “wake up call”, “The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century” was published by the Washington DC-based Center for Strategic & International Studies. The report argues that the influence of the developed world as a whole will contract as its workforces and economies shrink. Among developed states, however, the influence of the United States will increase because of relatively robust fertility. At the same time, the role of “global governance” through the United Nations and other international institutions may decline as the crisis promotes the role of the sovereign state in addressing the consequences of demographic collapse. 

Two miscalculations by demographers are uncovered in the report: that mortality and aging would plateau, and that fertility rates would stabilize at replacement level of 2.1 children per woman. Neither happened, and the result is what the authors call a “low fertility trap.”

According to the report, no country that sinks to a 1.5 fertility rate for more than a few years has ever recovered. Pro-natal policies such as child care and baby bonuses adopted by some European countries are likely too little and too late. While immigration may help mitigate the drop in working-age population, fertility decline also tends to cause public opposition to it. Furthermore, a “culture of low fertility” has taken hold in Europe that will make a return to larger families unlikely. 
         
The authors also believe that alternate waves of small and large-sized generations, called “echo booms,” will create shocks to social systems and stall economic development. And while demographers have credited fertility decline for East Asia’s economic “miracle,” the report finds that this “demographic dividend” was the exception to the rule. Forced demographic transitions can even squander the dividend and cause destabilization, it says.

Among its recommendations, the report called for raising fertility by increasing prenatal benefits, improving the economic prospects of young families, and helping women balance jobs and children. It also offers diplomatic and military steps the United States can take to prepare for its inevitable leadership role as Europe’s indigenous population wanes in the tumultuous decades ahead. (Source)

Read the full report here.

As the above report suggests, we likely won’t have to deal with the pro-abort socialists at the UN – or anywhere else for that matter – once the demographic implosion’s effects become more and more apparent.   As the truth comes out regarding contraception, abortion, and the money the sex industry was making off those behaviours respectively, there will be a lot less sympathy for abortion. In time, using a rubber will be seen as an embarrasment once again.

Women who choose to forgo careers to stay home and raise their children will be respected much more because people will realize that their own futures depend on it.  The whole “sex is a private affair” lie will be thoroughly exposed and routed.

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TORONTO – A sports bar owner said he risks breaking the law and could lose his licence if he signs an agreement to settle a complaint at the Ontario Human Rights Commission to allow a patron to smoke medical marijuana outside the front door of his Burlington, Ont. bar.

Ted Kindos, owner of Gator Ted’s Tap and Grill accuses the commission of over stepping its bounds and said he could face sanctions under provincial liquor laws prohibiting controlled substances from being consumed where alcohol is served if he agrees to allow Steve Gibson to light up.

“I have no intentions of signing it,” Kindos said. “I can’t take the chance of having my liquor licence taken away. That is my livelihood and I don’t feel this agreement puts me in a position where my licence is protected.”…(Source)

Another coup for the HRC Hustlers.  I’m sure they’re just stroking themselves in putting a business owner in such a Catch-22.

Breaking the Marijuana Fatwa or Breaking the real law.

It’s a tough choice because either way, this guy is screwed.

This situation is really getting unbearable.

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ROME, Italy, June 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an excusive LifeSiteNews.com interview, Mercedes Wilson, founder and President of the Natural Family Planning organization, Family for the Americas, explained the negative effects contraception has on a woman’s body and on a couple’s marriage. She also described Family for the Americas’ mission to spread knowledge of NFP to the poor and confirmed that when practiced properly, it is 99 percent effective. Her organization has taught millions in over 100 nations and in 20 different languages about NFP, not only by teaching people how to practice it, but also how to themselves become teachers of NFP.…. Q: Which types of birth control methods do you find the people who come to you are using the most and what are the dangers associated with these?

A: It depends on the country. In the U.S. women are still using the pill, but less, because the media has given some info on the negative side effects and people are getting scared. Young people, however, are still using patches and other forms of contraception, and they are falling into this trap because society continues to lure them into being promiscuous; that is the main problem. By the time they come to us, by the time they get married, they are already wounded because they have tried a lot of things; we are the last resource in the first world.

In the third world, however, they are still using the 3-month injections the most. It does so much harm to the poor. They are given it while mothers’ are breastfeeding their babies. The steroids are going right through the breast milk to the babies and that is a calamity. It causes cancer, heart disease, you name it; the list is interminable. And with the lack of the health facilities in the third world, it is criminal.

The pill, IUDs, injections, and the patch are devastating to the poor because they all carry the same steroids, which are known to be toxic and carcinogenic. 21 scientists with the World Health Organization in 2005 confirmed that estrogens in birth control methods are carcinogenic of the number one type, which is the most dangerous type of all….(Source)

But..but…but…contraception is the most important thing in the whole wide world. It’s so great and there can never be any consequences to it. The government tells us so.

Q: What do think is the reason for the lower divorce rate?

A: There are many reasons, but the main reason is that both husband and wife are cooperating to bring life into the world or postpone it. The husband is fertile all the time and the woman is only fertile for 100 hours; most women don’t know this. God in his wisdom has put this natural science in the women’s body and it’s very obvious. Just like menstruation is obvious, the fertile time is obvious. It is a matter of paying attention.

NFP is not the same as contraception on so many different fronts. Let me tell you about one of them. NFP demands that both spouses communicate with one another. In other words, if you want to avoid pregnancy, you’d better know the cycles and the signs. And, of course, that takes co-operation, communication, self discipline, and loving patience. On the other hand, contraception is all about a quickie with no consideration for a woman’s body or the work and love that are required to precede love-making in an NFP relationship. Divorce rates went up when contraception became popular. Divorce rates go up when spouses use one another and don’t develop a strong relationship through sexual communication. Contraception puts a muzzle on communication. The marriage then dies.

The problem is, is there is such a money making business in contraception, so they are very anxious to keep NFP in the dark.

Yep. The best things in life are free.

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A net-neutrality activist group has uncovered plans for the demise of the free Internet by 2010 inCanada. By 2012, the group says, the trend will be global. Bell Canada and TELUS, Canada’s two largest Internet service providers (ISPs), will begin charging per-site fees on most Internet sites, reports anonymous sources within TELUS. “It’s beyond censorship, it is killing the biggest ecosystem of free expression and freedom of speech that has ever existed,” I Power spokesperson Reese Leysen said. I Power was the first group to report on the possible changes. Canada has not returned calls or emails….(Source)

This sounds too outrageous to believe. Then again since Canada is hot for censorship these days, I can’t see why the Corporate World can get in on the action and make a few bucks out of it.

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Transphobia.  Good grief.

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Spain, June 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – What began fifteen years ago as a fringe cause of the most extreme wing of the environmentalist movement has just yesterday been given an unprecedented level of recognition by the government of a developed Western nation.

A Spanish parliamentary committee yesterday gave its support to a resolution that would grant so-called “great apes” the rights to life, liberty and freedom from torture….

When you don’t believe in God or an immortal soul, it kind of affects public policy.

How long do you think circuses are going to last? 

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TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ – Maclean’s magazine is pleased that the Canadian Rights Commission has dismissed the complaint brought against it by the Canadian Islamic Congress. The decision is in keeping with our long-standing position that the article in question, “The Future Belongs to Islam,” an excerpt from Mark Steyn’s best-selling book America Alone, was a worthy piece of commentary on important geopolitical issues, entirely within the bounds of normal journalistic practice. Though gratified by the decision, Maclean’s continues to assert that no human rights commission, whether at the federal or provincial level, has the mandate or the expertise to monitor, inquire into, or assess the editorial decisions of the nation’s media. And we continue to have grave concerns about a system of complaint and adjudication that allows a media outlet to be pursued in multiple jurisdictions on the same complaint, brought by the same complainants, subjecting it to costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars, to say nothing of the inconvenience. We enthusiastically support those parliamentarians who are calling for legislative review of the commissions with regard to speech issues. (Source)

This is indeed good news on one level, of course.  The CHRC has decided, at least in this case, that it does not have the guts or the endurance to put itself through another scorching on a farce of a case.  It also shows that the bloggers have had an enormous impact on how human rights are played out in Canada.  Still, we Christians and social conservatives are not under any naive misconceptions.  Maclean’s got off because it is a brand name magazine in Canada.  It also has Rogers behind it along with billion dollar lawyers.  As for us, the Gay Fatwas against us will continue unabated.

Their decision not to pursue the “case” against Maclean’s was only made out of self-preservation.  They know that if the case were to proceed, they would “convict”  and, consequently, the political ramifications would be lethal to their long term existence. So what did they do? They cut bait to take off some pressure in hopes that we bloggers will let up.  That can’t happen.

The Gay Fatwas must end too. 

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Former MP loses last effort to fend off human rights tribunal

The Supreme Court of Canada refused Thursday to hear an appeal from Jim Pankiw, who served two terms as a Reform and Canadian Alliance MP for the riding of Saskatoon-Humboldt.

As usual, the justices gave no reasons for their decision.

The case involves a householder, the pamphlets which MPs are allowed to mail out to their constituents.

Nine people complained that Pankiw made discriminatory comments about aboriginals in the pamphlet and the Canadian Human Rights Commission referred the matter to the tribunal.

The tribunal ruled it had the right to hear the case and the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal both dismissed Pankiw’s appeals.

The Speaker of the House of Commons sided with Pankiw’s argument that disagreements over political matters should be settled through the ballot box, not a rights tribunal.

Pankiw, 41, was first elected to the Commons in 1997 and was re-elected in 2000.

He was controversial for a number of comments he made about aboriginals and ended up sitting as an Independent member for the last part of his second term.

The Saskatoon chiropractor lost the 2004 election. In 2006, he ran as an independent against Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in Battlefords-Lloydminster and finished a dismal third.

Pankiw also lost a 2003 bid to become mayor of Saskatoon. (Source)

Politicians of all stripes had better wake up fast, even the ones who have a penchant for supporting “human rights”.   If they don’t do something about the extraordinary powers of the HRCs and the kind of totalitarian powers they have been able to accumulate for themselves over the past several years, these Star Chambers will not be accountable to anyone, least of all the people who we elect.

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