Bills and Motions

19 May 2010 New: Petition and Website in Support of Roxanne’s Law

This spring, MP Rod Bruinooge introduced Bill C-510 which proposes to make it a crime to coerce a woman to have an abortion. Read more about this here. The law was inspired by Roxanne Fernando, who was brutally murdered for refusing to have an abortion. A new website has been created to tell Roxanne's story and build support for this bill. Check it out here. It includes a petition which is available here. Please take the time to print off copies and collect signatures. They can be handed in to...

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16 Apr 2010 Euthanasia Bill Defeated!

The House of Commons has voted down Bill C-384, a bill which proposed to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Thank you very much to many of you who took action in recent days, months, and even years through prayers, emails to your MP, ads in your newspapers, and special events in your community on this matter. A special thanks goes to Alex Schadenberg, from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, who worked tirelessly against this bill.
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14 Apr 2010 Bill to Ban Coerced Abortion Introduced into Canadian Parliament

ARPA Note: Please pray for the Lord's blessing on this bill. Your efforts will also be needed to defend this legislation with letters to the editor as it is already getting opposition in the media.  [Click here for more mainstream media reports.  Click here for a positive review by the EFC. Update: According to the Montreal Gazette, the Prime Mininister's Office has stated that the government will not support this bill. Toronto Star, April 15 2010: OTTAWA — A Conservative backbencher has come forward with a new bill on abortion, despite Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s insistence in recent weeks that the abortion debate wouldn’t be reopened in the Commons. Rod Bruinooge, chair of the all-party pro-life caucus in Parliament, has introduced a bill that would penalize anyone who “coerces” a woman into ending her pregnancy against her will. [Keep reading this article here.]
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29 Mar 2010 ARPA Submission to Ontario Government Regarding Bill 242

Attached below is ARPA Canada's submission to the Ontario government in response to the legislation that aims to expand institutionalized early-learning in Ontario. Bill 242 proposes to fund full-day kindergarten and junior kindergarten (for 4 and 5-year olds) at a projected cost of 1.8 billion dollars annually. In this submission, ARPA Canada encourages the Ontario government ot abandon this legislation because it will provide minimal help for children while further eroding the parent-child relationship that is critical for effective education, all at a staggering cost to Ontario taxpayers....

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19 Mar 2010 Canadian Parliament Debates Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

OTTAWA, Ontario, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The House of Commons held a debate Tuesday on Bill C-384, a bill proposed by member of parliament Francine Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ) to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. "Who can repeatedly say with confidence that helping someone in unbearable pain, particularly someone in palliative care - that is definitely unbearable pain - is a crime?" Lalonde asked the House.  "Many witnesses speak about helping someone die peacefully, so that they do not suffer. Is that really murder? Is that really a crime?"
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16 Mar 2010 Joy Smith Gives Update on Bill C-268 (human trafficking)

Dear friends, I would like to provide you with an update on Bill C-268. This afternoon after 3:00pm EST, the Honourable Senator Yonah Martin will move Bill C-268 at Second Reading and give an opening speech. The next step is for the Liberal Opposition Senators to appoint a spokesperson for C-268. Following their speech this, Bill C-268 will be sent to a Senate Committee before returning to the Senate for Third Reading  and final approval. Again, I thank you for your continued support and efforts...

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14 Jan 2010 A Life and Death Issue: Speaking to a Society that is Sympathetic towards Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

by Mark Penninga (first printed in Reformed Perspective magazine, July/Aug 2009): Who has authority to take away a human life? In the cloud of emotion and deception that encircles the euthanasia debate, that one question lies at the bottom. It is a question that may have to be answered by our country this year. On May 13, 2009 Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill (C-384) to our Canadian Parliament that proposes to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. It is scheduled for its first debate in the House of Commons, and a subsequent vote, at the end of September. Canada has to understand the dangerous reality of this legislation.
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25 Nov 2009 Bill C-384 Vote Pushed to February 2010

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Update:  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has just learned that Francine Lalonde has once again traded-back to delay the second hour of debate on Bill C-384, the bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. The new scheduled date for the debate on C-384 is Tuesday, February 2, 2010 with the vote taking place on February 3.
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