Politics

10 Nov 2008 Jim Hnatiuk Elected New CHP Leader

Media Release---London, Ontario   November 07, 2008 At its convention in London, Ontario this week, the Christian Heritage Party elected Jim Hnatiuk of Nova Scotia to be its new leader. The leadership race was the central event of the convention. Ron Gray, CHP Leader for the past 13 years, is passing the torch to Mr. Hnatiuk, a zealous candidate, party recruiter and former Deputy Leader. CHP delegates gave their resounding support to Mr. Hnatiuk with a first ballot win in a 3-way race. The other two candidates were Harold Ludwig of Abbotsford and Rod Taylor of Smithers, British Columbia. Mr. Ludwig is the CHP's BC President and Mr. Taylor has now been appointed Deputy Leader of the party.
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03 Nov 2008 Tomorrow is the Big Day (Yes, for Canada As Well)

A selection from today's Breakpoint Commentary by Chuck Colson: "What would make this election truly historic would be this: If, before walking into the voting booth, the American people were to consider not which man will put a chicken in every pot, but which man is best prepared to help sustain a just and good society. For that is the proper role of government from a classical and biblical perspective: to preserve order (which includes restraining evil), and to promote justice." [Click here to read the entire commentary] ...

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15 Oct 2008 A Renewed Parliament for Canada

Election 2008 has resulted in a Parliament that looks very similar to the previous one. The Conservatives have a new mandate to govern. The Liberals losses have translated into some gains for the Conservatives and NDP but otherwise there have been few changes. The Green Party failed to achieve a seat. The Christian Heritage Party seems to have maintained its meager position, in sixth place as a party but far behind the fifth place Greens in popular vote. All of that is visible and obvious. What is not visible is...

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14 Oct 2008 How ARPA Canada readers vote

The results of the federal election make a big difference in how this country will be governed in the years to come. So how did the Reformed church community vote? The ARPA election poll received 280 responses over the past few weeks and serves a good indication of how many in the Reformed churches vote. Of course there is no way that this poll can be seen as an objective analysis of the Reformed vote. There are many people who come to our website as a result of a search engine result and have absolutely no connection to the Reformed community. The most visible result of the poll is that the respondents are split almost evenly between the Christian Heritage Party and the Conservatives. The CHP has its roots in the Reformed churches in this country. That may explain why it tends to get much more support within our churches than in the broader Christian community. Studies seem to indicate that most Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants vote about the same as the rest of the Canadian population, leaning towards left-wing parties. Evangelicals tend to vote Conservative. Undoubtedly the Conservatives resonate with many in the Reformed churches because of their general regard for smaller government and because many MP's within the party are strong Christians and speak out in protection of the unborn and the traditional family unit.
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29 Sep 2008 CBC News: We erred in our judgment

By John Cruickshank, Sept. 28, 2008 More than 300 people have taken the trouble this month to complain to the CBC ombudsman about a column we ran on CBCNews.ca about Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Sept. 5. The column, by award-winning freelance writer Heather Mallick, was also pilloried by the National Post in Canada and by Fox News in the U.S. Despite its age — it is three weeks old, several lifetimes in web years — this posting remains a subject of fascination in the blogosphere. [Keep reading...

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23 Sep 2008 CHP Sues to Open Leaders’ TV Debates to All

CALGARY, Sept. 22, 2008 (CHPNews) - The sixth-largest of Canada's federal political parties is going to court to ask that all registered parties be included in the television debates next month. There are 18 registered federal parties and one eligible for registration. The Christian Heritage Party applied to be included in the Leaders' Debates Sept 11, after the Green Party had been added to the roster. The consortium of broadcasters organizing the debates turned down the CHP's request Sept. 16, giving no reason.
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19 Sep 2008 Catholics, Protestants no longer a split vote

Matthew Coutts, National Post - September 15, 2008A propensity for Roman Catholics to vote for the Liberal Party, while their Protestant counterparts lean toward the Conservatives, may no longer be as evident as once believed by Canadian political scientists and those studying voting tendencies, according to a new study.The study, conducted by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), found that Catholics and Protestants from less-strict...

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16 Sep 2008 FEDERAL ELECTION 2008 – CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

These questionnaires have been prepared by Chatham ARPA and Langley ARPA and may be of use for you in your riding. A questionnaire can be a very effective way to inform your local churches about where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you. Remind the candidates how many people in your riding will be reading their answers!
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16 Sep 2008 LifeSiteNews Interviews Canadian National Pro-Life Political Organization Leader on Federal Election – Part I

"You have a widening gulf between the electorate and the people running for office" says Jim HughesBy Steve Jalsevac OTTAWA, September 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last week, LifeSiteNews interviewed Campaign Life Coalition National President and International Right to Life Vice President Jim Hughes about his organization's involvement in the Canadian federal election now underway. The extensive interview, in which Hughes gives frank comments about the Canadian political scene, is being presented in two parts. See Part II in tomorrow's LifeSiteNews.
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