Politics

09 Sep 2008 Which bills died as a result of the election?

This movie, courtesy of 4My Canada, lists the legislation that did not get passed before an election was called. Some of these are worthy of support in a new session of Parliament. Others should never be brought back to see the light of day. This list will be helpful when bringing issues up at all-candidates meetings, letters to the editor, or in discussions with your friends and family. ...

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09 Sep 2008 Gambling At the Ballot Box

By Mark Penninga - ARPA Canada (www.arpacanada.ca) If we really think about it, the vote that we may cast on October 14 is extraordinary. We have been given a say in who will rule this country and by what principles it will be ruled. The power of your vote is no less than anyone else's, not even the Prime Minister's. Throughout history, much blood was spilled so that citizens could have a voice in government. And in many other countries, elections are corrupted with intimidation and dishonesty. We are...

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09 Sep 2008 Gambling At the Ballot Box

If we really think about it, the vote that we may cast on October 19 is extraordinary. We have been given a say in who will rule this country and by what principles it will be ruled. The power of your vote is no less than anyone else's, not even the Prime Minister's. Throughout history, much blood was spilled so that citizens could have a voice in government. And in many other countries, elections are corrupted with intimidation and dishonesty. We are sure blessed to be able to contribute in such a meaningful way to the government of Canada. It is both a great privilege and a great responsibility to be able to vote. But judging from the dismal voter turnout and the attitude towards elections, it sure does not seem that Canadians see our vote as a privilege and responsibility. What do I mean? Canadians, including many Christians, treat their vote as if it is a gambling game. We try to calculate the direction that this country or riding is going in and then we cast our vote pragmatically, if at all. "It would be a wasted vote if I voted for him or her," or "I’ll put my vote behind the candidate who will most likely beat the party that I despise" are just two examples of a much more common phenomenon.
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03 Sep 2008 The new face of feminism

Andrea Mrozek, National Post Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008She's unqualified. Anti woman. A "right-wing man in a skirt and fetching up-do." Feminists went apoplectic when Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was chosen as Senator John McCain's running mate. The same feminists who keep saying we must have more women in politics suddenly changed their minds. We need more women--just...

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28 Aug 2008 3-Way Race for CHP Leadership

The Christian Heritage Party 2008 Convention is scheduled for November 5-8 in London, Ontario. And it is looking to be an exciting event given that the party has to choose a new leader in a three-way race. Ron Gray, current leader of the party, has taken the CHP a long way over the past 13 years. But he has decided that it is time to take this hat off and spend more time with his family.In the race for the next leader are three men, all who have a history of involvement with the party. Jim Hnatiuk, from Nova Scotia, is the current deputy leader of the CHP and was the first to announce his leadership intentions. Harold Ludwig has a history of involvement in politics that goes all the way back to being the first to start an ARPA group in Ontario back in 1978. Rod Taylor, who hails from Smithers BC, has represented the party there in the past two elections and is a passionate believer in promoting justice and righteousness in our land.
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10 Jun 2008 Resources from Parliament

Resources from Canada's Parliament The Parliament of Canada website has many Learning Strategies and resources relating to Canadian politics. Click here for a list of programs and products directed towards four different age groups. And click here for a wealth of background resources and information on Parliament.Here is a list of some lesson plans and resources, directed towards high school students:Model ParliamentSetting the Agenda: A typical day in the life of a MP or Senator Special Parliamentary Committee SimulationAll Candidates Election Forum Voter Apathy Among Young VotersVoting That CountsClick here...

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20 May 2008 Bill C-51 Synopsis

ARPA Canada (www.arpacanada.ca) Perhaps you have received an email or read an article about Bill C-51, new legislation which proposes to change the Food and Drugs Act to regulate therapeutic products such as naturopathic medicines. This bill has created quite a stir. Rallies have been organized, websites created, and many in the blogging world are abuzz with anger. ARPA Canada is not an expert on either the legislation or the therapeutic products themselves. The purpose of this article is to raise some of the arguments from both sides of the debate so that readers can be better informed and can rely more on facts than rhetoric, of which there is no short supply for this issue.
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09 May 2008 1973 Private Letter to Trudeau Suggests Abortion Crusader Morgentaler Used Blackmail

Exclusive Commentary to LifeSiteNews.com by Terry O'Neill May 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-lifers have long known that the Canadian political elite of the 1960s and 1970s was strongly in favour of abortion, at least in principle. After all, it was a Liberal government-supported by a liberal media-that first legalized the practice in 1969. But Canadians now know that those elites supported abortion, not just in principle, but in practice, as well. And our source for this information is none other than Canada's arch-abortionist, Henry Morgentaler himself.
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