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08 Oct 2020 Press Release: ARPA Canada responds to misleading statement

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada October 8, 2020 OTTAWA, ON – Earlier today the BC NDP issued a press release with a false and misleading statement. We have respectfully asked them to change it, but they have not yet responded to our request. ARPA Canada believes that all human beings are created in the image of God and it is our desire to advocate for equal respect for everyone. It is disappointing that the actions of the BC NDP in sending out this misleading statement have caused...

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11 Mar 2020 Federal Government Introduces Bill to Ban “Conversion Therapy”

The federal Liberal government, as promised in their election platform, introduced a bill this week to criminally ban “conversion therapy” nation-wide. Bill C-8 defines conversion therapy as any “practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender, or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviour,” but not services or treatments related to a person’s “gender transition” or to a person’s “exploration of their identity”. Most of the legislation talks about how conversion therapy would be regulated. The legislation proposes to ban...

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05 Dec 2019 Press Release: Will the throne speech address assisted suicide?

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada December 5, 2019 Will the throne speech address assisted suicide? OTTAWA, ON – Advocates for persons with disabilities will be tuned in to the throne speech to see if or how the returning Liberal government will address the issue of assisted suicide. “Will the government promote suicide prevention or suicide assistance?” asks André Schutten, Director of Law and Policy with the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada. “Will this government signal to people with severe disabilities or diseases that it wants...

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08 Apr 2019 You’re Invited! BC God and Government Conference – May 4, 2019

ARPA Fraser Valley East and ARPA Langley chapters are hosting a one-day BC God and Government Conference that will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 8:30-5:30, at Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church. Reformed Christians from across the province are invited to attend. At the event, we will be hosting several speakers from ARPA, the community, and the BC legislature to talk specifically about provincial issues--such as SOGI and parental rights--and how to become more involved in provincial politics. We have invited MLAs to a social hour at the conclusion of the day, where conference attendees can...

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15 May 2018 Christian worldview think tank expands with multi-million dollar grant

By Lighthouse News There is some great news from the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC). The organization is officially moving into a new home this month. Founder and president Rev. Dr. Joe Boot says that, a few years ago, they were approached by several individuals who wanted to greatly increase the impact of the Ezra Institute. Conversations and plans transpired “pretty quickly” such that the Institute was given several million dollars to acquire their own study centre. Rev. Dr. Joe Boot Boot says the team identified a beautiful facility settled on 24...

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12 Jan 2018 Western Canada Triumphs over the East in ARPA Canada’s Letter to the Editor Contest

5 Winning Letters Announced! Perhaps it’s the inspirational mountain peaks or the great big skies of the prairies, or maybe it’s the freedom-loving hearts of those living in Canada’s western provinces. Whatever may explain it, the West trounced the East in ARPA Canada’s 2017 Letter to the Editor Contest, with close to five times more letters published and submitted! Congratulations BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Once again you are leading this country by example! Contestants published and submitted 47 quality letters to the editor which were read by tens of thousands of Canadians....

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19 Dec 2017 LN Feature: 2017: A Year in Review

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="5584" img_size="medium" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_single_image image="1824" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_single_image image="5488" img_size="medium" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]LN: Mark, let's start with you. Let's start with a broad overview of some of the organizational highlights we've seen in the past year. Give me some of those highlights. MP: Yeah. I could touch on our first-ever God and Government Youth Conference, the big legal win we had against the Province of Ontario in the FIPPA case; maybe the Bibles that went to every federal and provincial (elected) government...

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22 Nov 2017 November 22nd Quick Update

  Hello everyone! Here's another quick update video on what's been going on these last few weeks. This one includes the passing of doctors' conscience protection legislation in Manitoba, ARPA board meetings, the passing of Bill 24 in Alberta, the Trinity Western University case, and a new ARPA Policy Report. For full details on these updates, watch the video above or read on for a transcript of what I say in it. To read the document "Protect Them All: A Christian case for eliminating lists of special identity groups in school policies", I reference in the video, click here. For ARPA's Policy Report on In Vitro...

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24 Oct 2017 Orwellian directive by Ontario Law Society to all lawyers

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="7315" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]The Law Society of Upper Canada, the group that regulates the legal profession in Ontario, is out with a new directive for its members. About 50-thousand lawyers across the province have been told they have to create, submit, and abide by an individual statement of principles that acknowledges their obligation to "promote equality, diversity, and inclusion." Don Hutchinson is one of the lawyers who's covered by that directive, and he says the Society is clearly over-stepping it's...

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