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25 Jul 2017 LN Feature: Truth at the Crossroads

Dr. Scott Masson, Associate Professor of English - Tyndale University College On the feature this week, a look at a new media enterprise promoting a Christian worldview on the humanities, and on the human condition generally. It’s a new website, and the man behind it is Dr. Scott Masson. He's an Associate Professor of English at Tyndale University College in Toronto. In the past, Dr. Masson has also been associated with Joe Boot's Ezra Institute and the Westminster Classical Christian Academy in Toronto. LN: So you've started a new enterprise - a new...

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16 May 2017 LN Feature: Looking at Canada’s Legacy

Jonathon Van Maren addresses delegates at God & Government Youth 2017 When André (Schutten) asked me to talk with you guys tonight a bit about the way forward - and what you guys can all do as you leave here - what I wanted to leave you with first and foremost was a sense of perspective. On Canada’s 150th anniversary, the federal government has been encouraging Canadians to consider what it means to be a Canadian. The current government wants to celebrate a legacy that began - more or less - with...

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06 Feb 2015 Media Advisory: ARPA Canada available for comment on Carter Euthanasia case: Parliament must do all it can to protect life

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada February 5, 2015 ARPA CANADA AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON CARTER EUTHANASIA CASE: PARLIAMENT MUST DO ALL IT CAN TO PROTECT LIFE OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will release its decision in the Carter case, tomorrow morning at 9:45 a.m. The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada intervened in the case to defend the inviolability of human life. We argued that the right to life must be objective and must apply equally to every human being....

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21 Jan 2015 Speak up on behalf of Christian doctors

The following is a guest post by Jonathan Van Dyken. Please read to the end for a step-by-step guide to speaking up very effectively on this particular issue. Do you live in Ontario and have a pro-life family doctor? If you value his survival, then you need to speak out NOW! The ancient Hippocratic oath which essentially required that a doctor, first of all, do no harm has been transformed into his professional obligation to do harm in certain situations. For example, he must either perform abortions or refer to another doctor who will. My understanding is that this requirement will also be in place for prescription of contraceptives, mutilation for sex changes, and also death by euthanasia (which has increasing likelihood of being legalized by the Supreme Court of Canada).   The CPSO Policy Who would be the author of such horrible confusion? The new policy comes from the regulating College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). The government of Ontario says the CPSO must do more to conform to the Ontario Human Rights Code, the root of the confusion. The Ontario government appoints to the CPSO's governing council 13 to 15 of its 32 to 34 members. These appointees are not doctors and have their terms decided by the provincial government.
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14 Jan 2015 Are you praying for our leaders?

From GentleReformation: It is easy to become frustrated with politics and government. It is easy for us to throw up our hands as Christians and say, “Well, politics is not the essence of Christ’s kingdom, so I’m just not going to invest much (if any) energy there.” Some find it discouraging because it seems that we are often “losing” political battles. But friends, we are only really losing when we are unfaithful to Jesus. Even the martyrs know that they won even though they lost in the face of persecution...

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16 Sep 2014 Contact Your MP: Palliative Care and Assisted Suicide

Amidst the darkening clouds around Canada's laws against assisted suicide, there is an ever-increasing ray of light. The need for an effective palliative care strategy is being understood, and acted upon, by Canada's federal government. Most recently, Canada's Minister of Health Rona Ambrose publicly called for a national palliative care strategy. You can watch a short video interview with her here. This comes after almost complete MP support for MP Charlie Angus's motion, calling for the same thing.  Please take a moment to use our new EasyMail 3.0 technology to...

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15 May 2014 Committee Work on the Hill

Special report by ARPA Canada intern Mark Luimes If you ask most Canadians what they think about parliamentary procedure, they will typically recall question period - the energetic, overly partisan war of words that is publicly televised on CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel). Many will come away from question period unimpressed with the seeming inability of MPs to give straight answers or engage in meaningful debate on government issues. What most people don't realize, however, is that question period provides a poor picture of the life and work of our parliamentarians. In reality, a significant part of the real work is done in small, multi-partisan committees, characterized by higher levels of co-operation, decorum, and policy analysis than what is typically displayed in question period.
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