British Columbia Tag

23 May 2018 Who is funding SOGI?

By Lighthouse News Martin Tampier A Quebec father has discovered that at least two of Canada’s big banks are funding the so-called “SOGI” movement, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The term “SOGI” stands for “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, and describes a new trend in public school curriculum - particularly in BC - which promotes the notion of gender fluidity in the school curriculum. The issue has caused considerable controversy on the west coast, where parent groups are starting to mobilize for this fall's public school board elections to...

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20 Feb 2018 LN feature: Opposing Fraser Health’s mandate on assisted suicide in BC

[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="8707" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]The ARPA Chapter in Langley, BC, hosted a meeting earlier this month to push back against an effort by Fraser Health - the local body governing health care in the Fraser Valley - to introduce "MAiD" (Medical Assistance in Dying) into the community Hospice facility in Langley. More than 300 people, many of them doctors and other health care professionals, attended the meeting. On the feature this week, and interview with Tamara Jansen, who's with the Langley ARPA...

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05 Feb 2018 BC Action Item: Voting on how to vote

The Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Act, passed in the fall of 2017, requires that a referendum respecting proportional representation voting system be conducted by mail in ballot no later than November 30, 2018. This means for the third time in the past fifteen years, British Columbia is going to vote on whether to ditch the First Past the Post voting system in favor of some form of proportional representation. The Act does not state what question will be asked in the referendum nor does it prescribe a form for the question....

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19 Sep 2017 Pushback to Pro-life Messaging

[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="7824" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_single_image image="7818" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]There’s been some pushback against a pro-life float at the Fall Fair parade in Smithers, BC. We told you about the float on Lighthouse News last week; it featured a big cardboard cake with the words "every child deserves a birthday." The float was well-received at the parade, but there's been some controversy since then. One woman, who apparently wants to remain anonymous, wrote a letter to Smithers Town Council, demanding that...

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21 Mar 2017 Normalizing and Professionalizing Euthanasia

[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="5933" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]A disturbing conference in Victoria, BC is slated to kick off in early June. It's called the "Medical Assistance in Dying" conference, the first of its kind for medical professionals in Canada. Alex Schadenberg with the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, says the whole idea is troubling. “I’m very concerned about the drift toward acceptance of more and more killing for more and more reasons; the cultural shift that appears to be going on.” Schadenberg says the purpose of...

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14 Mar 2017 A welcome mat for protestors

[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="6487" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]There was an unusual scene in New Westminster, BC earlier this month. It happened on Sunday, March 5th, when a group of people decided to protest outside the New West Community Church, a church that has been tied to the Woman Means Something campaign we reported on a few weeks ago. It's a campaign against Bill C-16, the law that would add gender identity and gender expression to the prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Canada Human...

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07 Mar 2017 Grassroots Motivation

[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="1829" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]ARPA’s Manager of Grassroots Engagement was on the road last week. Colin Postma made a number of stops in BC and Alberta, trying to find new ways to get folks engaged. He says they tried a different approach this time, breaking the participants down into small discussion groups for brainstorming sessions. “After that, the group(s) would put their ideas together and cycle them around the room.” He says the goal was to “get people inside the ARPA...

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07 Jan 2014 Reminder: Petition for Free Expression

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has provided a petition (click here) petition (click here) calling on the Legislature of BC, AB, and SK to amend their respective human rights codes and acts to protect free expression. We encourage our readers to print it off, get some signatures, and follow the instructions on the petition:
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12 Jul 2013 Video Interview: How BC, AB, and SK can Stand Up for Free Speech!

Stand Up for Freedom Canada sat down with John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms , after a presentation he made for Alberta ARPA chapters in Edmonton this spring. In this video Mr. Carpay explains the work he does and the opportunity for Western Canadians to stand up for freedom by reforming their human rights codes.
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