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13 Jun 2017 ARPA Canada wins abortion censorship case

[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="7284" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]A big win for ARPA in a legal battle over abortion statistics, and who should have access to them. A judge has struck down a section of Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act which bars the release of that information. The ruling came down late Friday afternoon. ARPA's Director of Law and Policy, André Schutten, says the ruling found that the Ontario government was “wrong” and in violation of the Charter of Rights and...

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01 Feb 2017 FIPPA Update

So, the case is finished. The trial has wrapped up. The judge has heard our oral arguments and will now reserve judgement, contemplate what was written, and what was said and give us his decision in the next little while. We will keep you, our dear supporters, updated. The government of Ontario made compelling arguments this afternoon about the need for the judge to be deferential to the choices of the law makers. This required careful reply. The outcome of this case is not certain - it could go either...

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01 Feb 2017 Press Release: Blocking Ontario Abortion Stats Blocks Proper Health Policy Research

For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada February 1, 2017 BLOCKING ONTARIO ABORTION STATS BLOCKS PROPER HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH OTTAWA - The Ontario government is forced to answer for their censorship of abortion statistics today. The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada, together with blogger Patricia Maloney, will argue in the Ontario Superior Court today that the censorship of abortion statistics is an infringement of freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, and that the censorship is unreasonable and unjustified. Ontario is the only province that has...

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31 Jan 2017 Ontario Government Forced to Answer to Court for Censoring Abortion Stats

On Wednesday, February 1st, the Ontario government will be forced to answer for their censorship of abortion statistics in court. ARPA Canada, together with pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney, will argue that the censorship of abortion statistics is an infringement of freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, and that the censorship is unreasonable and unjustified. ARPA Canada is devoted to promoting grassroots political action. We strive to give citizens, particularly Christian citizens, the tools they need to become politically engaged so they can be a voice for truth, justice, freedom, and...

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21 Apr 2015 Breaking News: ARPA files constitutional challenge against abortion censorship law

Update: Check out pictures of the 150+ volunteers and 100,000 pink and blue flags at Queens Park here.  Today a press conference was held at Queen's Park, Toronto, where ARPA Canada announced that it is proceeding with legal action against the Ontario government, declaring that section 65(5.7) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) violates section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. More Information: You can read the remarks of the three participants of the press conference, Niki Pennings, spokesperson...

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21 Apr 2015 Media Advisory: ARPA Canada to make announcement about legal action

For Planning Purposes April 22, 2015 ARPA CANADA TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT LEGAL ACTION In an afternoon press conference in the Queen’s Park Press Gallery, the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada will provide details on a constitutional challenge they filed earlier in the day. Niki Pennings, spokesperson for WeNeedaLAW.ca, will also be speaking about why WeNeedaLAW.ca has placed 100,000 pink and blue flags on the lawn in Queen’s Park. “The 100,000 flags represent the approximately 100,000+ human lives that are ended by abortion every year in Canada,” said...

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21 Apr 2015 FIPPA challenge – FAQs

In January, 2012, the Ontario government quietly slipped in an amendment to the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) whereby all information related to abortion is no longer accessible via an Access To Information and Privacy (ATIP) request. Section 65(5.7) reads: “This Act does not apply to records relating to the provision of abortion services.” Note that one of the FIPPA’s purposes is to guarantee access to government information to maintain transparency and accountability. Yet this addition undermines this purpose and was never debated in the...

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