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30 Jun 2009 School fights to promote Jesuit values

Macleans.ca: Can a Catholic high school teach its students that all religions are equal? Paul Donovan, the principal of Montreal’s Loyola High School, says it can’t be done. So the boys-only Jesuit school is taking the province to court over its new ethics and religious culture program. The new course was introduced by the Ministry of Education to teach about various religious traditions in Quebec society, with the goal of increasing tolerance among students. It teaches about Protestantism and Catholicism, as well as Judaism, native spiritualities and other religions....

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08 Apr 2009 Story Update – Daughter Sues Father For Being Grounded

By ARPA Canada (www.arpacanada.ca): In a very disturbing decision, a Quebec father has lost his appeal of a lower court ruling in which his own daughter successfully sued him because she didn't like that he had grounded her.  ARPA Canada had reported on the original case back in June of last year and encouraged our readers to respond with letters to the editor. The case involved a 12-year old girl, whose parents had split up and she was currently living with her father. She was caught posting inappropriate pictures of herself online so her dad grounded her. The punishment was that she was not allowed to go on an upcoming school trip, even though her mom had earlier given her permission. 
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16 Mar 2009 Quebec judge denies adoption in surrogacy case

Graeme Hamilton, National Post  Published: Thursday, March 12, 2009MONTREAL • The Quebec couple had tried everything to conceive a baby since marrying in 2002 - surgery, artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization. When their attempts failed, they turned to the Internet and found a woman willing to serve as a surrogate mother in exchange for $20,000. The surrogate was artificially inseminated with...

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17 Dec 2008 Barbara Kay on Quebec’s New Education Curriculum

Barbara Kay, National Post: "Quebec's creepy new curriculum" (December 17, 2008)"The curriculum is strewn with politically correct material that openly subverts Judeo-Christian values. In many of the manuals, ideology and religion are conflated. Social engineering is revealed as the heart of the ECR program; in the most recently published activity book, for example, Christianity is given 12 pages, feminism gets 27 pages." Read the full article at the NP website here. ...

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17 Jun 2008 A New Respect for the Unborn in Canada

By Tim Waggoner OTTAWA, June 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the Quebec government prepares to present a bill to the National Assembly that seeks to end the practice of hospitals treating fetuses under 500 grams as biomedical waste, Ontario is, according to an as-yet unconfirmed report, gearing up for a newly instituted "Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day", which will take place annually on October 15. The October 15 Awareness Day is already recognized nationally in the United States, but will be a new innovation for Canada if the tip received by LifeSiteNews.com is well-founded.
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10 Jun 2008 New Poll shows Quebec-based support for Bill C-484

Ken Epp, MP - For Immediate Release - June 10, 2008(Ottawa) - At a press conference in Ottawa today, Conservative MP Ken Epp released the results of a poll he commissioned regarding his Private Members Bill, C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act. C-484 would make it a separate crime if an attacker knowingly harms or kills a fetus being carried by a pregnant woman. The online survey, conducted by Angus Reid Strategies June 4-5 in Quebec only, shows that fully 50% of Quebecers support the Bill, while 35% are opposed and 15% undecided. Among women, support is at 53%. (Full poll results are available on Mr. Epp’s web site at www.kenepp.com).
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