Archbishop Brendan O’Brien Canada’s Catholic Bishops have added their voices to an array of advocacy groups opposed to legislation aimed at preventing human smuggling. They argue that Bill C-49, the Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act, could hurt bona fide refugees. “Although nations have a legitimate right to counter human smugglers because […]
Police arrested and charged five students who attempted to put up a graphic anti-abortion display on the Carleton University campus October 4. Ottawa Police issued tickets for “failing to leave the premises when directed” and for “engaging in activity prohibited on the premises,” said Craig Stewart, a fourth-year Carleton student who was among those arrested. […]
Human trafficking will be on the agenda as Members of Parliament return to Ottawa after a summer break. That deeply pleases a Conservative MP who has worked for nearly a decade to raise awareness of this growing problem. “When I first started, people didn’t know about human trafficking, it was under the public radar screen,” […]
The Vanier Institute of the Family has released a study that shows divorce rates in Canada have declined markedly since the 1990s. Divorce rates peaked in 1987, according to the study, entitled Divorce: Facts, Causes and Consequences. Rates declined steadily until 1997, and have held at the lower level since then. The study shows rates […]
Four openly pro-life Christians were inducted into the Order of Canada at a Rideau Hall ceremony last month.