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Christian businesses unite to support TWU Law against major corporations

A Christian group of small business owners are looking for others to join them in lobbying an association of major corporations which have publicly opposed Trinity Western University's project to start a law school that follows Christian principles.

It started with a trio of Dunnville, Ontario horticulturalists, all Christians, who were also all appalled to learn their banks had condemned Trinity Western University's law school project through their legal counsels' membership in a group called "Legal Leaders in Diversity."

"Upwards of 83 major corporations sent a letter to the Federation of Canadian Law Societies telling it not to approve TWU," Ben Lindenboom of Lindy's Flowers told LifeSiteNews. The list included RBC, BMO, and TD Canada Trust, and a cross-section of big companies such as the Edmonton Oilers, Deloitte, Bombardier, and Assumption Life.

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Judge agrees to falsify Ontario man's death certificate to streamline his euthanasia

An 81-year-old man has been killed by his doctor within 24 hours of an Ontario judge's ruling yesterday that he could jump the gun on legislation to govern the practice coming out in June. The judge also ruled that instead of stating on the man's death certificate that he died from a lethal injection by a doctor, it could simply be put that he died from the disease that was ailing him.

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, called the man's death by the hand of a doctor an "abandonment" of someone who needed love and compassion.

"It's all about lies. Everything about euthanasia and assisted suicide is about lies. The activists say it's about 'death with dignity.' But, a truly dignified death is a natural death where you are properly cared for, have proper pain management, and where you are not abandoned to the lethal injection," he said.

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Ontario MPPs approve removing words mother, father from government forms

Ontario lawmakers have approved a motion to remove the words 'mother' and 'father' from all government forms to "reflect the diverse nature" of families in the province.

Glenn Thibeault, the Liberal member of the Ontario legislature for Sudbury, asked that 'gendered' terminology be replaced with gender-neutral and inclusive language on 10,000 different provincial government forms.

Birth certificates already allow two same-sex adults to be listed as parents, and all government forms should use inclusive language, said Thibeault.

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Justin Trudeau announces he'll be first Canadian PM to march in a gay pride parade

Justin Trudeau has announced that he will be the first prime minister in Canada to march in a homosexual "pride" parade.

The event, planned for July 3, has been known to include male frontal nudity - in contravention of public decency laws - and sexual elements including mock sex acts, sexual bondage, and sadomasochism. The theme for this year's event is "belonging and inclusion."

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Liberal MP trying again to change lyrics to 'O Canada' to make it more gender neutral

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger is losing his own singing voice but that's not stopping him from trying -- for a second time -- to change the English lyrics to O Canada to make the national anthem more gender neutral.

The veteran Ottawa MP, whose vocal chords have been weakened by Lou Gehrig's disease, is determined to end the song's inference that patriotism is something felt exclusively by men.

Hence, soon after Parliament resumes work today, he intends to table a private member's bill that would alter two words, changing the second line of the anthem from true patriot love "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

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The best response yet to the pro-abort freak-out over that Doritos Superbowl ad

Pro-aborts lost their minds yesterday after Doritos aired a commercial that... *gasp* ...showed an ultrasound of an unborn baby.

Seriously.

The humorous commercial showed a dad eating a bag of Doritos while his wife gets an ultrasound, and the baby tries to grab at the Doritos in his hands.

Watch it for yourself

Trudeau's mosque visit raises questions

Shortly after six Canadians were killed by Islamist terrorists Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a moment of silence for the deceased at a Peterborough mosque.

Either the PM doesn't understand how awful the optics of this are or he doesn't care. It's hard to say which one is more worrisome.

Over the weekend, al-Qaida affiliates took hostages at a hotel in Burkina Faso, killing 28 people including six from Quebec.

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Jesus welcome at Yonge-Dundas Square

There's been a lot of upsetting news and we're all in need of a smile sometimes.

It comes thanks to the Yonge-Dundas Square Board, which overturned its original decision last October that banned the Voices of the Nations Christian concert.

It seemed inconceivable to many that singing the name Jesus Christ would be considered proselytizing, which is forbidden there. It also seemed bizarre given the square's history of cops being hit with bottles, drug use, not to mention shootings and stabbings.

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Quebec registers Canada's first gvmt-sanctioned euthanasia death

A Quebec regional health agency has blandly announced what is believed to be the province's first officially-approved euthanization of a patient, but the news came in a manner that critics warn both trivializes homicide and bodes ill for the safety of vulnerable patients.

"There was a request that was made... where end of life care was provided, [and it] has gone to the end," says Annie Ouellet, spokesperson of the University Health and Social Services Agency-National Capital CUISSS. "And there is a second application that is being evaluated." She added one detail: that the fatal dose was administered to the patient in a health facility, not at home.

As for the Quebec government, a spokesperson for the health ministry claims it isn't even counting how many applications for euthanasia have been made since the government announced it was implementing its new "end of life care" last month.

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Pro-abort New Democrat joins pro-life call to end suppression of abortion stats

Apparently unaware that the abortion industry has opposed the release of abortion statistics for years, New Democratic MP Kennedy Stewart wants Statistics Canada to revive its once-annual therapeutic abortion survey.

Patricia Maloney, a longtime crusader for public access to abortion numbers, told LifeSiteNews she was "just thrilled that the NDP agrees with me in regards to getting accurate abortion statistics," but doesn't expect it to last. "I do think the Left has its signals crossed and I speculate that we will hear little on this in future once Stewart gets the memo. I just hope I'm wrong."

Stewart had asked the Trudeau government to list all the data categories that Statistics Canada had stopped compiling under the previous government of Stephen Harper. Though the written response was more than 500 items long, the abortion survey, according to Ipolitics, "jumped out" at Stewart.

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Former police chief is Trudeau's pot head

Bill Blair has been tapped to be Justin Trudeau's pot head.

The former Toronto police chief will play a lead role in delivering on the Trudeau government's pledge to legalize marijuana.

"There's a great deal of work to do," Blair said by telephone Friday. "This will be a highly consultative process."

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President Obama challenges pro-lifers to join March for Life (sort of)

You have to see this. The folks over at Blackstone Films have put together the most powerful ad I've ever seen for the March for Life. And they've done it with the (unintentional) help of President Barack Obama.

Many pro-lifers have pointed out that Obama's emotional speech after the Sandy Hook shootings seemed to reflect eerily on the pro-life cause. We at LifeSiteNews noticed this, and put together a video with the best parts of Obama's speech, pointing out how they provide a compelling description of the importance of the pro-life cause.

But this new video puts Obama's speech to use in an extremely powerful way, using the president's own words to challenge pro-lifers around the country to get off their backsides and to GET INVOLVED in the pro-life cause, starting with the March for Life later this month.

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Ontario euthanasia consultation: Opponents urged to speak up now. Here's how

The Ontario government's much-ballyhooed consultation on euthanasia and assisted suicide is already turning away would-be participants in Toronto and Ottawa as anti-euthanasia leaders urge supporters to voice their views.

While those leaders believe the consultation is biased in favour of "wide-open euthanasia" they are still strongly urging opponents of medical killing to sign up for one of the remaining public forums in the eight-city, two-week tour, which starts today in Sudbury.

The public can also participate by filling out an online Ontario government survey or, more simply, by e-mailing the government with their views. "People are telling me the questionnaire is one-sided and doesn't let them express their opposition," Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the London, Ont.-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, told LifeSiteNews. "I'm responding: 'Don't tell me that, tell the government that.'"

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BREAKING: Grand jury indicts pro-life investigator behind baby part videos, clears Planned Parenthood

The lead investigator behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos faces up to 20 years in prison after a Houston grand jury decided on Monday not to charge Planned Parenthood with any wrongdoing - and instead indicted him for offering to purchase human organs from the abortion provider.

Center for Medical Progress lead investigator David Daleiden faces a second-degree felony charge of "tampering with a governmental record," and a misdemeanor charge for violating the state's "prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs."

That is, jurors in the state of Texas are accusing David Daleiden of trying to illegally traffic in aborted babies' body parts.

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Crown seeking 9 month sentence for pro-life prisoner Mary Wagner

Pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner will be tried on two counts of breaching probation and one of causing mischief under $5,000, on March 10 and 16 at Old City Hall Court in Toronto.

Wagner, 41, was arrested December 12 at the Bloor West Village Women's Center, located on the fourth floor of an office building at 2425 Bloor Street West, while attempting to counsel women against abortions.

According to Lutheran pastor Tom Steers, who attended Wagner's December 24 court appearance, the Crown will ask for a sentence of nine months and additional probation time, and plans to call four to five witnesses during the trial, which is estimated to last one-and-a-half days.

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