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Canadian Pastors Call for the Same Religious Freedoms Granted Today by President Trump

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today rescinding the notorious Johnson Amendment to the IRS tax code that allowed the government to attack religious organizations if its leaders spoke for or against any political leader.

President Trump cited the numerous abuses where the government had attacked Martin Luther King Jr, Little Sisters of the Poor and 50 other religious organizations. President Trump called for an end to such attacks by removing the government's authority to do so while he trumpeted the fact that America was built upon the foundation of religious freedom.

As the President of the Evangelical Association, its 1,150 pastors and Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies and its 6,120 graduates in ministry, Dr. Charles McVety states "Canada's Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, speech and association in section 2 and equality in section 14 therefore on behalf of my pastors and religious leaders across Canada, I ask Prime Minister Trudeau to fulfill his election campaign promise and remove CRA's authority to punish charities for speaking out. In addition I believe it was wrong for former Prime Minister Harper to target sixty charities for punitive measures as all charities must be afforded the same freedom that all Canadians experience."

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Toronto police probe 'anti-Semitic' music video played at Al Quds Day rally

Toronto police are investigating a video that shows music being played at this summer's Al Quds Day rally at Queen's Park that calls for Jews to be stabbed, attacked and beheaded.

The video shows signs scattered on ground, men in reflective vests standing and walking around the grounds and, in the background, a song plays glorifying violence against Jews.

The translated lyrics to the song, Declare It A Popular Revolution, in part say "With a Palestinian woman (armed with a knife) we defeated them" ... "fill (the bottle) to the top with gasoline, and snatch from him the M-16" ... "stab whoever you see, five, six, ten, twelve."

"Declare a popular revolution," the lyrics continue... "Make us happy with bombing the bus" and then "cut off (their heads), stab (them), run over (them), launch an attack on them."

Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash confirmed "officers met with the complainants yesterday (Tuesday) and now the matter will be investigated."

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Pro-life flag won’t fly at city hall … but they do fly the gay pride flag

After promising to approve a pro-life flag to fly in front of city hall, the mayor now says it needs to be replaced by something less divisive.

According to Val Hettrick, past president of Prince Albert Right to Life, Mayor Greg Dionne initially said he would stand by his decision to fly the flag featuring Umbert the Unborn cartoon figure despite an outcry from abortion supporters.

"I give Mayor Dionne credit for standing up for free speech in the past," Hettrick told LifeSiteNews. "But now he says we have to change the sign and the reasons keep changing. It’s smoke and mirrors."

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‘It doesn’t pay enough’: Doctors want more money for killing people in Canada

Canadian euthanasia doctors are lobbying to be paid more money to kill their patients.

Complaints from doctors that euthanasia doesn’t pay enough have been in the media lately, with the Toronto Globe and Mail publishing an article July 4 entitled "Canadian doctors turn away from assisted dying over fees,” and MacLean's Magazine followed up with: "Should doctors be paid a premium for assisting deaths?" on July 10.

"It’s the euthanasia lobby getting their people in the media to print articles saying that one of the problems to access to 'MAID' [Medical Assistance in Dying] is the fact that it doesn't pay enough," says Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

"Now they’re pressuring to have it pay more."

Dr. Tanja Daws is featured in both articles, with the Globe reporting she’s a family doctor from Courtenay, British Columbia, who has reportedly killed 23 people, and MacLean’s reporting she did so for free in the first six months after Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government legalized euthanasia in June 2016.

Daws and others euthanasia doctors were expecting reimbursement when the BC government finalized its fee schedule for euthanizing people, which it did in late June.

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Ontario taxpayers to pay for pills so mothers can kill their babies Ontario Liberal government's new budget has taxpayers footing the bill for a deadly pill that is administered to pregnant mothers who want to abort their pre-born children.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said in a budget speech Thursday that taxpayers will pay for the abortion drug Mifegymiso, or RU-486.

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KLM Dutch Royal Airlines tweets pro-gay ad, gets trolled for missing the mark

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines clearly meant well when they thought to tweet out a pro-gay message in honor of Amsterdam’s Gay Pride festivities, but their efforts have left quite a few people scratching their heads.

On Aug. 5, the airline shared a photo on Twitter and Facebook featuring three sets of rainbow-print seatbelts: one with two “female” ends, another with two “male” ends, and the last with one male and one female end.

"It doesn't matter who you click with," the airline wrote in the caption. "Happy #PrideAmerstdam."

However, as several Twitter users soon pointed out, the photo in the tweet didn’t make sense, seeing as the only seatbelt pairing that would actually work is -- in terms of safety -- the one with both the male and female end.

While most users were content to ridicule KLM for its mistake, some critics of gay marriage pointed to KLM’s marketing failure as an example of misguided morals.

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Trump appoints pro-life leader to top Health and Human Services spot

President Trump appointed well-known pro-life activist Dr. Charmaine Yoest to be Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Yoest is replacing is now a Vice President at Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.

Yoest is the former CEO of Americans United for Life, the "legal architect of the pro-life movement," and a mother of five.

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Landlord keeps his shoes on, loses everything else

A landlord in Canada has sold his home to pay the $12,000 fine levied by a human rights tribunal that ruled he harassed Muslim tenants.  

"I don't have any money. It has just shattered me," John Albi, 53, said of the $12,000 fine imposed by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

The tribunal levied the fine in April. It ruled that Albi created a "poisoned housing environment" when he refused to take off his shoes when asked by the Muslim couple who were renting the ground floor of his Brampton home, The Toronto Sun reported at the time. 

"It's something of a fascist or totalitarian regime," observes Dr. Charles McVety, who has fought Canada's left-wing progressivism as president of Canada Christian College.

McVety compares the Human Rights Tribunal to a Soviet-era court, where evidence and defense don't matter.

"They are coming up with just the most insane attacks on Canadian freedom," he warns.

In a follow-up story in May, the Sun revealed that Albi is a Nigerian who came to Canada two decades earlier. The apartment rental helped pay the home's mortgage, he explained, and he had been doing so for 15 years before the Muslim couple filed a complaint against him.

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Greenbelt forcing up home prices in GTA: Critics - The Greenbelt has become a developmental noose around the GTA, forcing up home prices and squeezing out a new generation of buyers, critics say.

While there are many factors affecting GTA house prices, those in the industry of building and selling homes point to the Greenbelt as a key cost driver.

Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), said Vancouver has limited land available because it's bordered by ocean and mountains, leading to the highest house prices in the country.

"But in the Toronto area, the government's created its own artificial barriers that are spiking prices," he said. "So if we don’t address that, then I do worry that young people won't be able to find a home of their own, and secondly, it will slow down economic activity."

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Pro-life congressman back in intensive care after he was shot for conservative views

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA, who was shot in the hip by a leftist nearly a month ago, is back in the intensive care unit in "serious" condition.

He was moved back to intensive care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center "due to new concerns for infection," his office announced. The hospital bumped Scalise's state to "fair condition" in late June. 

Just this week, Rep. Phil Roe, R-TN, said Scalise is finally able to walk and get out of bed. "He's not able to eat yet, but he is getting better," he said.

The man who shot Scalise, James T. Hodgkinson, had a hit list of conservative, pro-life congressmen. Hodgkinson died after a shoot-out with police. He had been a volunteer for Bernie Sanders. 

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Time for the opposition to do its job on Bill 89

image from talking point we've heard regarding the Liberal government's Bill 89 - from the Opposition - is that it’s hard to oppose a bill that is all about protecting children.

But the Opposition's job is not to use the good in government bills as an excuse for failing to scrutinize and oppose the bad parts. The Opposition's job is to oppose. Constructively, yes, but oppose nonetheless. As John Diefenbaker, our 13th Prime Minister, said,

"If Parliament is to be preserved as a living institution, his Majesty's Loyal Opposition must fearlessly perform its functions. When it properly discharges them, the preservation of our freedom is assured. The reading of history proves that freedom always dies when criticism ends. [...] [The Opposition] finds fault; it suggests amendments; it asks questions and elicits information; it arouses, educates and moulds public opinion by voice and vote."

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Canada: Muslim migrant beats wife with hockey stick for half an hour, says he didn’t know it was against the law

He didn't know it was against the law because the mandate to beat one's wife is in the Qur'an:

"Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them." -- Qur'an 4:34

Muhammad "struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?" -- Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)

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Both Sides Claim Victory in Minnesota School Transgender Locker Room Lawsuit

Both sides of a recently dropped lawsuit against a Minnesota high school that allowed a transgender student to use the women's locker room are claiming victory following the end of the lawsuit.

Last September, a group of concerned parents and the Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit against Virginia High School over the school allowing a biological male to use the women's locker room for changing.

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Pro-life Catholic wins Canadian Conservative leadership race

A Catholic father of five and Member of Parliament (MP) with a strong pro-life and pro-family voting record has become the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. 

In a surprise victory Saturday night, 38-year-old Andrew Scheer won on the final, 13th ballot. He took with 51 percent of the vote compared to frontrunner Maxime Bernier’s 49 percent, after trailing Bernier for the first 12 ballots. The vote took place at the party’s leadership convention in Toronto.

The two other pro-life candidates, Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux, finished strongly in fourth and seventh places respectively. 

Scheer ran on a campaign to unite conservatives by promoting the “best policies” of the party. Some of his promises on the family and freedom fronts include defunding universities that do not respect freedom of speech, supporting the rights of parents as first educators of their children, and making maternity benefits tax-free. He will attempt to defeat Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2019. 

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'Fake spin' with Liberal government: Brown

Fake news isn't the problem in Ontario, it's the "fake spin" coming out of Queen's Park.

That's according to Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, who during a speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, evoked the Trump-ian term to describe Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. Brown slammed the government during on a wide-range of issues from hydro rates to transit spending.

He also appeared to test-drive a few themes which are likely to carry over into the 2018 provincial election.

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LGBT activists slam ‘the most important psychiatrist of the last half-century’ because he debunks transgender ideology

The homosexual-transgender pressure group Human Rights Campaign has declared political war on world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh, the leading mental health expert speaking out against radical "gender ideology."

McHugh, whose many honors include receiving the top award of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) Institutes of Medicine, is the target of a special HRC attack-website, "McHugh Exposed," which accuses him of peddling "junk science."

It is an odd accusation to make against one of the most celebrated mental health professionals and researchers alive today. McHugh is credited with major research discoveries, including being "the first to describe increased cortisol secretion associated with depression, an accomplishment that led to the development of a test to identify serious depression by physical means," according to the NAS.

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Teen MPP fighting off adversity like a veteran

And suddenly, at 19 years old, Sam Oosterhoff is not a rookie anymore.

In fact, he's racking up wins like a formidable political heavyweight and fighting off adversity like a wily veteran.

In less than six months, the youngest MPP in Ontario's history surprisingly won a hard-fought nomination process against the Progressive Conservative party's president, Rick Dykstra, of all people, in October 2016, won a tough byelection in Niagara West-Glanbrook in November, and now has brushed off an internal challenge from a well-respected local politician.

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Nurse should not have had role in life-support decision, jury hears was a chance that patient Deanna Leblanc could have recovered if her life support had not been shut off by Midland nurse Joanna Flynn, a jury heard Thursday.

"It was too early to say if the injury she experienced was irreversible," said witness Dr. Neil Lazar, director of the intensive care unit at Toronto General hospital and a renowned expert on end-of-life procedures.

Nurse Joanna Flynn, 51, has admitted she disconnected Leblanc's life support without authority, but pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

Leblanc, 39, a wife and mother of two, went into cardiac arrest in the middle of the night and was resuscitated several times before being put on a ventilator at the Midland hospital on March 2, 2014.

Midland doctors testified Leblanc would have had severe brain damage from lack of oxygen to her brain - however there was "too much uncertainty" to make that diagnosis, said Lazar. He explained Leblanc was on an hourly intravenous sedating drug to keep her comfortable, which could have affected brain activity.

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Tory leadership hopefuls denounce Trudeau Liberals' $650 million global abortion fund

Conservative leadership hopefuls Pierre Lemieux and MP Brad Trost blasted the Justin Trudeau Liberals for pledging $650 million to increase access to abortion worldwide.

Trudeau announced on International Women's Day that his government will spend the $650 million over three years "to address gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights in the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities."

Women around the world "are denied legal control over their bodies and reproductive health," he said. "That is why we will continue to place gender equality and rights, and the empowerment of women and girls, at the heart of our international development work."

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Crashing Canadian Mortgage Lender Bailed-Out By 321,000 Retired Ontario Healthcare Workers

With Canada's housing bubble popping amid the collapse of the country's largest mortgage lender, it was no surprise that a bailout had been orchestrated, and now we know the source of the $1.5 billion 'loan' - 321,000 retired healthcare workers in Ontario.

As we noted yesterday, the stock of Home Capital Group cratered by over 60%, its biggest drop on record, after the company disclosed that it struck an emergency liquidity arrangement for a C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) credit line to counter evaporating deposits at terms that will leave the alternative mortgage lender unable to meet financial targets, and worse, may leave it insolvent in very short notice.

As part of this inevitable outcome, one which presages the company's eventual disintegration and likely liquidation, Bloomberg reported that the non-binding rescue loan with an unnamed counterparty will be secured by a portfolio of mortgage loans originated by Home Trust, the Toronto-based firm said in a statement Wednesday. Home Capital shares dropped by 61% in Toronto to the lowest since 2003, dragging down other home lenders.

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Liberal backbenchers vote against Trudeau, pass law banning genetic discrimination

Over the objection of their own government, dozens of Liberal backbenchers voted Wednesday night in favour of a bill banning genetic discrimination.

In voting for what is known as Bill S-201, the backbench Liberals, along with all Conservative, NDP and Green Party MPs made it a crime for, among other things, insurance companies to demand potential customers provide a DNA test in order to get a policy. Additionally, no company will be able to deny someone a job if they fail to have their genes tested.

Protection from discrimination because of an individual's genetic makeup will now be written into the Canadian Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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