On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, remember that the Civil Rights Movement was a Christian one

By Jonathon Van Maren Every year, organizations and activists of every stripe greet Martin Luther King Jr. Day by expressing why his work inspires them and how King’s legacy is being carried on. Increasingly, King is made out to be a secular hero who championed “progressive” causes, and social media is flooded with assertions that…

Here’s just a few organizations impacted by Trudeau’s new ideological purity test

By Jonathon Van Maren On the way to work today, I listened to Annamaria Tremonte of CBC’s The Current grill Trudeau’s employment minister, Patricia Hadju, on her government’s recent decision to insert an attestation of support for abortion into the Canada Summer Jobs grant application process. Tremonte pointed out that many organizations, including those who…

Canada’s most vulnerable people pay the price for Trudeau’s ideological demands

By Jonathon Van Maren The backlash against the new Liberal requirement that organizations sign off on an “attestation” of support for abortion in order to get funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program continues, with the latest developments being covered by Licia Corbella in the Calgary Herald: Stephen Wile, CEO of the Christian aid organization The…

Canada Summer Jobs Backlash: Justin Trudeau is realizing how many pro-life Canadians there are

By Jonathon Van Maren When it was announced several weeks ago that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government had decided to insist on an “attestation” from all organizations and non-profits applying for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program—an attestation that indicated that group’s support for abortion and transgenderism, among other things—I noted that although the Liberals…

Thalidomide survivors accuse federal minister of saying their deaths would be good for the government

By Jonathon Van Maren I actually missed this story from last month—and if it is true, it is pretty appalling. Apparently, a number of thalidomide survivors met with Kent Hehr, the federal minister for persons with disabilities, on October 19–and he took the opportunity to make some truly ugly remarks (which he either flatly denies…

Woman requests female nurse for cervical exam–and gets bearded man

By Jonathon Van Maren As I’ve written time and time again, people are just beginning to discover that the transgender revolution will, in fact, have deeply personal implications for almost everyone—and that people who previously thought themselves to be open-minded and liberal people are abruptly finding out that by the new standards, they are hateful…

White House Divided: How social conservatives gained a foothold in the Trump Administration

By Jonathon Van Maren As Year One of the Trump Administration draws to a close, the predictable report cards are coming in. Progressives are predicting he’ll implode or be impeached and paint his first year as an unmitigated disaster, maintaining the shrill tone they inaugurated during his candidacy. Most conservatives see his presidency so far…