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…

The last Christian monarch

By Jonathon Van Maren Like millions of others, I took a few moments on Christmas Day to watch Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas address—the sixtieth time this address has been televised. And as usual, the Queen took the opportunity to use this address to the nation to highlight her personal faith, saying that, “We remember the…

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…

Trudeau Government forced to settle with pro-life groups over denial of grant funding

By Jonathon Van Maren As most of you will already know, the Trudeau government recently announced that any organization or business that wishes to apply to the Canada Summer Jobs Program must first prove their eligibility by submitting an “attestation” that affirms their organization’s support of abortion, transgenderism, and a laundry list of other progressive…