CBC columnist warns Trudeau that “poking the anti-abortion bear” is dangerous

By Jonathon Van Maren Trudeau and the abortion activists who triggered the whole Canada Summer Jobs “kerfuffle” may think that they’re out the woods, as the initial wave of condemnations from every quarter have slowed, and there is now just a steady trickle of stories detailing various churches, non-profits, and even municipalities which have been…

Over 80 religious leaders sign statement condemning Trudeau’s abortion attestation as backlash grows

By Jonathon Van Maren At a press conference earlier this afternoon, religious leaders came forward to demand that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals either scrap or change the new abortion attestation, in spite of sloppy attempts by the Employment Minister Patty Hajdu to clarify the attestation and assure faith groups that they could check the box and…

Condemnation of Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs program is nearly unanimous

By Jonathon Van Maren If someone had told me last year that Canadian editorial boards and media outlets right across the political spectrum and the country would be expressing nearly universal outrage at Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion attestation” into the Canada Summer Jobs application, I wouldn’t have believed it. I don’t think…

The backlash against Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs Program goes international

By Jonathon Van Maren Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion clause” into the application process for the Canada Summer Jobs Program has resulted in what the prime minister has called a “kerfuffle,” and the backlash to his decision is continuing to dog the Liberals. The BBC reported on the story to explain why it…

Canada’s state broadcaster admits that Trudeau is wrong–abortion is not a Charter right

By Jonathon Van Maren Canada’s state broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is known for being overtly left-wing. I’ve often had to cringe or glare at my radio while weaving through traffic, as some smarmy interviewer condescendingly demanded of some interviewee an explanation for some ideological heresy. During the debate on assisted suicide, it was accepted…