By Faye Sonier This morning, pro-life blogger Pat Maloney announced that she’s taking the Government of Ontario to court over its suppression of abortion data. In January 2012, the Ontario government quietly passed an amendment to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). As a result of the amendment individuals are no… Read More

By Don Hutchinson Yesterday was a remarkable day in the world of Canadian societal principles and values. While I was absorbed by appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Bedford (prostitution) case, the court issued a media release noting it will hear the appeal in the Loyola High School v. Attorney General of… Read More

By Don Hutchinson This week in Ottawa has been a roller coaster for social conservatives (socons) and theological conservatives (theocons). While people who fit in those camps often find alignment with capital “C” political Conservatives, the upper case and lower case “c” distinctions are significant as many also align with Liberals and New Democrats. For… Read More

The following media release has today been issued by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada March 21, 2013 OTTAWA – “The decision made today to declare Motion M-408 as non-votable by Parliament is lamentable,” explains Faye Sonier, Legal Counsel with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. “The motion calling on Parliament to condemn the practice of sex-selection pregnancy… Read More

I’m a Canadian Evangelical Christian who has gay family members and friends. Normally, that’s no big deal or any kind of badge of honour. However, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, has publicly declared on more than one occasion in recent days that my beliefs are “un-Canadian.” On that point… Read More

By Faye Sonier In Saturday’s Bushwhackers embarrass PM piece, Sun Media’s National Editorial Writer Mark Bonokoski proves that you don’t need facts to write an opinion article. He labels three Members of Parliament, Maurice Vellacott, Leon Benoit and Wladyslaw Lizon “obviously stupid bushwhackers” for having asked the RCMP to investigate late-term abortions as homicides. Had… Read More

By Faye Sonier Parliament clearly expressed its will in 2010 when Members of Parliament voted resoundingly against a bill which sought to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Supreme Court of Canada plainly ruled against the practices in the 1993 Rodriguez case, in which it found Parliament’s jurisdiction and legislation in this area to be… Read More

By Don Hutchinson “People who are ruled by their desires think only of themselves.” Thinking about some of the headline news stories of the past few days, I found myself reflecting on this translation of these words penned by Paul of Tarsus in a letter he wrote to friends in Rome nearly two thousand years… Read More

By Don Hutchinson I have great respect for Canada’s First Nations peoples. There are many first nations – nearly 60. They comprise communities of peoples that are like Canada’s other communities in that they are people whose economic status runs the range from impoverished to affluent. And yet, unlike most of Canada’s other communities there… Read More

Originally published in Faith Today, November/December 2012 By Don Hutchinson The season of Advent is soon upon us. In a matter of weeks Christians worldwide will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Being from the true north strong and free, I was raised with snow, a tree and gifts as key to my celebration. My… Read More