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The unspeakable link between family stability and prosperity

Andrea Mrozek | 02 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, family structure, wealth
The first step to solving a problem is recognising that one exists.

Entrenching a ‘duty to do wrong’ in medicine

Sean Murphy | 25 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, conscience, freedom of conscience
Canadian government is funding a project to suppress freedom of conscience and religion

Quebec gears up for a momentous election

Margaret Somerville | 24 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Parti Quebecois, secularism
By supporting both euthanasia and secularism, the Parti Québécois threatens to tear Canada apart.

Why euthanasia slippery slopes can’t be prevented

Margaret Somerville | 05 March 2014 | CAREFUL! |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec, slippery slope

Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?

Sean Murphy | 27 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, contraception
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.

Fact-checking claims of “well regulated euthanasia”

Margaret Somerville | 24 February 2014 | CAREFUL! |
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, Quebec

Quebec should beware of euthanasia

Margaret Somerville | 18 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Respect for life is more than a Christian bias. It is a foundational value of all human societies.

The naming of parts - for five-year-olds

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 December 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Canada, New Zealand, sex education

Euthanasia puts the elderly at risk

Irene Ogrizek | 29 October 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, euthanasia
Legalisation contaminates the caring ethic and compromises our ability to trust doctors.

Does same-sex parenting really make “no difference”?

Douglas W. Allen | 10 October 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
After crunching census data, a Canadian economist has found that children in same-sex homes are worse off educationally.

Is Quebec creating a secular utopia?

Margaret Somerville | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, laïcité, Quebec, secularism
Has the Parti Québécois reflected on the dismal record of utopian thinking in the 20th Century?

Keep it at home and hidden in a closet

Margaret Somerville | 27 August 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, Quebec
The Quebec government is waging a war on religion.

So much for the rights of the child

Blaise Joseph | 14 July 2013 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Canada, same-sex parenting

Fertility decreases for third year in a row in Canada

Shannon Roberts | 11 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Canada, Economics, Fertility
New figures from Statistics Canada show that fertility there has decreased for the third year in a row. It hasn’t been above the replacement level of 2.1 children since 1971, and was just 1.61 children per women in 2011.

More than enough love to go around

Maria Irizar | 25 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: big families, Canada, motherhood
As long as we're on the topic of big families, how does a mother of sixteen cope?

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