As the storm over the fate of refugees intensifies in the United States, Canada’s churches are deliberating whether or not to take the federal government to court to pull Canada out of its Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.

Law censoring abortion statistics impairs freedoms, court hears

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OTTAWA – There were almost twice as many abortions performed in Ontario in 2014 than were officially reported, according to court documents.

MP: CBC column on mass shooters ‘scandalous slander’ against Christians

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OTTAWA – Conservative MP Garnett Genuis has written to the CBC Ombudsman to register a complaint regarding a column and tweets that blame mass murders in Canada on white Christian men.

Archdiocese launches conscience campaign to protect doctors

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As Catholic doctors and other conscientious objectors face discipline that could include losing their medical license, the Archdiocese of Toronto has launched an eight-week campaign to promote “robust conscience protection” for health care workers.

Canadian organizations ready to resist the ‘Trump effect’ on climate justice

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OTTAWA – Canadian organizations concerned about climate justice are preparing to resist any “Trump effect” on the environment.

Palliative care bill passes second reading, clears another hurdle

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OTTAWA – A national palliative care framework is one step closer to reality after legislation passed second reading in the House of Commons on Jan. 31.

Long time diabetes activist, Serge Langlois, given top job at D&P

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In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, diabetes activist Serge Langlois was trying to get life-saving insulin, syringes and other medications into the Caribbean nation.

Quebec bishop worries euthanasia could be seen as moral obligation

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VALLEYFIELD, Quebec – Even though medical assistance in dying has been legal in Quebec for almost a year and in Canada for a few months, Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield has not yet come to terms with this new reality. To him, medically assisted death is just plain euthanasia.

Quebec Muslims: Intolerance was already on the rise prior to deadly mosque shooting

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TORONTO – Bullet holes and blood splatter still marked the walls. Carpets were stained. Even shoes and boots, removed before prayers and lined up, stood abandoned.

O'Connor's funeral business stays true to its principles

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To Paul O’Connor, family has always been at the centre of the funeral business.

Keystone XL pipeline opponents want decision reviewed

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EDMONTON – In light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s go-ahead for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian environmentalists are urging Ottawa to take another look at the controversial project it approved seven years ago.