Death notice of the Liberal Party.May 14, 2009, has come and gone. I know many of you will wonder why I mention this, as you did not read anything particular about this date in your newspapers or see any particular coverage on TV. The media silence has been deafening.
May 14th was the fortieth anniversary of Pierre Trudeau's legislation making abortion (and homosexual acts in private) legal in Canada. For the 12th year in a row pro-lifers in Ontario and Quebec participated in the March for Life on Parliament Hill, while in other provinces fellow workers have started to do the same in their provincial capitals. In Ottawa, despite the rain and gusts of wind which turned umbrellas inside out and almost blew away the young people holding street-wide banners, the spirit was great. The 2008 record of 8,000 marchers was replaced by 12,300 people this year, the large majority of them (75 to 80%) under 25 years of age. Those above that age included twelve Catholic bishops, including Cardinal Ouellet of Quebec City and the Archbishops of Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto, together with another eight bishops, including the retired bishop of Amos, Quebec
Amos (2006 Ville Population 12,584; UA Population 10,033; CA population 17,198) is a town in northwestern Quebec, Canada on the Harricana River. .
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, 140 people showed up including retired Archbishop Peter Sutton; in Regina, Saskatchewan, 700 people came, including Archbishop Daniel Bohan and bishops Legatt and Bayda of Saskatoon Saskatoon (săskətn`), city (1991 pop. 186,058), S central Sask., Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ; in Edmonton, Alberta, 400 people joined with the four bishops of Alberta; in Victoria, British Columbia British Columbia, province (2001 pop. 3,907,738), 366,255 sq mi (948,600 sq km), including 6,976 sq mi (18,068 sq km) of water surface, W Canada. Geography
, 2,000 pro-lifers with Archbishop Miller and the bishops of Victoria, Kamloops and Westminster.
In the East, in New Brunswick New Brunswick, province, Canada
New Brunswick, province (2001 pop. 729,498), 28,345 sq mi (73,433 sq km), including 519 sq mi (1,345 sq km) of water surface, E Canada. the 400 witnesses to life from conception to natural death included 18 Members of the provincial Legislative Assembly (MLAs) as well as the Bishop of St. John, Robert Harris Robert Harris may refer to:
350, for a grand-total well over 16,000.
The media, as mentioned, were silent despite efforts to bring them on stream. Campaign Life Toronto called several contacts at the CBC (1) (Cell Broadcast Center) See cell broadcast.
(2) (Cipher Block Chaining) In cryptography, a mode of operation that combines the ciphertext of one block with the plaintext of the next block. . By accident a CBC interior memo reached these contacts which instructed employees not to answer return calls "as the event is of no consequence." So much for the atheist view.
In Ottawa the day opened with church services, for Catholics at Notre Dame Cathedral with 900 faithful, with an overflow crowd of 300 in the basement, and another 800 people at St. Patrick's Basilica. The day concluded with the customary Rose dinner for 1000 in the main dining hall and 250 in another room. There, the large majority again were young pro-lifers. Salt and Light TV recorded the day for a DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. presentation to be shown sometime in July.
In Ontario, there was indeed no coverage of the March at all. There was one small photo in Toronto's free paper Metro, and a very tiny piece with an equally tiny insignificant photo of three people shouting, in the Ottawa Citizen. That was it!
There were two articles, one in the National Post by Michael Coren and one by Gloria Galloway in the Globe and Mail on the same date as the March itself, May 14.
Coren recalled some basic facts about the pre-born child and the mother (the two have different DNAs) and noted that in eleven years of the March for Life not a single act of violence had taken place, with the crowds singing and praying.
The Globe headed its article "Forty years later, abortion debate rages on," with the subtitle, "On anniversary of procedure's legalization LEGALIZATION. The act of making lawful.
2. By legalization, is also understood the act by which a judge or competent officer authenticates a record, or other matter, in order that the same may be lawfully read in evidence. Vide Authentication. in Canada, thousands expected to protest on Parliament Hill." It then accompanied the story with a 1984 photo of a smiling Henry Morgentaler and a dozen supporters shouting and waving their hands in the air (presumably pre·sum·a·ble
That can be presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition: presumable causes of the disaster. after Morgentaler's acquittal by a jury of opening an abortuary in Toronto. It was, of course, illegal but the jury had been cleverly pre-selected by Morgentaler's lawyer Morris Manning).
On the following day, May 15, the National Post printed a large photo of a section of the crowd in rain gear and umbrellas. One day after that, May 16, Rory Leishman, columnist of the London Free Press The London Free Press is a daily newspaper based in London, Ontario, Canada.
The London Free Press began as the Canadian Free Press, founded by William Sutherland in 1847. It first began printing as a weekly newspaper in 1849. , was able to publish a well-written commentary on the 40th anniversary in that paper under the title "Social chaos awaits unless Parliament restores restraint." He emphasized future disastrous social and economic consequences of divorce, abortion and contraceptives all enacted by the "great" Pierre Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet.
Let me close on a Liberal note. On May 13, Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff issued the statement:
"It is the longstanding view of the liberal Party of Canada Liberal Party of Canada
One of the two major Canadian political parties. It originated in two reformist opposition groups, Rouges and Clear Grits, that emerged in the mid-19th century in what are now the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, respectively. that women must have the right to choose and this party will take no step that limits, or opens the door to limiting access to safe medical services for women across Canada."
I will not now comment on "right to choose" and "safe medical services," after three and a half million babies have been slaughtered and tens of thousands of women still suffer from the after-effects. It seems to me that Ignatieff has just written the death notice of the Liberal Party.
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