Mark Warawa

Tory MP Rebels Against Harper Government 'Muzzling'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA — The winter sitting of Parliament got off to a subdued start Monday, with the fiercest attack on the government coming from one of its own C...

There's No Excuse for Inciting Fear of Others

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Mark Taliano, the author of the blog, Canada's Hidden Fundamentalism, is a fear-monger telling us that we're about to be overrun by crazy Christian f...

The Week In Review: Between Ariel Castro and Tory Backbenchers, We Can't Avoid an Abortion Debate

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 07.11.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

The prosecutor in the Cleveland kidnappings case has revealed that he may seek aggravated murder charges against the alleged captor, Ariel Castro, because Castro is accused of repeatedly beating and starving one of the women in order to force several miscarriages. This particular detail has caused quite the stir because it casts a fetus in the role of a murder victim, which makes many pro-choice advocates profoundly uncomfortable. I think it's for the same reasons that expressing opposition to sex-selective abortion raises such anxiety here in Canada: It forces people to focus on the fetus rather than the mother.

Sex-Selective Abortion Key To Protest

CBC | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Politicians, activists and others who want to see limits on abortion are using new arguments to make their case, adopting language usually used by hum...

Harper Silencing Anti-Abortion Protesters?

CBC | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Organizers of this year's March for Life events were on Parliament Hill Wednesday accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of shutting down any form of ...

Tory Backbenchers To Test Ministers

CBC | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Politics

All eyes this week will be on at least two Conservative backbench MPs who say they are prepared to challenge their own ministers in the Commons, follo...

Free Speech Motion DEFEATED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Liberal motion aimed at enhancing freedom of speech in the House of Commons was defeated Thursday.The motion failed by a vote of 150 to 96....

MPs Try Luck By Jumping To Their Feet In House

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Despite having been suddenly given the green light to stand up and speak without political sanction in the House of Commons, MPs weren't exac...

Speaker Eases MP 'Muzzle'

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn and John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Speaker of the House of Commons has cleared the way for a bit of free-for-all politicking prior to the daily question period.Andrew Schee...

Trudeau Comes To Aid Of Tory MPs

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is riding to the rescue of Conservative backbenchers who feel they're being muzzled by stifling party discipline imposed by Pr...

Opposition Leaves Maverick Tories Hanging

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The silence of opposition parties as Conservative backbenchers plead for greater freedom to speak their minds during a period reserved for MP...

Rogue MP To Swap Abortion Motion With Sex Offender Bill

CBC | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Mark Warawa is dropping his bid for a vote on his motion to condemn sex-selective abortion, an issue that caused several MPs to split ...

Another Tory Joins Backbench Revolt

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Another Conservative caucus meeting is expected to be dominated Wednesday by the divisive subject of an MP's freedom to speak in Parliament w...

Warawa's Mind Is Made Up

CBC | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Mark Warawa says he'll announce tomorrow whether he will appeal to the House over a decision that killed his anti-abortion motion, as ...

More Tories Join Backbench Revolt

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A two-week parliamentary break seems to have done nothing to quell a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers against what they describe as sti...

Tory Caucus Unrest Not Calming Down

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If Prime Minister Stephen Harper was hoping the Easter break would quiet down his restless caucus, a fresh group of MPs made it clear Thursda...

Harper's Dilemma

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Former MP Paul Szabo remembers the day he jammed a stick in the spokes of his own majority Liberal government's bill on reproductive technolo...

'Muzzled' Tories Make Progress

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - There are few quiet moments in a House of Commons committee, but one pregnant pause spoke volumes about the tensions and discomfort on Parlia...

Not All Abortions Are Born Equal

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

There is no justification for aborting a fetus because one simply doesn't like its sex. Unfortunately, however, those who often elect to have abortions based on the sex of the fetus do not do so out of whimsy; rather, their decision is based upon cultural backwardness. These types of abortions do nothing to strengthen cultures. They weaken them, and allow them to continue to operate in a barbarically chauvinistic mindset that might have had its time in the Middle Ages, but today, is absolutely repugnant; especially in Canada.

WATCH: Rae Suggests MPs Dress Like Pandas To Get PM's Attention

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Politics

If backbench MPs want to get more attention from Stephen Harper they might want to take a page out of the panda playbook. That's what interim Liber...

Harper Faces Mini-Revolt Over Alleged 'Muzzling'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A growing contingent of Conservative MPs lashed out at their own government Tuesday in a rare show of rebellion against the party discipline ...

Pro-Life Tory MP Says Own Party Shut Him Down

CBC | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

A Conservative MP wants the Speaker to rule on who controls the precious few minutes MPs have to make members' statements after he says he was denied ...

Tories Nip Abortion Motion In The Bud

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP's bid to have Parliament condemn the practice of sex-selective abortion has been short-circuited.A House of Commons sub-com...

Say Hello To Canada's New Debate On Abortion

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If Canadians thought the last House of Commons debate around abortion was contentious, the next one is shaping up to be even more complicated...

WATCH: Tory MP Pushes New Abortion Motion On Day Of The Girl

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Tory MP Mark Warawa is taking time on the UN's first-ever International Day of the Girl to promote his Motion 408 to condemn sex-selective abortion. ...