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Tory MP Drops Bid To Force Vote On Abortion

CBC | Kady O'Malley, CBC News | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

If you listen carefully, you may be able to hear a quiet collective sigh of relief emanating from Langevin Block this week, as the prime minister&apos...

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...

Conservative MP Cries Foul

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

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP says an independent member of the Saskatchewan boundaries commission denigrated the process of redrawing the electoral map...

Group Of Tory MPs Want Some Abortions Investigated As Homicides

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says while some of his Conservative MPs may not agree, abortion is legal in Canada.Harper made the comments while under ...

Why Is Canada Rewarding Anti-Abortion Activists?

Nick Van der Graaf | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Van der Graaf

The awarding of the Queen's Jubilee medal to two chronic clinic harassers is a travesty. Linda Gibbons, 65, and Mary Wagner, 39, have been given medals for repeatedly attempting to invade abortion clinics and "counsel" patients not to end their pregnancies. They are regularly sent to jail for their actions. They are also assiduously cultivating public martyrdom.

Tory MP 'Crossed The Line' Awarding Anti-Abortion Activists: Rae

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP who recommended a Diamond Jubilee medal to a jailed anti-abortion crusader could be breaking the law himself, interim Liber...

Do These Anti-Abortion Activists Deserve Recognition?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

To run into the waiting room of an abortion clinic and pummel patients with dogma is not a good idea. Yet, two women, Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons, have been awarded Diamond Jubilee medals for doing just that. For two "activists" to be rewarded for attacking women when they're at their weakest, their most vulnerable, and on top of that say that these two women are "heroines for humanity" is one of the most backwards things I have heard in recent times.

Tory MP Rewards Convicted Anti-Abortion Activists With Jubilee Medals

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The tough-on-crime Conservative cabinet is taking a hands-off approach to a Diamond Jubilee medal being awarded to a repeat offender jailed f...

Tory Blames Elections Canada For Robocalls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative backbencher is suggesting Elections Canada may be partly to blame in the robocalls affair for giving political parties flawed ...

Two More Tory MPs Attack Planned Parenthood Grant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two more Tory MPs are taking swipes at the International Planned Parenthood Foundation.One claims the group conned the government when it app...