Opposition Leaves Maverick Tories Hanging

Opposition Leaves Maverick Tories Hanging

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  04.17.2013
OTTAWA - The silence of opposition parties as Conservative backbenchers plead for greater freedom to speak their minds during a period...
'Muzzled' Tories Make Progress

'Muzzled' Tories Make Progress

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  03.27.2013
OTTAWA - There are few quiet moments in a House of Commons committee, but one pregnant pause spoke volumes about the tensions and discomfort...
Pro-Life Tory MP Says Own Party Shut Him Down

Pro-Life Tory MP Says Own Party Shut Him Down

03.26.2013
A Conservative MP wants the Speaker to rule on who controls the precious few minutes MPs have to make members' statements after he says...
No Shock Tactic Should Disrupt Free Speech

No Shock Tactic Should Disrupt Free Speech

03.15.2013
It is sadly becoming normal for guest speakers to be disrespected in places that we call "higher learning." Dressed as a vagina, Ethan...

Anti-Abortion MP Heckled By Protester Dressed As Vagina

03.15.2013
A lecture by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth came to an abrupt and bizarre end at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday night. Protesters...
Tory MPs Keep Debate Alive

Tory MPs Keep Debate Alive

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  11.19.2012
OTTAWA - It's been two months since the House of Commons rejected a controversial abortion-related motion, but Conservative MPs are using...
Spike In Canadian Support For Unrestricted Abortion

Spike In Canadian Support For Unrestricted Abortion

Michael Bolen  11.19.2012
Support for unrestricted abortion is up significantly in the wake of a renewed debate over the issue in Canada and the United States, according...
Tory MP Blasted Over Event With Gay Cure Activist

Tory MP Blasted Over Event With Gay Cure Activist

Michael Bolen  10. 5.2012
Stephen Woodworth faced criticism Friday in Question Period over a scheduled appearance at an event with Michel Lizotte, an activist known...
My Motion Got Stuck on One Word:

My Motion Got Stuck on One Word: "Abortion"

10. 2.2012
The word "abortion" seemed to cast a hypnotic spell over MPs who spoke against Motion 312 in the Parliamentary debate, causing them to...
Rona Ambrose's Vote Sucker-Punched Women

Rona Ambrose's Vote Sucker-Punched Women

09.28.2012
Wednesday evening was a perilous moment for every person with a uterus in Canada and elsewhere. In a country where we are applauded for...

Rona Ambrose May Have a Point, But Abortion Is No Answer

09.27.2012
A lot has been made of Rona Ambrose's support for Motion 312, and her justification that she has concerns about sex selection abortion....
Motion 312: How B.C. MPs Voted

Motion 312: How B.C. MPs Voted

Jesse Ferreras  09.27.2012
Most British Columbia MPs voted down a controversial motion to reopen a debate on when human life begins, but the only members from the...
Pro-Choice or Pro-Life, Canada Needs a Clear Ruling on Abortion

Pro-Choice or Pro-Life, Canada Needs a Clear Ruling on Abortion

09.26.2012
One of the most contentious issues facing the 41st Parliament is Motion 312. My feelings on the abortion issue are complex and have evolved...
Cabinet Cracks On Definition Of Life Vote

Cabinet Cracks On Definition Of Life Vote

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  09.26.2012
OTTAWA - The prime minister was among the majority of MPs that helped defeat a Conservative MP's pro-life motion Wednesday, but ten of...
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