“I was just so shocked when I got it, it was so graphic and so unexpected."
An overwhelmingly male echo-chamber of pundits, scholars, theologians, Catholic clergy and politicians is in an uproar, because Justin Trudeau directed the Liberal Party to adopt the status quo ante on women's health that has been settled law in Canada for decades. And who's not howling with outrage at Justin Trudeau's audacity in supporting women's access to abortion, or wringing their hands at his shocking breach of parliamentary conventions? Women, that's who.
Last week, Justin Trudeau declared he stands squarely with a woman's right to decide what's in her best interests. He has unambiguously made tangible the predominant consensus within the Liberal Party of Canada that a woman has the right to access abortion services if she so chooses. This position is in the very best tradition of sound evidence-based public policy. And as problematic as this may be for some, particularly those with strong religious dogmas, it affirms a central convention of Canadian democracy: The separation of individual religious conviction with the broader public interest.
The recent gulf between the Liberal Party and the Catholic Church has widened, as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau drew a clear
Former Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis says Justin Trudeau's unexpected announcement requiring all incoming Liberal members of
OTTAWA — Some federal Liberals who were just green lit to be candidates in 2015 were left wondering Thursday whether they