OTTAWA – Conservative MP Garnet Genuis has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to condemn political violence after news of several incidences of assault against pro-life demonstrators.
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Fr. Andrew Hogan made history on July 8, 1974, becoming the first Roman Catholic priest to be elected to the House of Commons. Better known as Father Andy, he would serve two terms before losing in the 1980 election. He died in 2002. There have been two other priests who were MPs at the same time — Fr. Bob Ogle (NDP, 1979-84) and Fr. Raymond Gravel (Bloc Quebecois, 2006-08). In 1980, the Vatican banned priests from seeking political office, though bishops could grant special permission. The Register’s Dan Mothersill wrote about Hogan’s historic victory in the July 20, 1974 issue:


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OTTAWA – Euthanasia opponents and disability rights activists are uneasy about a process to liberalize Canada’s euthanasia law — a law which they say still lacks regulations and proper safeguards.

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OTTAWA – Anti-porn advocacy groups expressed disappointment in the report by the House of Commons health committee on the public health effects of violent and degrading pornography.

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OTTAWA – A public health strategy is necessary to combat violent online pornography, a House of Commons Health Committee was told.

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OTTAWA  – The House of Commons has passed a motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination, despite concerns about freedom of speech.

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OTTAWA – Conservative MP Arnold Viersen hopes Canada will launch a public health campaign against online violent pornography that will be as effective as the one against cigarette smoking.

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OTTAWA – A national palliative care framework is one step closer to reality after legislation passed second reading in the House of Commons on Jan. 31.

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OTTAWA – Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu had hoped her Bill C-277 calling for a national palliative care framework would pass before Christmas, but it appears she will have to wait until February.

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OTTAWA – The House of Commons unanimously passed a Conservative MP’s motion Dec. 8 instructing the Commons’ Health Committee to study the impact of violent online pornography.

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OTTAWA – A private member motion for a government study into the public impact of pornographic material that is readily available on the Internet has won all-party support.

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OTTAWA – The Justice Committee quickly approved transgender Bill C-16 and passed it back to the House of Commons Nov. 2 with no hearings or public consultation.

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OTTAWA — Help for Yazidis facing genocide and sex slavery by ISIS must not overshadow needs of other refugees elsewhere in the world, say refugee advocates.

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OTTAWA – REAL Women of Canada is drawing attention to discrimination Christians face by mounting a petition calling on the House of Commons to protect the religious beliefs and conscience rights of Christians.

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OTTAWA – The head of the Toronto archdiocese’s refugee office made an impassioned plea July 18 for Canada to to protect Yazidis and other vulnerable religious minorities.

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Luke Stocking: Inspiring words offer a simple message on poverty 

At first it may sound like a simplistic formula to give away one’s wealth and embrace poverty. It’s not, Luke Stocking writes.

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