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Archive for June, 2009

OPP investigate voter suppression in Ontario PC leadership race

Opps. The Ontario Conservative Party is holding it’s leadership convention  June 27th and the leadership race now contends with a criminal investigation. Steven Taylor of the Blogging Tories has the documentation of the alleged voter suppression. (the fake letter is based on this) A few weeks ago during a leadership campaign debate Frank Klees (MPP Newmarket-Aurora)  made a statement he had [...]

Development and Peace under attack by Catholic right

Dennis Gruending The Canadian Catholic aid agency Development and Peace (D_P) has come under attack recently from right wing Catholics in English Canada and the United States. The allegations, frequently repeated, became something of a feeding frenzy beginning in March. The claim is that D_P provides money to non-government organizations in Mexico that condone and [...]

Canadian religious attitudes

Douglas Todd at The Search breaks down a recent Angus Reid Strategies poll which looks at what Canadians think about religious diversity.

100 Huntley Street/Crossroads, alleged ponzi scheme timeline

While I’m not quite sure how Crossroads Christian Communications falls under ‘religious right’ other than a few forays into politics, I’ve posted the information regarding the company taking a significant economic hit because of  affinity fraud. There have been a lot of comments defending 100 Huntley Street.  I’m not saying over the years the show [...]

Ron and Reynold Mainse removed from 100 Huntley Street, victims of ponzi scheme?

The board of directors at the largest religious broadcast company in Canada have relieved the sons of founder David Mainse of their responsibilities until further notice. Ron Mainse is the director of broadcast interests at Crossroads, and was co-host of the flagship show 100 Huntley Street. His brother Reynold also hosted at 100 Huntley Street [...]

News roundup June 2, 2009

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, has had his resignation from the Order of Canada officially approved. Turcotte objected to Dr. Henry Morgentaler receiving the Order last summer saying he was a questionable person who cheapened the order. His resignation was published in the Canada Gazette on Sunday. It was accepted by [...]

Someone else who gets it

JJ: unrepentant old hippie The NatPo’s Colby Cosh understands why the anti-abortion “movement” and its ongoing campaign of protests and virulent, poisonous rhetoric that targeted and demonized Dr. Tiller for over a decade, shares at least some collective culpability in his death: …Jim Hughes, president of our own Campaign Life Coalition, said that “Those of [...]

Vancouver Sun writer wins prestigious award

Douglas Todd of The Vancouver Sun has won another award for religious writing. Todd placed second (out of 6000 writers) in the opinion category of American Academy of Religion  in 2009 and was praised for:   taking on tough topics, adding he “dissects conventional wisdom and offers a new perspective.” Along with writing for The Vancouver Sun he [...]