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Is Chapters Indigo playing politics with paperback release of The Armageddon Factor?

As I noted last week – Marci McDonald’s revised edition of The Armageddon Factor was released by Random House April 13, 2011. Being that it is a revised trade paperback which according to Random House is available, where is it? How come I can’t get a copy from Chapters Indigo? It’s a fair question I posed [...]

Vote Pray Serve.ca – Violating the Elections Act?

Who is behind this website? Vote Pray Serve was set up by a person or persons unknown on March 21, 2011, five days before the write was dropped  and according to Whois was registered by  Sibername Internet and Software Technologies Inc. The website states it is run by a group of volunteers who are soliciting [...]

Canada celebrates Israel: Christian Zionism and the election

Dennis Gruending. April 2011. Used by permission. All rights reserved. On day 12 of the federal election campaign Stephen Harper was in Markham, Ontario wooing immigrant voters. That same evening in Ottawa several hundred people gathered at a church called the Peace Tower on Bronson Avenue not far from Parliament Hill. There they pledged fealty [...]

News Digest June 18, 2010

A week after Pentecostals and Charismatics held a  First Nations ‘Forgiven‘ event in Ottawa, it’s like it never happened. The site, blogs and twitter have been silent. There is no word participants are working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Kenny Blacksmith of Gathering Nations International and star of the Ottawa event was appointed to [...]

Charles McVety and G-20.ca

Taxpayers are forking out 1 billion dollars to contain poltiicans during the G-8 and G-20 summits and The Conservative Party of Canada get’s cyber-squatted by Canada’s religious right. Whois: Domain name: g20.ca Domain status: EXIST Domain number: 2550364 Approval date: 2008/11/10 Renewal date: 2010/11/10 Updated date: 2009/11/13 via: Rick Mercer Update: The Galloping Beaver points [...]

Like a sneak peek at the book all Ottawa will be reading next week?

By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. It will be a long week for Ottawa’s Christian conservatives next week, thanks to former Maclean’s staffer Marci McDonald. And thanks to the fact that I have obtained her new book, The Armageddon Factor three days before its formal release on May 11, I can give [...]

News roundup December 19, 2009

Is it Boom times for PMO’s God Squad? Two of Canada’s religious TV channels have new CEO’s. Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. appointed Don Simmonds as CEO and chairman of the board in October. The press release released to ChristianWeek this week claims Simmonds was the founder of Clearnet. The charity founders two sons were finders [...]

Alberta – Court of Queen’s Bench rules anti gay letter not hate speech

In a 39 page ruling this week Justice E.C. Wilson of the court of Queen’s Bench gave the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission a sound legal thrashing in overturning a 2008 ruling that a 2002 letter to The Red Deer Advocate by Steven Boissoin misapplied provincial law.  The acerbic Colby Cosh in Macleans: The Charter of [...]

4MyCanada meets with MP’s

On November 16th, 2009 4MyCanada and NHOP  (see comments) held an appreciation reception for MP’s on Parliament Hill. According to Richard Long of NHOP – National House of Prayer Ottawa: Faytene Kryskow and her team did a wonderful job of sharing their hearts and creating an event of impact.  The highlight of the night was [...]

Canadian evangelical voting trends

By Dennis Gruending 2009. Used by permission. All rights reserved There is much speculation about when we will have a federal election in Canada. Columnist Sheila Copps, a former MP, predicts that it will be before the snow flies. For who will people identifying themselves as belonging to a religion cast their votes? This is [...]