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Institute of Marriage and Family Canada

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Daily Roundup for April 22

The government of Alberta is refusing to permit employees to list their same-sex spouses as, well, spouses – they must be registered in the more limited category of “benefit partner.” Treasury Board president Lloyd Snelgrove says his government has “no intention of changing the definition of spouse to include people in same-sex marriages.” (h/t Slap [...]

Daily Roundup for April 21, 2009

Dave Quist of the Focus on the Family Canada-funded think tank the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, discussed here and by Terrible Depths, recently criticized online dating sites for harming women, explaining that orgasms make women fall in love and therefore must take care not to have them with the wrong men. Ottawa journalist [...]

Religious Right 101: Marci McDonald Takes On the “Theo-Cons”

I doubt she thought it would end up this way, but I think the best online primer on the religious right in Canada is still Marci McDonald’s 2006 article in The Walrus, “Stephen Harper and the Theo-Cons: The Rising Clout of Canada’s Religious Right.” McDonald explores the connections between the Christian right, a growing array [...]

The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada

Terrible Depths The Religious Right, Stephen Harper and The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada Gary Goodyear’s suggestion that evolution was a theological issue of faith got several bloggers, including myself, interested in the growing influence of the religious right in Canadian politics. At the time of the comments, bloggers hit the roof. The issue [...]