BILL C-16 PASSES THROUGH HOUSE OF COMMONS
Sadly, MPs voted to pass federal Bill C-16 this past Friday, bringing us closer to men being permitted in all female spaces in Canada and potentially forcing Canadians to use pronouns such as “Ze”, “Zir”, “Xe”, and “Xim”.
This bill has been rushed through the legislative process; After being introduced on May 17th, Bill C-16 passed easily through a vote in the House of Commons on October 18th and went on to be studied by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights…[Click here to read the full article].
In just 10 days our next delegation will head to Parliament to impact our national leaders. This year’s team is vibrant and has already booked over 60 sit down meetings with MPs and Senators (we expect even more to be booked in the next 10 days)!
In these meetings the young adults will speak to our leaders about important issues like freedom of religion/conscience in Canada, first nations issues, parental rights, Canada’s relationship to Israel, assisted suicide, porn, abortion and more. (Scroll down to see pictures of meetings from previous delegations.)
We expect the team to have a great impact on our leaders as they ask them to stand for Biblical values and pray for them in their Parliamentary offices.
We are writing today because we need your help…[Click here to read the full article].
TWU WINS AGAINST BC LAW SOCIETY
Trinity Western University is celebrating a big win in British Columbia as the provincial Court of Appeals has upheld a previous Supreme Court decision to support the University.
As many of you know, TWU has been battling law societies in B.C., Ontario and Nova Scotia that refused to give accreditation to the school’s future law graduates because of the community covenant agreement that TWU students sign, which includes the pledge to reserve sexual intimacy for marriage between a man and woman.
Thus, this case has become as much about the defence of diversity, pluralism and freedom in Canada as it is about the school or its graduates…[Click here to read the full article].
This day is a powerful day.
It is the day we remember those who have given their lives in the past, and those who are giving their lives in the present, for our security and freedom.
Please join us in praying for our beloved war vets, soldiers and their families today.
“Jesus thank You for those who have served, and are serving, in our national forces. For those who are still alive with us today we ask that You would protect them, comfort them and anoint them for their task. Grant their leadership wisdom we pray. Uphold and comfort their families in their absence and bring those who are away from home back again safely we pray…[Click here to read the full article].
HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO ELECT PRO-LIFE CPC PARTY LEADER
The Leader of a political party has immense influence over a number of factors, including the party’s platform, policy, and caucus, and personally approves each and every party election candidate.
The opportunity to elect a new leader to one of Canada’s primary federal parties only comes once every 12-15 years. Such an opportunity is coming to us in the Spring of 2017 when the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) will elect its new party leader!..[Click here to read the full article].
UNITED STATES ELECTIONS HAPPENING NOV. 8TH
On November 8th, the U.S. will be electing their next president, as well as the United States Congress, House of Representatives and Senate. This is a hugely significant event for our closest neighbours and will have tremendous impact on Canada and many other nations around the world.
In fact, many have said that these are the most important US elections ever.
Among other key matters, and perhaps most significantly, the next President of the United States will elect 3-4 new Supreme Court Justices…[Click here to read the full article].
WEDNESDAY’S VOTE ON BILL C-225:
It is with great disappointment that we report that Cassie and Molly’s Law was voted down in the House of Commons Wednesday night and Bill C-225 is now considered “dead”.
The final vote was 209 nays to 76 votes in support of sending the Bill to the committee stage to be studied and revised. The entire Liberal, NDP and Bloc parties voted against the bill, as did three Conservative Party members, including CPC leadership candidate Michael Chong…
[Click here to read the full article].
“BATHROOM BILL” TO BE DEBATED THIS WEEK
The government has scheduled a second reading of Bill C-16 for Tuesday, October 18th. Introduced in May, Bill C-16 would add the terms ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ to the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code, and make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of these two categories.
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
This bill will put a large number of Canadians in danger. Males of any age will have the legal right to share the same bathrooms and change rooms used by our young daughters…
[Click here to read the full article].
CANADIAN TEAM IDENTIFIES PERSECUTED YAZIDIS: Since the start of the Yazidi genocide in Iraq at the hands of ISIS, about 500,000 peiuople have been displaced, thousands of men have been killed, and countless women and children have been abducted, raped and sold into sex slavery.
In a recent mission to identify Iraq’s most vulnerable and persecuted individuals, a coalition including Rev. Majed El Shafie of OFWI and MPs Rachael Harder & Hon. Tony Clement identified around 400 Yazidis who have escaped the unimaginable brutality of ISIS and who are now highly at-risk refugees in their own country…[Click here to read the full article].
BILL’S 2ND HOUR OF DEBATE STILL TO COME…
Cassie and Molly’s Law was scheduled to see its second hour of debate in the House of Commons yesterday, October 5th. However, the debate was cancelled due to an extraordinary number of votes & will take place within the next 10 sitting days. This means we will still see C-225 debated this month.
BONUS TIME TO HAVE AN EVEN GREATER IMPACT
We consider this extension a blessed opportunity as it allows each of us extra time to contact our Members of Parliament and also to get our friends on board with the various support campaigns taking place…[Click here to read the full article].
Announcing: New video regarding this year’s MYC delegation going to Parliament. Taking applications until Oct. 7th.
WE NEED A LAW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN…LET’S DO IT TOO!!
Yesterday our friends at We Need A Law issued a call to support Molly’s Law (C-225) through a social media campaign over the next few days. We thought it was such a great idea that we wanted to let you know about it so we can all be a part!…
[Click here to read the full article].
These are exciting times in Canada and we have a number of important organizations, events and opportunities we wanted to invite you to be part of!
CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
RIDE FOR REFUGE FUNDRAISER – OCT. 1ST
A biking/walking fundraiser event called Ride for Refuge is happening October 1st in various cities all across Canada. The event supports a number of organizations aimed at fighting human trafficking, including one of our favourites, the Joy Smith Foundation.
We invite all of you to participate in the event location nearest you…
[Click here to read the full article].
GROUNDBREAKING FILM ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF PORN
Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. The goal of the project is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.
We are excited about the release of this powerful documentary and believe that it will be instrumental in exposing the dangers of pornography and in urging Parliamentarians to implement safeguards against it…[Click here to read the full article].
Electoral reform is a top issue MY Canada will continue to watch this fall. Our position is simple: Changing such a fundamental aspect of our democracy as how we vote for and elect our officials must be put to a referendum in which all Canadians get a say.
However, the Government continues to refuse to hold one.
Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryem Monsef has repeatedly stated that her team and the committee are working to hear from all Canadians on this issue and also that the government is prepared to go with what the majority of Canadians want…[Click here to read the full article].
If you have a passion for Canada, love God and would like the opportunity to be a part of a nation-impacting mission trip then we have exciting news for you!
This November 20th-26th, MY Canada will be taking our next team of young adults to Ottawa. Members of this delegation will receive thorough training on how to impact our national leaders and have an opportunity to meet with 70+ Members of Parliament and Senators to pray for them & share with them about issues they are passionate about…[Click here to read the full article].
GOVERNMENT & MPS PREPARE FOR RETURN TO PARLIAMENT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet Ministers recently met in Sudbury, Ontario to prepare for the fall session of Parliament and to discuss government strategy on a number of issues. Parliament is set to sit again for the fall session beginning on September 19th.
ISSUES TO WATCH IN FALL 2016
Key issues that we will be following in the coming months include:…[Click here to read full article].
ELECTORAL REFORM COMING TO CANADA
As part of his election campaign, Justin Trudeau pledged that 2015 would be Canada’s last federal election under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system.
Throughout the summer months, an all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) has been busy meeting to determine how Canadians will elect their government; Examining the various types of voting systems, considering the addition of online and/or mandatory voting, hearing and questioning witnesses, welcoming input from the public and discussing the idea of lowering the voting age to 16.
Many options are being explored. However, the Liberal government refuses to put this to a referendum, despite the fact that a referendum is the most robust, inclusive consultation process at our disposal….[Click here to read the full article].
Trinity Western University continues to contend for its constitutional freedoms of association, conscience, religion and expression currently being challenged by law societies in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Prior to this year, Appeals Courts ruled in favour of TWU in B.C. and Nova Scotia, and against TWU in Ontario. These decisions were recently appealed in each province and it seems the battle is headed to the Supreme Court in the near future.
TWU’S ONTARIO DEFEAT
The Ontario Court of Appeals ruled on June 29th that the province’s law society was reasonable in their decision to withhold accreditation from TWU students. The court acknowledged that TWU’s freedom of religion WAS infringed upon but ruled that it was justified! Not only is this disappointing but also deeply concerning as it demonstrates that our Chartered freedom of religion has become secondary to the demands of the LGBTQ community in Ontario….[Click here to read the full article].
Influence Canada From the Very Top!
Are you a Canadian between the ages of 16 to 24 who loves Canada and wants to use your voice to influence the nation in a positive way?
What more powerful way than to influence the nation’s highest elected official?
The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking for youth to provide non-partisan advice on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change & clean growth, and more…[Click here to read the full article].
MPS BACK IN RIDINGS FOR THE SUMMER
On June 17th, Parliament was adjourned for summer break and Members of Parliament headed home to their ridings. MPs will continue to work out of their constituency offices until mid-September. This is exciting as it means your MP is more available to communicate with you on key issues.
You do not have to be a political science student or even overly knowledgeable about the most recent bills and motions: Anyone can contact their MP and every one of us should! It makes a real difference and is an important way you can stand on guard for Canada.
Here are some tips….[Click here to read the full article].