Join our national director, Faytene Grasseschi, in prayer from her personal Facebook page regarding this horrific attack.
The best way to keep on top of 4MYC activities, and be a part of what we are doing, is to join our e-mail list. We invite you to sign up today.
Join our national director, Faytene Grasseschi, in prayer from her personal Facebook page regarding this horrific attack.
C-45, if passed will legalize the recreational use of marijuana for Canadians 18yrs and older. It continues to be one of the primary national issues we are tracking because of the widespread ramifications for the next generation in Canada.
The bill is currently in the Senate and being reviewed by the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology which is chaired by
Senator Art Eggleton. It is at this stage in the Senate where amendments can be made to the bill.
Once it has completed this phase it will go back to the floor of the Senate for a vote. If amendments are made at the committee level, and it passes the 3rd reading vote in the Senate, it will then have to return to the House of Commons for a vote. Click here to read this full communication.
Please click here for more information on C-75 which, if passed, will significantly reduce mandatory penalties for many serious crimes in Canada.
Our nation stands in shock and solidarity as we continue to grapple with the tragic accident that took the lives of 15 from Humboldt, Sask. This tragedy has shook our nation to the core. Please join us at MY Canada in keeping Humboldt in prayer at this vulnerable time.
“Father we pray for the family, friends and loved one affected directly by this tragedy. We pray that You would deeply comfort them at this time. We pray You would be more real to them then the air that they breath. We pray for those that are still in the hospital fighting for their lives. Father we loose the healing power of Your Spirit over them now. We decree resurrection life and power over each situation that needs Your healing touch. We pray that players would walk, run and skate again. Thank You Lord for your miracle power. We also pray for all the medical staff, pastors & personal support people who are ministering to those affected by this tragedy. We pray for wisdom, strength and that they could be the hands and feet of Christ to those who are hurting right now. Father we ask that You blanket Humboldt with your love, grace and deep comfort at this time in Jesus’ name.“
We are thrilled to share that Canada’s first ever summit combatting porn – Strong & Free – is coming to Ottawa this May 25-26th.
The conference will gather women and men who are on the frontlines combatting porn within Canada, Family and the Church, and will equip pastors, ministry leaders, speakers, and all Canadians to come together and turn the tide against porn.
This conference will be nation-changing.
Conference organizers have kindly offered a 20% discount to MY Canada members. Simply click the link below to go to the website and use the promo code “MyCanada” to get 20% off registration.
We just received word that the Senate of Canada could be going to second vote with C-45 (The Cannabis Act) TODAY and that there is an effort by some Conservative Senators to stall the vote. If it does not pass second reading it is effectively dead.
We are currently confirming details but felt this was important enough to go ahead and alert you to it immediately.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT RIGHT NOW TO CALL OUR SENATE AND ASK THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL TODAY
Click here for our Senate phone numbers.
This bill is not about medical marijuana. Canadians already have access to that. Medical marijuana is already legal…[Click here to read the full article].
Last night, the Conservative Party of Canada’s motion to allow non-political / non-activist organizations to access Canada Summer Jobs funding regardless of whether or not they choose to sign the application attestation failed in the House of Commons by a vote of 93 in support and 207 against.
Click here to see how your Member of Parliament voted.
Click the viewer below to watch the vote as it happened.
Conservative Party MPs obviously supported the party’s motion, but only a handful of individuals from different parties chose to stand for religious freedom in Canada. They are:…[Click here to read the full article].
On March 19th, Members of Parliament will be voting on the following motion:
“That, in the opinion of the House, organizations that engage in non-political non-activist work, such as feeding the homeless, helping refugees, and giving kids an opportunity to go to camp, should be able to access Canada Summer Jobs funding regardless of their private convictions and regardless of whether or not they choose to sign the application attestation.”
Will you take 5 minutes to e-mail your Member of Parliament, asking them to vote in favour of this motion on March 19th?…[Click here to read the full article].
Here are some of the current, maximum-impact ways to influence Canada in the coming months:
Join Your EDA // Attend Convention:
If you are a member of a political party, attending your party’s policy convention as a voting delegate is one of the most impactful ways to influence change in that party. Voting delegates are able to help determine the party’s policies and election platforms. This is huge.
For those who are members of the Conservative Party of Canada, or perhaps joined last year to be able to vote in the leadership race, there is a current opportunity to attend the policy convention happening in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 23rd-25th. You can become a voting delegate by…[Click here to read the full article].
If you purchased a membership to the Ontario PC Party before the February 16th deadline, please read below for important dates and instructions.
STEP 1 // Register online BEFORE MARCH 5TH:
Voting packages have been sent out to members via regular mail and should have arrived to you already. (If you have not received yours by Monday morning, please contact the party directly).
In each package there is a detailed set of instructions for you to follow.
The first step is to verify your identity. But don’t delay! The verification process is only available until March 5/18…[Click here to read the full article].
Bill C-45 – The Cannabis Act – is currently in second reading stage in the Senate. Despite a significant number of senators wanting to speak on it, initial debate will only continue until March 22nd and a final vote will be held by June 7th.
If Senators vote to amend the bill, it would then move back to the House of Commons for voting. If the bill is passed by the Senate, royal assent would follow immediately and legal marijuana would be available for purchase by August or September.
Click here to read more about bill C-45.
The Topic of Marijuana Featured on the Faytene Show:
Faytene Grasseschi recently explored the topic of legalized marijuana with the University of Toronto’s expert on pharmacology and toxicology, Dr. Harold Kalant…[Click here to read the full article].
Earlier this month, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released the report on their study of “Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Including Islamophobia” initiated by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s controversial motion M-103.
We are pleased that the report focused on targeting racism and religious discrimination in broad terms and many of the committee’s recommendations are positive and agreeable.
The report recommendations include:
▪ Investing more resources in investigating & fighting hate speech online,
▪ Establishing uniform guidelines and an improved national database for hate crimes and hate incidents,
▪ Implementing cultural sensitivity training for law enforcement…[Click here to read the full article].
Please click below to join now. And please ensure that your friends and family know about this significant opportunity to impact Ontario.
The first leadership debate took place yesterday. Click below to watch it now.
MY Canada plans to make suggestions about the ranked ballot in the coming weeks.
Please keep the four candidates and the leadership race in prayer throughout the next month leading up to the March 10th election…[Click here to read the full article].
Tanya Granic Allen is a mom of four, President of Parents as First Educators (PAFE), and a strong social conservative who has been at the forefront of the fight against radical sex education curriculum in the province.
Tanya’s entrance to this race means that there is now someone who will champion the social conservative position and also bring key issues like the sex ed curriculum into debates, forcing the other candidates to declare their position on such issues. This is already a big win!..[Click here to read the full article].
One phrase you’ll hear a lot from us at MY Canada is an encouragement to “Get in the Game.” This is because we know that unless we are active participants in moments of decision-making we’ll miss our chance to impact the nation for godly values within the governmental sphere.
For the people of Ontario, there is a significant and time-sensitive opportunity to get in the game and have a say in who the next leader of the Ontario PC Party will be – and potentially who the next Premier will become on June 7th.
Members of the Ontario PC Party will elect a new party leader to replace Patrick Brown on March 10th. The only way to have a vote in the March 10th leadership election is to purchase a PC Party membership by the deadline on February 16th…[Click here to read the full article].
In June 2017, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (CMDS), the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies (CFCPS), the Canadian Physicians for Life, and five physicians, presented a legal application against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) to the Ontario Divisional Court.
The application asked the Court to declare that portions of the CPSO’s professional conduct and assisted suicide policies violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Faytene Grasseschi recently interviewed Dr. Michelle Korvemaker, one of the physicians in the court case above, about the fight for conscience rights protections in Ontario…[Click here to read the full article].
Parliament has resumed today for winter session. This means that your Member of Parliament is back in the House of Commons and will soon be addressing a number of bills and motions we continue to track.
Please click here to learn about what to watch for in 2018 and how you can be a voice on these issues.
PRAY FOR YOUR MP:
We wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you to find out who your MP is and to pray for your MP by name in the coming months.
We also encourage you to begin corresponding with your MP regarding the issues that matter most to you…[Click here to read the full article].
Please click on the image below to watch the video now (or scroll down to read about the issues.)
Female Genital Mutilation // VICTORY!
We are thrilled to report that the Government has agreed to keep the warning about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Canada’s revised Citizenship Guide.
MP Michelle Rempel has led the charge urging the Government and Min. of Immigration Ahmed Hussen to include the warnings in the updated guide. The draft update leaked in 2017 revealed the current portion on FGM and other “barbaric practices” were to be removed…[Click here to read the full article].
We are eager to share with you what we learned at the meeting and, more importantly, what you can do to help.
Lesson #1) This is not just about abortion.
Although the purpose of the new attestation is to prohibit pro-life organizations from using the program this year, it has inadvertently impacted thousands of organizations all across Canada; Most faith-based groups and organizations that hold pro-life and Biblical values feel that to check off the attestation would be a violation of conscience…[Click here to read the full article].
“the core mandate of the organization must respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.””
Faith-based and pro-life organizations have made significant use of the program in recent years which allows for employers to apply for wage subsidies to hire students.
Applications for the 2018 program are now open and organizations who have utilized the program in the past should be filling out applications presently…[Click here to read the full article].
Hello Canada and bless you as you take on 2018! As we all hit the ground running this week, fully back at work &/or school, we wanted to share a quick overview of the key things to watch in early 2018.
MPS ARE HOME UNTIL JAN 29TH
We also wanted to remind you that your Members of Parliament are HOME in their ridings until January 29th. This is good news because it means that you have easier access to them.
During the Christmas/New Years break in the constituency, MPs prioritize meeting with their constituents, aka: YOU :). We encourage you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Below is a brief overview of what you can both be watching and talking to your MP about…[Click here to read the full article].
Before rising, the House of Commons officially passed Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act. The Bill has now moved to the Senate where it will go through debate, study in a Senate Committee, and voting in the new year. We wanted to ensure that this important development did not get lost in the holiday business.
We heard from MPs and Senators alike during our November delegation that the Senate is where this bill might be stopped or held up.
IT IS NOW CRITICAL THAT WE CONTACT SENATORS…[Click here to read the full article].
Watch below as MP Brad Trost exposes the new program requirements and explains what this means for faith-based organizations, like MY Canada.
A closer look at the announcement explains that organizations wanting to participate in the program will be required to attest that they respect “reproductive rights” and gender identity or expression. The declaration erroneously identifies reproductive rights as a human right in Canada.
Under these eligibility requirements, faith-based organizations will automatically be disqualified from the program…[Click here to read the full article].
This past week there were by-elections in four ridings across Canada. One of the candidates who won, Rosemarie Falk, is a tremendous young woman with a passion for several of the issues we highlight through MY Canada.
We want to congratulate Rosemarie and also let you know about an exciting opportunity to serve alongside her!
Rosemarie is well-prepared to hit the ground running in this new position but she needs a strong team around her. Rosemarie is now taking resumes to staff her office both in Ottawa and in her Saskatchewan riding (Battlefords – Lloydminster). Working with Rosemarie would be more than a job, it would be a calling; A calling to support someone who will do amazing things for our nation…
[Click here to read the full article].
Following the legalization of physician-assisted suicide with Bill C-14 in 2016, many have pointed out the lack of access to palliative care and the need for a national palliative care strategy in the nation.
Palliative care is the provision of comfort by way of medication to those suffering with terminal illnesses. It is estimated that only 30 percent of all Canadians have access to this type of care.
We are thrilled to report that MP Marilyn Gladu’s private member’s bill C-277 has passed third reading in the Senate, and received Royal Assent on Tuesday, December 12th.
Bill C-277, “an act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada,” calls on the ministry of health to work with palliative care professionals…[Click here to read the full article].
Brad Wall has been a highly popular Premier throughout his ten years in leadership, having won the third-largest majority in SK’s history in 2011 and 51 of the 61 seats in the legislature in 2016.
Especially since the new party leader will also become the province’s next Premier, this election provides a significant opportunity to elect a righteous leader to this important position in the province and in the nation. We believe that all of our members who live in SK should be a part of making the decision!
In order to vote in the January 27th election, you must sign up for a membership by the December 8th deadline!…[Click here to read the full article].
It was announced this summer that the Liberal government plans to update Canada’s citizenship guide. Included in the substantial revision is the removal of a section added in 2011 warning that certain “barbaric cultural practices” such as female genital mutilation (FGM) are crimes in Canada.
FGM permanently affects women physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically and it is illegal in Canada.
However, there have been reports of Canadian girls being taken overseas to have the procedure done and also of doctors being brought into Canada from other countries in order to perform the procedure here. Canadian border patrol officers have even been advised of the particular tools and instruments to be on lookout for…[Click here to read the full article].
Click here to read EFC’s call to prayer and briefing regarding the situation.
MY Canada is calling on our members to pray and if possible to fast for the lawyers, judges, TWU leadership, and religious freedom in Canada throughout the day today as well as tomorrow, when the second TWU case is heard.
National Leaders & Organizations Join the Call to Prayer:
Click below to watch our National Director, Faytene Grasseschi, explain the significance of the TWU law school situation…[Click here to read the full article].
Yesterday, churches, organizations & individuals across Canada participated in a day of prayer organized by the EFC and CCCC’s for the Trinity Western University law school court cases which will be heard THIS WEEK in Canada’s highest court…[Click here to read the full article].
Victory for Conscience Rights Protection in Manitoba
MYC celebrates that Manitoba’s Bill 34 to provide conscience protection for healthcare professionals in the province has passed!…[Click here to read the full article].
Battle over Free Speech & Political Correctness in Ontario University
Lesley Shepherd, a TA at Laurier University faced disciplinary action by the school for sharing a clip of a TV debate involving politically incorrect UofT professor Jordan Peterson…[Click here to read the full article].
A number of organizations and churches have declared Sunday, November 26th to be a day set apart to pray for religious freedom in Canada and particularly for the successful resolution of the Trinity Western University (TWU) case, which has implications for the future of religious freedom of us all in Canada.
The TWU law case began in 2014 when law societies in three provinces across Canada denied accreditation to TWU’s proposed law school; British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The reason was that the school requires students to sign a community covenant agreement which includes a commitment to reserve sexual intimacy to the marriage of one man and one woman.
Our much-loved Get in the Game Webinar is making a return this Saturday, November 25th. We are inviting you and all MYC members to be a part of this training to learn how to impact the political sphere in Canada towards godly values.
During this 2.5 hour crash course registrants will receive information on the following:
▪ Where Canada is at on key issues like freedom of speech, pornography, abortion, physician assisted suicide and more.
▪ Key moral bills, motions and issues that we can be a voice on right now.
▪ What the MOST impacting things that we can do are.
▪ How to communicate effectively with our elected officials.
▪ Where to start if you want to run for office.
▪ Things you can do to help a godly candidate get elected.
▪ More…[Click here to read the full article].
Last week, MY Canada’s 17th delegation took to Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital to meet with Canadian MPs and Senators. Our mission was to thank and honour them for their hard work on behalf of Canadians, to share our hearts on a number of issues, and to ask them to work to advance godly legislation in the nation.
Some of the issues the team spoke to our leaders about this year include pornography, gender-selective abortion, informed consent for women considering abortion, the legalization of marijuana, government spending & national debt, freedom of conscience, religion and speech, and more.
In total, the team of 16 young adults had 57 sit-down meetings with Parliamentarians and hosted 25+ Members of Parliament plus staff at our parliamentary reception. It was a busy and impactful week!…[Click here to read the full article].
MY Canada’s National Director, Faytene Grasseschi, visited the Honourable Rob Nicholson’s office in Ottawa on Tuesday, November 7th to talk about Bill C-51 and its implications for religious leaders and gatherings if section 176 was removed from the Criminal Code, as proposed in Bill C-51.
Following this informative meeting, we sent out an urgent alert requesting prayer for the Committee of Justice and Human Rights meeting taking place on Wednesday afternoon. Committee members would be making decisions about Bill C-51, particularly in regards to clause 14 as it deals with section 176 of the Criminal Code: whether to keep explicit protections for religious leaders and gatherings currently found in the Criminal Code…[Click here to read the full article].
The MY Canada young adult delegation is on Parliament Hill this week with a full schedule of meetings with MPs and Senators, asking them to stand for godly values. Thank you for praying & we are excited to send you a report on everything that is happening!
We just heard in one of our meetings that section 176 of Bill C-51 which deals with the removal of protections of religious leaders and gatherings is to be discussed in committee today. A number of MPs expressed hope that this part of the proposed legislation could be dropped at this afternoon’s meeting, leaving section 176 of the Criminal Code in tact and the religious protections it embodies in place.
This is incredibly hopeful news!…[Click here to read the full article].
We thank God for the religious freedom we enjoy here in Canada. We also recognize that there is much work to be done to protect religious freedom here at home and to fight for it around the world.
Please join us in e-mailing Members of Parliament today and asking them to continue to fight for religious freedom in Canada and abroad.
A critical part of the week is the team’s prayer covering. Because of this we have put together a special prayer e-mail list and will be sending daily prayer requests for the team out every day next week (Sunday – Friday). We will also be hosting daily prayer conference calls at 10am EST.
We are wondering if you would be willing to commit to praying for the team next week. We need it…[Click here to read the full article].
Bill 163, which was fast-tracked through the legislature, creates so-called “safe zones” of 50-150 metres around the province’s 8 abortion clinics and the homes of abortionists and clinic staff. Peaceful pro-life protesting and counselling women against abortion will now be banned within these areas.
The Bill was put forward by Liberal ON Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, but it was the Ontario Conservatives who unsuccessfully proposed passing the bill immediately after it was introduced with no debate or committee hearings. The bill received all-party support at third vote yesterday, October 26th…[Click here to read the full article].
In just 2 weeks our next delegation will head to Parliament to impact our national leaders. This year’s team is vibrant and has already booked dozens of sit down meetings with MPs and Senators (we expect even more to be booked in the next 2 weeks)!
In these meetings the young adults will speak to our leaders about important issues like freedom of religion/conscience in Canada, religious discrimination in the nation, Canada’s relationship to Israel, pornography, abortion, the legalization of marijuana, 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].
In meetings last month, motion sponsor MP Iqra Khalid kept her statements broad and indicated that her motion was intended to cover a study on religious discrimination in general. Another witness, however, introduced some concerning considerations such as potential censorship of the media and the prosecution of individuals when “things go too far” in engaging in Islamophobia. (Click here to read an article summarizing some of last month’s hearings.)
Just this week, representatives from B’nai Brith Canada – the nation’s oldest national Jewish organization and a staunch defender of human rights – presented before the committee…[Click here to read the full article].
Officially, Canada’s Governor General serves as Her Majesty the Queen’s representative, presides over the swearing-in of the prime minister, the chief justice and cabinet ministers, summons and dissolves Parliament, delivers the speech from the throne, and gives royal assent to acts of Parliament. The Governor General can also offer valued counsel to the head of Government
Please Pray for Canada’s new Governor General, her family and staff as she steps into this new role…[Click here to read the full article].
Last week we updated you on proceedings in the Commons Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO) when Liberal committee members walked out of the meeting in protest of a pro-life MP – Rachael Harder – being named Chair.
MP Rachael Harder is a strong young woman in politics with a promising career ahead of her. She is also a woman of faith who is pro-life. Because of her pro-life beliefs, Ms. Harder is being held back from this incredible career opportunity for which she is an excellent candidate.
MYC National Director, Faytene Grasseschi, Responds:
Our National Director, like so many of us, was shocked by last week’s proceedings and took to Facebook Live to share her thoughts on the protest…[Click here to read the full article].
Social media and news outlets have been buzzing following Tuesday’s proceedings in the Commons Committee on the Status of Women, one of the few committees for which the Official Opposition appoints the Chair.
When Andrew Scheer nominated MP Rachael Harder – the CPC’s Shadow Minister on the Status of Women – to the position, the Liberal MP committee members walked out of the meeting and vowed not to return until an alternate Chair was named.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he supports the Liberal MPs’ decision to walk out of the meeting, while Andrew Scheer defends his position to nominate Rachael Harder…[Click here to read the full article].
As many of you will already know, early this week Canada said good-bye to one of it’s greatest leaders, David Mainse. Not only was he a remarkable general of the faith for our nation, but he was also one of our dearest friends and spiritual fathers.
Though he has only been gone a few days, we already miss him so much.
David Mainse was a constant encouragement to us, both personally and publicly. He attended, spoke at and lead prayer at many of TheCRYs over the years. He also graciously interviewed us many times on 100 Huntley St – both to help us mobilize the nation in prayer and to encourage our activism work at Parliament…[Click here to read the full article].
If you have a passion for Canada, are between the ages of 15-35, love God and would like the opportunity to be a part of a nation-impacting mission trip then please e-mail us at email@example.com to request your application by Sunday, September 24th and submit it completed no later than midnight on Wednesday, September 27th.
Click here to request your application now.
Members of this delegation will receive thorough training on how to impact our national leaders and have an opportunity to meet with 65+ Members of Parliament and Senators…[Click here to read the full article].
This is an exciting time of year and a critical time for us to engage our Members of Parliament regarding some very key bills and issues that will be discussed, studied and voted on this fall.
These are a few of the current bills and issues we are tracking and – most importantly – what you can do about them:
Bill C-51: The government’s Bill C-51 aims to “clean up” the Criminal Code by removing legislation that is viewed as obsolete or redundant. Included in the proposed clean up is the removal of Section 176 which essentially removes the only provision in the CC that directly protects the rights of individuals to freely practice their religion…[Click here to read the full article].
Mary has spent more than 5 years in prison altogether for her crime of trying to persuade women to choose life for their pre-born babies. Her most recent arrest happened December 12th, 2016 at the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic.
The Crown had asked for 18 months jail time after she was found guilty of one count of mischief and two counts of breach of probation last month. Ultimately, Justice Rick Libman sentenced Mary to 30 months of probation and 50 hours of community service – but no more jail time!…[Click here to read the full article].
We are thrilled to announce that MY Canada will be taking our next team of young adults to Ottawa this November 5th-11th.
Members of this delegation will receive thorough training on how to impact our national leaders and have an opportunity to meet with 65+ Members of Parliament and Senators to pray for them & share with them about issues they are passionate about.
The purpose of the meetings with the Parliamentarians are threefold:
1. To thank our leaders for their service to Canada…[Click here to read the full article].
The next federal elections are still two years away. However, we believe that it is absolutely crucial for us to begin to get into position now to ensure that we see the right candidates elected as Members of Parliament in 2019.
We wholeheartedly believe that some of our members would make excellent Members of Parliament. If that is you and you have considered running in the 2019 elections, we want to run alongside you and help you kick off your campaign…[Click here to read the full article].
Ms. Wagner was arrested at the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic on December 12th, 2016. Earlier this month, Justice Eric N. Libman found Ms. Wagner guilty of mischief and breach of probation.
Sentencing will take place on September 12th but in the meantime, Justice Libman has said he would accept character references to take into consideration in his decision.
Mary Wagner Needs our Help
Wagner is seeking the help of fellow pro-life Canadians in submitting reference letters on her behalf…[Click here to read the full article].
Statistics Canada recently released a new series of data showing that the typical Canadian household no longer consists of a traditional family made up of one mother and father and their children.
Instead, the most common type of household now consists of a single person living alone (28.2 percent of all households). The data also shows the lowest level of households with children on record. The number of families with common-law and same-sex partnerships also showed an increase.
As most of you already know, a wave of asylum seekers have jumped the Canadian border from the U.S. in recent weeks without passing through an official border crossing and have landed in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, QC.
It is estimated that close to 7,000 individuals have crossed into Quebec in the last 6 weeks alone, most of whom are originally from Haiti. Haitians in particular are crossing in significant numbers in response to the announcement that their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the U.S. is set to expire in January 2018.
According to the “Safe Third-Country Agreement” if someone is making an asylum claim in the U.S., they cannot make the same claim in Canada. In spite of this, a number of individuals and families have taken to travelling to the U.S.-Canada border by taxi and walking over on foot…[Click here to read the full article].
Canadian Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been released from a North Korean labour camp more than two and a half years after being imprisoned, despite being sentenced to a life of hard labour. The news reached Canada and Pastor Lim’s Mississauga, Ontario church early Wednesday morning.
Pastor Lim was released on “sick bail,” a humanitarian act by North Korean government, and is reportedly in poor health and needing medication to treat high blood pressure.
We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who prayed with us for Pastor Lim’s release and who signed and shared the petition. This is a tremendous answer to prayer.
Much has been happening on the abortion front in Canada. We wanted to give you an update on recent abortion news so that you know how to pray specifically, what to speak with your MP about, and other ways that you can use your voice to stand up to defend the unborn in Canada.
BREAKTHROUGH: Freedom of Abortion Information:
We are thrilled to share that our friends at ARPA Canada along with pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney have been successful in their legal battle against the Government of Ontario over the freedom of access to abortion information in the province.
Previously, abortion information and statistics had been exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. This meant that abortion providers were not required to report their statistics and therefore the information was not available to the public…[Click here to read the full article].
Parliament is currently on summer break and Members of Parliament are home in their constituency offices until September 18th. This means that now is the perfect time for you to meet with your MP and begin to build a relationship where you can be a voice for righteousness in an impactful way.
Contacting your Member of Parliament is one of the most powerful ways you can exercise your democratic rights and have your say on a variety of issues. Because you are the one who has the power to elect your MP, your opinion matters to them.
Here is how you can find your MP and get in touch with them. (You can also scroll down to learn more about a few issues and bills that are important to be discussing with your governmental representatives at this time.)…[Click here to read the full article].
As promised during the 2015 election campaign, the Liberal government introduced a bill to legalize marijuana in Canada with Bill C-45, the “Cannabis Act.” Under Bill C-45, Canada would be the first G7 country to legalize cannabis for recreational use nation-wide.
A national system for marijuana regulation is expected to be put in place no later than July 1st, 2018. However, this bill is already moving quickly through the House of Commons and passed second reading vote on June 8th with 200 votes in support and 76 votes against.
THE PROBLEM WITH CANNABIS
Cannabis use has many proven physical and mental effects of concern.
Reports have shown:
▪ Levels of THC (mind-altering chemical) in contemporary marijuana is several times higher than it once was…[Click here to read the full article].
We were excited to find out JUST TODAY that we were approved to hire some students this summer. We are looking to hire 2 students IMMEDIATELY for the next 6 weeks. In order to qualify you need to be a student this fall.
Two Positions Available:
This person would assist our director, Faytene Grasseschi, in planning upcoming events such as a national conference, our next Parliamentary delegation, upcoming trainings and the like. The position will involve a lot of phone and e-mail work representing the organization and strong organizational skills…[Click here to read the full article].
One positive focus of the bill is to update Canada’s sexual assault laws and offer greater protection for alleged sexual assault victims. But the bill also seeks to remove a number of sections of the Criminal Code that are viewed as obsolete or redundant, often referred to as “zombie laws.”
The area of concern is Clause 25 of Bill C-51 which proposes to remove a section of the Criminal Code that offers protection from any individual who:…[Click here to read the full article].
But we at MY Canada will be spending Canada Day in Kingston, Ontario, joining with thousands of Canadians for a full day of prayer and fasting for the nation at TheCRY Kingston.
We believe that this is going to be an historic day and are full of faith for all that God wants to do. We would be thrilled if you could join us in Kingston this Saturday!…[Click here to read the full article].
The Senate passed transgender Bill C-16 on June 15th with a vote of 67 in support and 11 opposed. The bill now only needs royal assent in the House of Commons before “gender identity” and “gender expression” officially become part of the Human Rights and Criminal Codes.
We know that many of you have been praying and contacting Members of Parliament and Senators regarding this bill. We sincerely thank you and want you to know that your prayers, phone calls and e-mails did make a difference.
Thanking Those who Stood for Righteousness
There are a few key players who have stood bravely against this bill since its introduction and who have faced significant backlash through e-mail and social media because of it. These include Senator Don Plett, who in many ways led the charge against the bill in the Senate, and UofT Professor Jordan Peterson…[Click here to read the full article].
There were strong indications that the report would be an excellent starting point on how to address the problem of pornography in Canada. However, in response to the report, motion sponsor MP Arnold Viersen has expressed disappointment that:
▪ Only two paragraphs of the report are devoted to looking at the impact of violent pornography on public health.
▪ The report is silent on academic research that violent and degrading pornography contributes to rape culture, objectifies women and subjects them to violent acts, desensitizes viewers to violence against women, is used to groom children for sexual abuse, etc…[Click here to read the full article].
We have just heard that Bill C-16 is scheduled for third vote in the Senate tomorrow, June 15th. If the bill passes, it will go on to receive royal assent and become law in Canada, allowing biological males into women’s washrooms, making it discrimination to speak out against the transgender lifestyle, and even potentially forcing Canadians to use new, made-up pronouns when speaking to or about individuals who identify as “transgender”.
Here is what we can do in these final hours before the vote:
Please join us in praying as Senators consider and prepare for tomorrow’s vote. Let’s pray that they would have wisdom and discernment from God and be led to vote against this bill…[Click here to read the full article].
The Standing Committee on Health plans to table a report within the next few days based on the many presentations it has heard and the evidence it has found during its study on the public health effects of violent pornography.
The witnesses, including survivors, experts and representatives from women’s shelters, have presented overwhelming evidence on the negative impact of pornography including:
MP Marilyn Gladu took to Facebook Live earlier this week to share the exciting news that her private members’ bill C-277 was unanimously supported in the House of Commons. The bill now moves to the Senate for debate and voting.
Bill C-277, “an act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada,” calls on the ministry of health to work with palliative care professionals and provincial leaders in health to implement nation-wide palliative care standards. Especially now that assisted suicide is legal in Canada, Canadians deserve real choice and the option of choosing life when it comes to end-of-life care.
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and called, e-mailed, and visited MPs to ask them to support this important bill…[Click here to read the full article].
Thank you to everyone who took out a CPC membership in order to be able to vote in this critical election and who prayed throughout the campaign and voting.
The Christian So-Con Vote Determined The Outcome
Out of 145,000 votes, 1400 votes made the difference. This means that it WAS the Christian socially conservative vote that determined this election.
That is huge.
It confirms the power that is in our hands when we get in the game to impact this sphere of our nation…[Click here to read the full article].
The CPC Leadership Election is finally here! After months of prayer and closely tracking the campaigns of 13 candidates, we will finally see the Conservative Party elect its new leader at the convention in Toronto tomorrow.
We hope that you were able to get your ballot into the mail on time. But if not, we want you to know that there is still a way to ensure your vote is counted prior to the final tally.
Tomorrow night our team will be rallying at Crossroads Christian Communications (the home of 100 Huntley Street) for our first of two pre-CRY rallies! Segments of this rally will be filmed and aired on 100 Huntley Street over the next month as we invite the nation to join us in Kingston.
Will you join us for this exciting pre-CRY rally?
We are looking for 150 passionate believers in Christ to join us at Crossroads tomorrow night as we worship, pray for Canada and share what we sense the Lord is saying for the nation at this time…[Click here to read the full article].
The Great Commission Day of Prayer is a time set apart to pray for the gospel of Jesus to be proclaimed all throughout Canada so that souls will be saved and disciples made.
We believe that praying for our nation is the most powerful and effective way to see righteousness and justice advanced in our nation, particularly as we unite in praying for salvation and revival.
Will you join us in prayer today?…[Click here to read the full article].
Bill C-16 will now face third and final vote in the Senate before it could potentially receive royal assent to become part of Canadian law.
This legislation 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, essentially allowing biological males the legal right to access girls’ washrooms/change rooms and forcing the use of a wide range of made-up pronouns such as “ze”, “zhe,” and “zir” for transgender individuals…[Click here to read the full article].
Please click the viewer below to see incredible video of the 15,000 walkers.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the main event in Ottawa, in marches in cities and provinces across Canada, or in supporting marchers in prayer.
And a BIG thank you to Campaign Life Coalition for organizing the March with excellence year after year.
Although the attendance, weather, speeches, and overall occasion were a great success, we most certainly look forward to the day when children are protected in the womb and the need for such an occasion is no more…[Click here to read the full article].
Throughout the past few weeks, MY Canada has been conducting our Get in the Game training seminars through webinar and on-location in towns and cities across Ontario. We are blown away by the incredible response of participants as they are being inspired and equipped to influence all levels of government from right where they’re at.
14 TOUR DATES FROM MANITOBA TO BC!
Two members of our national leadership team, Josh and Toyin Crandell, have now set off on their journey to take our Get in the Game seminars cross-country. The first stop in this second leg of the tour begins this Friday, May 14th in Pilot Mound, Manitoba and continues until the end of the month in Surrey, BC; a total of 14 stops are scheduled for cities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
We would be thrilled to have you attend the seminar nearest you…[Click here to read the full article].
This event draws tens of thousands of people to our nation’s capital of Ottawa each year to be a public witness for life and to call on our government to implement legislation that protects the pre-born in Canada.
We have celebrated many victories against abortion in the United States in recent months. The issue of abortion has also been brought to the forefront of our own national discussion through the current Conservative Party leadership race. We believe, more than ever before, that now is the time for abortion legislation in Canada.
WILL YOU MARCH FOR LIFE?…[Click here to read the full article].
Many of our members have been asking for clarification on how the preferential ballot works, for suggestions on who to vote for, and for our input on how to vote strategically for the candidate(s) who will most reflect our values as leader of the Conservative Party and potentially as Canada’s next Prime Minister.
MY Canada’s National Director, Faytene Grasseschi, just released a Facebook video outlining some key things to consider as you prepare to vote. In the post she also shares how she personally plans to vote…[Click here to read the full article].
Gendercide is the systematic practice of using sex-selective abortion to kill female babies in the womb simply because they are girls.
This week’s study provides more evidence of sex-selective abortions in Canada and also explains a few specific patterns that can be observed:
▪ The gender imbalance is most apparent when looking at children born to Indo-Canadian women.
▪ The strongest representation of women are those whose mother tongue is Punjabi.
▪ The imbalance persists no matter how long the women from India have lived in Canada…[Click here to read the full article].
Many of our members responded to the urgent call to purchase a CPC membership in order to be able to vote for a righteous candidate. Thank you to everyone who took this important action to influence one of Canada’s primary political parties. Your vote makes a difference.
With just 5 weeks to go, here are a few reminders:
▪ Ballots will be mailed out on April 28th.
▪ You can vote for up to ten candidates in order of preference.
▪ Send ballots back in provided envelope with a copy of your photo ID.
▪ Ballots must be received by May 26th at 5pm.
WATCH TOMORROW’S DEBATE LIVE:…[Click here to read the full article].
GET IN THE GAME NATIONAL TOUR – APRIL/MAY
We are thrilled to be kicking off our Get in the Game national tour this week. From now until the end of May, MY Canada will be holding our 3-hour crash course seminars on location in churches from Ontario to B.C.
We don’t want anyone to miss out on this key training, designed to equip Christians to make an authentic impact on our nation right where they are.
To see the tour schedule and find & register for a seminar near you, please click here…[Click here to read the full article].
This weekend, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ death and will celebrate His victory over the grave this Resurrection Sunday. There is no greater hope for Canada and the world than this Gospel message.
We were so encouraged to hear MP Ted Falk stand in the House of Commons last week to share the true message and meaning of this very significant weekend with all of Canadians.
We wanted to share his words with you. We pray that you are blessed and encouraged to know that there are men and women working hard to ensure that the Christian faith and Christian values are honoured in our nation’s Parliament…[Click here to read the full article].
The debate over pre-born victims of crime in Canada has tragically come to the forefront once again as the nation learned of the murder of 27-year-old Arianna Goberdhan and her pre-born baby in Pickering, Ontario this past weekend.
According to current Canadian law, a homicide has only been committed against a child if the child dies after becoming a human being; And the definition of when a child becomes human is only after he or she has fully proceeded from the body of its mother.
This means that although Arianna’s husband is facing charges for her death, he will not face charges for the death of his baby – just hours or days away from delivery – for which he is just as responsible.
This tragic news has once again forced Canadians to re-examine the obvious gap in Canadian law in addressing and defending pre-born victims of crime…[Click here to read the full article].
Ontario has put forward its proposal in the form of Bill 84. Unlike other provinces however, Ontario’s bill does not include conscience protection for physicians and medical professionals.
The single regulator of the medical profession in Ontario, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), is forcing doctors to ignore their conscience or to act in violation of it in their new policy on doctor conscience rights. Bill 84 does nothing to appropriately respond to the CSPO policy that doctors must provide effective referrals for assisted suicide if they refuse to perform the ’service’ themselves…[Click here to read the full article].
Do you feel called to help elect a righteous candidate in the role of campaign manager?
Are you simply interested in learning more about politics directly from a successful sitting Member of Parliament?
We are absolutely thrilled to announce an upcoming webinar training with Conservative MP Garnett Genuis on April 15th from 1-4pm (EST).
Spaces are limited and expected to fill up quickly for this rare training opportunity, so please scroll down to register now.
Garnett Genuis’ Bio:
Garnett Genuis is Member of Parliament for the Alberta riding of Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan and Opposition Deputy Critic for Human Rights and Religious Freedoms…[Click here to read the full article].
The purpose of this webinar is to equip participants to effectively help elect righteous candidates, with a particular focus on electing candidates who are pro-life (as is RightNow’s mandate).
Our special guests and experts for this training are:
Alissa Golob and Scott Hayward from RightNow.
RightNow exists to nominate and elect pro-life politicians by mobilizing Canadians on the ground level to vote at local nomination meetings, and provide training to volunteers across the country to create effective campaign teams in every riding across Canada. It is only when we have a majority of pro-life politicians in our legislatures, that we’ll see pro-life legislation passed in our country…[Click here to read the full article].
Click here to get your membership now.
This will be one of the most important elections of the decade.
Because whoever becomes the leader of the Conservative Party could very well become Canada’s next (or future) Prime Minister.
This is a critical election for CHRISTIANS in Canada.
Why?…[Click here to read the full article].
Included in the paper are proposals to:
▪ Eliminate Friday sessions in the House of Commons
▪ Implement permanent limits on debate in the House of Commons and Standing Committees, and
▪ See Prime Minister Justin Trudeau only having to attend Question Period in the House of Commons one day each week (which means he would only be answering questions for an estimated one hour a week)…[Click here to read the full article].
Why? It is simple: the person who wins this election very well could be our next Prime Minister.
We are asking you to join us in taking action by securing your membership to vote ASAP.
When it comes time for the next federal elections in 2019, our goal is to see a candidate for Prime Minister who will stand for free speech and the religious freedom of all Canadians, who will allow MPs to vote according to their conscience, table legislation and have debate on the issues they wish to see addressed (like abortion), and who will support socially-conservative values in Canada…[Click here to read the full article].
It was an amazing and insightful training and we are so grateful to Mark for taking the time to share his wisdom.
THE TRAINING WAS RECORDED
Some of you have already asked if the training was recorded and the good news is that it was! The video is now posted online on our YouTube channel. Click here to watch the training video now…[Click here to read the full article].
MP Iqra Khalid’s Motion 103 was reportedly scheduled for its 2nd hour of debate in April, but has been pushed up to the earlier date of March 21st – tomorrow. The vote is expected to take place shortly afterward.
Click here to read our February National Update on M-103.
Prior to the motion’s first hour of debate last month, MP David Anderson put forward an opposition motion nearly identical to M-103. However, while M-103 mentions only the religion of Islam by name, Anderson’s motion called for the House to “condemn all forms of systemic racism, religious intolerance, and discrimination of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, and other religious communities.” Anderson also removed the undefined term “Islamophobia” from Khalid’s M-103…[Click here to read the full article].
This type of training does not come along often and we encourage you to take advantage of it if you can.
Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to impact a political party from the inside – without running for office. We are honoured that he would give his time to help equip us to make a greater impact on our nation for righteousness sake.
If you have a passion for our nation and want to make a difference, we encourage you to act fast and secure one of the 100 spots we have on this webinar.
Click here to register now.
Date: This Saturday. March 18th
Time: 1 – 4pm EST
Location: On-line / Log in details will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar…[Click here to read the full article].
Last week, Ontario MPP Sam Oosterhoff – the province’s youngest MPP ever and a strong advocate for family values – held on to his seat despite a nomination challenge. Sam is wonderful; But his broad base of committed volunteers certainly also helped propel him to victory.
Click here to read about Sam’s victory.
Volunteers are Invaluable in Election Campaigns:
Having a strong volunteer base often means the difference between winning and losing an election. Because of this, we wanted to let you know that there is currently a need for volunteers who can help out in a number of upcoming elections, some in which we have identified wonderfully socially conservative candidates.
They are…[Click here to read the full article].
Click here to watch Trudeau’s announcement now.
Clearly this is a very disturbing announcement and use of federal tax payers’ dollars. Yesterday in a Facebook Live interview, our director Faytene Grasseschi did a personal video about the announcement. In it she shared 4 reasons why this announcement is troubling and what you can do to ensure this type of thing does not happen again.
We invite you to watch this personal video if you have time and share it with your friends.
If you do not have time to watch the entire video, a summary of the video’s main points are outlined in the video’s description on Facebook…[Click here to read the full article].
The following federal and provincial bills are being voted on in the coming days and will have significant impact on parental rights, the safety of our children, free speech, and the overall strength of families across Canada.
Please read below and act on all three bills. Every e-mail makes a difference!
TRANSGENDER BILL C-16
The Liberal Government’s transgender bill passed through the House of Commons in November and is currently being studied by the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Senators will soon vote on whether or not Bill C-16 will become law, basically allowing men to legally access women’s bathrooms and changing areas. This means that Committee Members and Senators need to hear from us now…[Click here to read the full article].
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Right off the bat we want to SAY THANK YOU to those of you who took action this week and called or e-mailed our leaders about this important issue. A few moments ago our national director, Faytene Grasseschi, did a Facebook Live video on her personal wall to share a few immediate reflection thoughts. Click here or on the viewer to watch on Facebook now.
At times like this it is so important how we respond. If we let a negative announcement discourage us from future activity we will lose more. At times like this we must resolve to continue to phone, e-mail and pray no matter what…[Click here to read the full article].
Whoever wins this election will become the new leader of the Conservative Party and therefore could be the next Prime Minister of Canada.
We encourage everyone reading this to purchase a membership and vote for the the candidate you feel will stand up for Godly values.
GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES
The next Conservative Party Leadership debate is happening tonight in Edmonton. We invite everyone to tune into the debate at 6PM MT (8PM EST) and hear for yourself what the candidates stand for and envision for Canada…[Click here to read the full article].
On March 2nd – this Thursday – Ministers and representatives from Canada will gather with other nations in Belgium to move forward on the international abortion fund. The “She Decides” Conference was planned within days of President Trump’s decision to ban US foreign aid and taxpayer money from going toward abortion internationally.
Through taxes, Canadians who are conscientiously or morally opposed to abortion already fund 100,000 annual abortions taking place within Canada and send millions of dollars towards funding abortion internationally. Canada’s participation in this fund will therefore be in addition to all this…[Click here to read the full article].
Just yesterday we sent an e-mail to you regarding the plight of the Yazidi people and featured an interview our director, Faytene Grasseschi, had just filmed with MP Michelle Rempel regarding the crisis.
In that interview Michelle explained to us that though the government had promised to prioritize these vulnerable refugees that they had not yet given any indication that a single Yazidi had made it to Canada.
BREAKING NEWS GOOD REPORT!
Yesterday in the House of Commons the Minister of Immigration informed Canadians that the government was indeed taking action. The National Post reported, “Some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year…”…[Click here to read the full article].
Last fall the government passed a motion prioritizing getting refugees from this very vulnerable minority group to Canada. At that time the government gave themselves a 4 month window. This window ends this week and as far as we know no government sponsored refugees of the Yazidi people have yet come to Canada.
In this interview MP Michelle Rempel shares why the plight of the Yazidi people is so important and what we can do THIS WEEK to encourage our government to keep it’s promise to help them…[Click here to read the full article].
By now, you’ve probably heard that Canadians have the incredible opportunity to elect a pro-life candidate as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada this spring. But perhaps you have not yet considered the role that you are invited to play in this historic moment. Perhaps you do not know that now is the time to act.
We often call on you to sign petitions, place phone calls, send e-mails, share videos and more, and every action does make a difference. But rarely are we given the chance to have such an exponential and long-lasting impact with just a few simple steps.
So, if you do nothing else in the fight for life in 2017, please do this!!…[Click here to read the full article].
To be clear, Canadians who are conscientiously opposed to abortion are already forced to participate in it through our taxes; over 100,000 annual tax-funded abortions within Canada and millions of dollars already going towards funding abortions internationally. The funding in question now would be in addition to all this.
According to reports, Canada may very well be planning to move ahead with being part of this initiative.
We can still change this through our prayers and action…[Click here to read the full article].
Members of Parliament are set to vote on an “Islamophobia” motion next week at a time when emotions are high following the United States immigration ‘pause’ and the horrific Quebec mosque shooting that tragically left 6 Canadians killed.
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s Motion M-103 is called “Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination” but it does not refer to discrimination towards all religions; only towards Islam. It calls on the Heritage Committee to study how to eliminate “Islamophobia” and could result in recommended laws to achieve this goal.
M-103 seeks additional protection for Muslims and therefore favours one religion above all others. It could prepare the way for the criminalization of “Islamophobia” and challenge rational criticism of an entire religion…[Click here to read the full article].
“What can I do to make a difference on important moral issues in Canada?”
“How can I help pass a stronger Canada onto my children?”
“Where do I start when it comes to huge issues like human trafficking, abortion, assisted suicide, the national debt, etc.?”
“Does my effort really make a difference?…What is the MOST EFFECTIVE way to make a difference?”
“As a pastor or Christian leader, how can I encourage those in my sphere to make an impact?”
Our director, Faytene Grasseschi, is going to be hosting a “in-person” seminar in Stratford, ON, this February to help Christians in Canada make an effective impact on this nation…[Click here to read the full article].
Parliament voted unanimously last October in support of MP Michelle Rempel’s motion to acknowledge this genocide against the Yazidi people and to welcome Yazidi women and children to safety in Canada within 120 days. The government would not commit to a specific number of Yazidis to be welcomed but government officials hinted in November that they would only target 50 women and girls for safe asylum, a move that CPC interim-leader Rona Ambrose called “a token effort”.
We are now quickly approaching the end of the 120 days given in the motion…[Click here to read the full article].
Why Pray 150?
Canada is turning 150 on July 1, 2017. Biblically every 50th year is a jubilee – a time for freedom and deliverance. Before entering the promised land the people of God were exhorted to consecrate (prepare) themselves for this important time of shift and inheritance. In the same way we believe that the lead up to Canada’s 150th birthday is an important time for us to prepare spiritually as a nation for all the Lord wants to do in the next season of our national history. One of the primary ways we can prepare is through prayer and fasting…[Click here to read the full article].