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Conservatives dump candidate touting therapies to turn gay youth straight

The Conservative party says a candidate who defended therapies that attempt to turn gays straight is no longer their official representative in a suburban Toronto riding, although it is too late to remove him from the ballot.

  • Ontario sex-ed protest 'unlike anything I've ever experienced,' principal says

    Crane should have 1,400 students at the elementary school every weekday. "It's been unlike anything I've ever experienced or ever thought I would experience in a school in Toronto," Crane told host Matt Galloway. "I've spent the past several weeks trying to convince parents to come to school.

  • Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, extols … The Canadian Press - Sat, 26 Sep, 2015
    Pope Francis delivers remarks at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The pope spoke at Independence Hall on his first visit to the United States. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer, via AP, Pool)

    He spoke at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. In a scene rich with historical symbolism, Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday, offering warm and affectionate words of welcome to immigrants and extolling America's founding ideals of liberty …

  • FDA experts question Bayer on contraceptive … The Canadian Press - Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
    This product image provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shows the birth control implant called Essure. Federal medical experts on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 said it will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions. (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. via AP)

    Federal health experts on Thursday questioned the maker of a metallic birth control implant associated with thousands of complaints from women, including long-term pain, bleeding and fatigue. The Essure implant has been sold for more than a decade and is frequently pitched to women as the only non-surgical option for permanent …

  • HPV vaccince not as effective as abstinence, B.C. bishop tells parents

    Parents of girls attending Catholic schools in Prince George, B.C. have been sent a letter from the city's bishop suggesting that abstinence is "the only truly healthy choice" in combating the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The Rev. Stephen Jensen's letter accompanied a vaccination consent form, sent …

  • Pope Francis set to address fractious … Reuters - Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
    Pope Francis waves during a papal parade in Washington

    By Philip Pullella and Scott Malone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off his meeting with President Barack Obama, Pope Francis delivers a speech on Thursday to a U.S. Congress led by Republicans who have opposed Obama on issues of importance to the pontiff including climate change and immigration. Francis, who arrived Tuesday …

  • New coalition voices support for Ontario's sex-ed curriculum

    Several Muslim women praised Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum at Queen's Park Wednesday. "This curriculum is an opportunity for Muslim families to have mutual, two-way dialogue about values, relationships, marriage and sexuality," Murtaza said.

  • Syrians and Iraqis find relief in Europe … The Canadian Press - Sun, 20 Sep, 2015
    FILE - This is a Thursday Sept. 3, 2015 file photo of a group of refugees as they walk along the railway tracks near the town of Roszke, Hungary, after crossing the border from Serbia. Among the tens of thousands fleeing war and despair in the Middle East, one group feels a special relief in reaching Europe: those who have escaped areas ruled by Islamic State extremists and the harsh scrutiny of their religious police. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)

    Among the tens of thousands fleeing war and despair in the Middle East, one group feels a special relief in reaching Europe: those who have escaped areas ruled by Islamic State extremists and the harsh scrutiny of their religious police. More than 175,000 Syrians and nearly 10,000 Iraqis have made the dangerous sea journey …

  • Jessica Biel: Sex Ed Teacher? Access Hollywood - Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
    Jessica Biel attends the Museum of Modern Art 2013 Film benefit - A Tribute To Tilda Swinton on November 5, 2013 in New York City -- WireImage

    Motherhood is inspiring Jessica Biel. The actress, mom to 5-month-old son Silas with husband Justin Timberlake, has launched a series of educational videos to help girls and young women understand their bodies. Jessica discussed the project for Glamour's October issue, saying it all started when she and Justin began planning …

  • Fast food source of nutrition for third of U.S kids

    On any given day in the United States, 34.3 per cent of children and adolescents are consuming a significant portion of their daily nutrition from fast food restaurants, the National Center for Health Statistics reported on Wednesday. The NCHS said fast food "has been associated with higher caloric intake and poorer diet …

  • Cosmopolitan covered up in U.S. stores after advocates label it 'porn'

    With cleavage-bearing front cover models and sexually explicit content, Cosmopolitan aims to get noticed. American chains Rite Aid Pharmacy, Food Lion grocery, and Walmart in the U.S.are all pledging to shield Cosmo's racy headlines from shoppers. Walmart Canada, however, is keeping the magazine out in the open.

  • Subway says co-founder Fred DeLuca dead … The Canadian Press - Tue, 15 Sep, 2015
    In this May 16, 2014 photo Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca poses for a photo at a Subway restaurant in New York. DeLuca died Monday evening, Sept. 14, 2015, after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, the company said Tuesday. He was 67. (AP Photo/Candice Choi)

    Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca, who turned a sandwich shop he started as a teenager into the world's largest fast-food chain, died Monday evening. DeLuca's death came two years after Subway said he had been diagnosed with leukemia and was scaling back on his leadership role at the company. It also came just weeks after …

  • Kativik School Board introducing sex education in Nunavik curriculum

    A sexual education pilot course tailored to Inuit culture is launching in Nunavik schools this year. It's part of a new personal life and social skills class the Kativik School Board is bringing to Grade 5 students. Students will learn about human anatomy and sexual reproduction for four to six hours a year during regular …

  • Inmate who pleaded guilty to raping … The Canadian Press - Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
    FILE - This Jan. 30, 2014 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Jacob Harvey, accused of attacking a state prison teacher in Florence, Ariz. Harvey, who pleaded guilty to raping a prison teacher at the Eyman state prison, is set for sentencing Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    An Arizona inmate who pleaded guilty to raping a prison teacher apologized to the woman in court Monday before being sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The 35-year-old woman sat with her parents in the courtroom while her attorney, Scott Zwillinger, read her words.

  • Sex-ed protests prove awkward for school staff

    It may have been back to school for many students this week, but some Ontario classrooms were a little emptier than usual. The dispute between the Ontario Ministry of Education and parents over the new sex-education curriculum is keeping some students out of class, and teachers and principals are caught in the middle. …

  • Sydney prostitution crackdown will continue, says Cape Breton police chief

    The arrests of 27 men in a prostitution sting in downtown Sydney is only the beginning of a police effort to clean up the area, Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac said Wednesday. "One of the struggles in Cape Breton is that there aren't the resources for sex workers.

  • Half of one Toronto school's students … The Canadian Press - Tue, 8 Sep, 2015
    Minister of Education Liz Sandals talks during a press conference at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Sandals says those parents who are still opposed to the province's new sex-ed curriculum being taught in public schools this year can pull their kids from class.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Parents in one Toronto community have made good on their threat to keep their children at home on the first day of school to protest the province's new sex-ed curriculum, which they say is not age appropriate. At Thorncliffe Park, where nearly all of its Grade 1 to 5 students were pulled from class during a protest staged …

  • Sex-ed protest leaves Toronto school nearly half-empty

    A protest against the province's sex-ed curriculum was held outside Thorncliffe Park Public school in East York Tuesday. Ryan Bird, a spokesman for the Toronto District School Board, estimated that nearly 700 students, about half the school population, did not come to school as a result of the rally. On Saturday, Premier …

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