maternal health

The maternal health summit: Another bad day for the PMO

Our political editor on the controversy over conference coverage

A matter of life and death

As Harper draws in high-profile help to invest in maternal and child health, a complex story emerges from the developing world


‘Still reviewing’

Conservative incumbent Brad Trost boasts that anti-abortion advocates convinced the government to defund Planned Parenthood.


‘Our government will not re-open the debate on abortion, at home or abroad’

Bev Oda writes to the Citizen to clarify the record. Seemingly on the subject of Planned Parenthood, she explains as follows.


‘The issue remains confusing’

The Citizen’s Elizabeth Payne follows up on her now vaguely contested column about Bev Oda and Canadian funding for abortion overseas.


‘Misrepresent the government’s position’

The Prime Minister’s Office tells CP the government will not be funding abortion overseas as part of its maternal health plan and a spokeswoman for International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda says Ms. Oda’s comments to the Ottawa Citizen were “taken out of context and misrepresent the government’s position.” (Though a LifeSiteNews report had Ms. Oda’s office not taking issue with how the comments were rendered.)


The unavoidable issue (II)

Elizabeth Payne talks to International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda and detects some ambiguity in the government’s position on funding abortion overseas.


The unavoidable issue

The Globe’s Geoffrey York finds an unnamed aid organization which has received funds from the Canadian government and performs abortions in African countries where the practice is illegal.


The G8 communique

The Prime Minister, full of brave words of confidence and assurance, has just addressed reporters on the conclusion of G8 meetings in Huntsville. He seems mostly pleased.


Down to work

After the third of the day’s seven photo ops, the Prime Minister has just opened the working session of G8 and African leaders—his opening address a photo op in itself. He’s got about 45 minutes before he has to pose again for the cameras.


At the G8

Greetings from the heavily fortified Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville. The leaders arrived earlier and should be at their working lunch presently.