I loved listening to CBC radio when I lived in Canada. I just logged on to their website, and found this program about how advertising has been used to change public opinion. There’s even a short segment about an Ikea ad – aired only once – that featured a gay couple. Have a listen.


What a bittersweet Canada Day.

Our Governor-General, has named abortionist Henry Morgentaler to a Member of the Order of Canada, “for his commitment to increased health care options for women, his determined efforts to influence Canadian public policy and his leadership in humanist and civil liberties organizations.”

I am disgusted. I know many of fellow sojourners do not share my pro-life views, but this appointment, in my opinion, not only honours a mass murderer, it has brought disrepute to the process by which people are named to this honour (in that it was not a unanimous decision); it has shown that the governor general’s office can no longer be trusted (it previously asserted that Morgentaler was not on the list of recipients); and (as the first commenter on this news site suggests) serves only to increase the antagonism between the sides of the abortion debate in Canada.

(For those who do not know, Canada is the only developed country that has no abortion law. Hence, abortion is legal by any method at any time during a pregnancy.)