It’s Your Fight Too!

Remarkably, in just two years we’ve gone from punishing those who help people taking their lives to punishing those who refuse to help people take their lives. This ignores the huge difference between governments which prevent people from doing what we consider to be wrong and governments which force citizens to do what those citizens … [Read more…]

Remarks by Stephen Woodworth, May 15, 2017, International Conscientious Objectors Day

OPENING Good evening, everyone! Thank you all for joining in this Democracy Defence Initiative this evening. And a special thanks to whoever arranged this wonderful weather! Also, our thanks to our musicians, Rob and Joe Koechl on guitar and vocals, joined by Ken Oakes, all the way from Nanaimo, B.C., on saxophone! We are here … [Read more…]

MEDIA RELEASE: First Annual International Conscientious Objectors’ Day in Kitchener a Success!

KITCHENER, ON.— The first annual Internationl Conscientious Objectors Day Rally, held in Kitchener yesterday, was a success, according to organizers with The Democracy Defence Initiative. Arranged to honour conscientious objectors, past and present, in Canada, in support of freedom of conscience, the event attracted over 50 people. Those present heard from conscientious objectors Dr. Mark … [Read more…]

Open Letter To: All Members of the Ontario Legislative Assembly

May 15, 2017 We urge you to immediately introduce an amendment to recently enacted Bill 84 (Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017) to include a provision for the freedom of conscience guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states in Article 18 “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, … [Read more…]

We Care About Freedom! Events

Former Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth, with a delegation from The Democracy Defence Initiative, will deliver an Open Letter to the offices of several B.C. Law Society Benchers each weekday from now until May 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to support freedom of association and freedom of belief, and to protest the treatment of members … [Read more…]

“Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty”

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty” (A John Robson Documentary) Presented by The Democracy Defence Initiative at Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52nd Avenue, Langley, British Columbia V2Y 1L3.  Following this 45 minute film, former M.P. Stephen Woodworth will deliver a brief update on challenges … [Read more…]

Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty

This film, a documentary by noted Canadian journalist and champion of Canadian freedom, John Robson, explores the historical roots of our basic freedoms and the continued efforts of citizens necessary to preserve them.  It is no accident that Canada developed as a nation of free people. It happened because those who came before us devoted … [Read more…]

Can You Believe Everything You Read?

The report found at the link below shows why Canadians must be alert for media spin, which is often subtle enough to go unnoticed. The report contains two inaccuracies designed to predispose readers’ opinions. One describes Trinity Western’s Community Covenant as “so-called,” suggesting without foundation that something about Trinity Western’s congregational agreement makes it not … [Read more…]