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The dangers of the Culture and Citizenship course

The new Culture et citizenship course, which will replace the old ERC course at the start of the new school year, will include gender ideology in its (already harmful) sex education component.

In an interview with independent journalist Michel Lizotte, Jean-Léon Laffitte, President of the Association des parents catholiques du Québec (APCQ), explains the foundations of gender ideology, which claims that sex is "assigned" at birth and is a social construct.

Is gender theory scientifically based? Mr Laffitte tells us about the very recent Cass report produced in Great Britain, where thousands of people who have undergone "gender transition" now regret having undergone this irreversible procedure, which states that no conclusive study supports the claims of gender theory, namely that "treatments" such as puberty blockers, transsexual hormones or operations are beneficial to children suffering from gender dysphoria.

The suicide of young people who are not given transition is often used as an argument to force parents to approve the transition of their child with gender dysphoria. In response to this argument, Mr Laffitte mentions another study which shows that the suicide rate among young people is no higher if their mental health is looked after rather than if they are transitioned.

The British government, on the basis of the Cass report, is going back on its experience of gender ideology. But in Quebec, points out Mr Laffitte, we are not benefiting from the British experience and are persevering with the same mistake.

Is the government listening to worried parents? Mr Laffitte tells us no, at least not until last year's 1 Million March 4 Children, which mobilised parents across Canada to protest against the LGBT ideology, including gender ideology, being imposed on their children. Following this major event, the Quebec government set up a committee of wise men to receive testimonies and presentations from individuals and associations interested in the issue of education, including the APCQ and EPPNE. Mr. Laffitte seems confident that the committee will do an honest job, but he points out that the committee will not submit the results of its work to the government until December or January, when the QCC course will begin in August. What is the point of a consultation if you don't wait for the results before implementing the programme?

Life Chain

On Sunday 6 October 2024, the next Life Chain will take place, a local event that takes place simultaneously across Canada and the world, and consists of an hour of prayer in a public place with signs displaying pro-life messages. Last year, we organised 11 chains in Quebec, and we're hoping to triple that number this year!

Fundraising campaign

We're on the last day of our fundraising campaign, and we've still got half of it to go - $5,000 of the $10,000 we're aiming for! The 1st Quebec City March for Life, which was a great success, proved to be costly. It's thanks to your donations that we're able to organise such events, and that we'll be organising the next Quebec City March for Life.

It is also thanks to your financial support that we are able to keep you up to date with essential information such as this important video on the Culture and Citizenship course.

Through the donations you make to support us, our work to defend the family is in truth also your work, because without your help we wouldn't be able to do it. Thank you for giving generously from the bottom of your heart!

For Life,
Augustin Hamilton

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The past six months

The past six months have presented Campagne Québec-Vie with numerous challenges to overcome. We organized our very first March for Life in Quebec City, beginning with reserving the venue and initiating contact with the authorities in December 2023. Following that, we conducted over twenty visits to churches and other gathering places to recruit participants for the March, often requiring significant travel.

We then prepared our website, Facebook pages, as well as print and email advertisements. A March is not just a one-day event; it sets in motion a series of meetings with interested groups, many of whom have committed to participating again. These visits enable us to appoint representatives from each group to better maintain our relationships. In fact, we are building an entire provincial pro-life organization from this "one-day" March.

We have started a process that will grow, God willing, and with your help!

We are now just five days away from the end of our Summer 2024 fundraising campaign. Thanks to our loyal benefactors, we have raised $2,812 so far. However, we still need to collect $7,188. Can you help us now with a donation? Thank you!

Next Challenge: 33+ Life Chains in Quebec

We want to immediately start developing the networks we have established and the contacts we have made. Our next major activity, in addition to the 40 Days for Life vigil this fall (you can learn more about this vigil by clicking here), will be the Life Chain. These thousands of one-hour mini-demonstrations for life and against abortion take place across North America on the first Sunday of October (this year, it will be on October 6, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – locations to be determined). Last year, we organized 11 such demonstrations in Quebec. Thanks to our contacts from the March, we aim to triple this number of Life Chains to 33 (at least!).

This activity is held at hundreds of locations in Ontario and across Canada – we should certainly be able to organize 33, if not many more!

Enceinte et Inquiète: Taking it to the Next Level

We also plan to enhance our service for pregnant women in difficulty – Enceinte et Inquiète (Pregnant and Worried)– by potentially forming a first board of directors for this service. Over the months and years, several people, in addition to our dedicated colleague Brian Jenkins, responsible for Enceinte et Inquiète, have joined this cause. Some believe the time has come to take it to the next level. Stay tuned!

I am sending you this email because nothing we do can be accomplished without the generosity of our loyal benefactors. With only five days left in our Summer 2024 fundraising campaign, we still need to raise $7,188. Can you help us today? Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

God bless you,


Georges Buscemi
President, Quebec Life Coalition

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Another march next year

The Quebec City March for Life took place about ten days ago, and we're already planning next year's march. We will shortly be holding a meeting between the organisers and various participants to assess the good points as well as the various aspects that need to be improved. After a very successful first one, despite the difficulties and obstacles, we're planning to produce an even bigger and better one.

This week, in surprising news, after a clear success for right-wing parties in the European elections, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, has decided to dissolve the National Assembly! Whatever his reasons for doing so, or the hopes and fears that the next French government will engender, at least one good thing has come out of it: the dropping of the euthanasia bill that was due to be put for vote on June 18th (no doubt with a solid majority). That's always a plus.

Life Chain

The next Life Chain will take place on Sunday 6 October 2024, on a smaller scale than the march, but more local. The Life Chain takes place simultaneously across Canada and the world, and consists of a one-hour prayer event in a public square with placards bearing pro-life messages.

Mass for the unborn

A Mass for the unborn will be held on June 18th at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's Church in Cornwall, Ontario. Everyone is welcome.

812 Pitt Street Unit 27
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 5R1

For more information, write to: [email protected]

All this is only possible thanks to your donations. We've launched a quick fundraising campaign to, among other things, organise a 2025 March that will be even bigger and better than the one we've just experienced. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2 weeks. We've so far collected 2,792$ and therefore we have 7,208$ left to raise. There are 8 days left. Please give generously today!

For Life,
Augustin Hamilton

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A wonderful March for Life!

What a splendid day! What a magnificent march! More than a thousand pro-lifers gathered in Quebec City on June 1st under a shining sun to demonstrate in the name of the unborn child. And all this despite the hostility and incivility of the pro-abortion counter-demonstrators... (For a fuller report on the march, see here.)

The joy was palpable as people arrived and gathered around waiting for the event to begin, getting to know each other, meeting up with friends.

A word must be said about the start of the day. Early in the morning, pro-abortionists had sprayed graffiti on the pavements and low walls surrounding the Fontaine de Tourny, saying: "My body, my choice". After a few pro-lifers added a little more, the message was very different!

Before the event got underway, counter-demonstrators arrived with drums, whistles, rattles and other noise-making objects, chanting slogans and making all the noise they could. In short, they were trying to spoil our event. Fortunately, the Quebec City police eventually separated the sheep from the goats and we started marching.

It was comforting to see the march proceed normally after the initial agitation, and there we saw just how many of us there were, along with the pro-lifers who arrived late.

I can tell you that the march did not go unnoticed in the streets of Quebec, with many motorists honking their horns happily as they passed, all the people seated on restaurant terraces, and others expressing their disapproval.

These two videos of the march will give you a fuller idea.

We ended the March for Life with moving testimonies from women who had undergone an abortion or had chosen life instead, and with a few speeches that had been postponed until the end.

Ah, and then there was the media coverage. Several media were present at the march and reported on it. But they didn't even present it in a neutral way. It was mostly pro-abortion testimonials and short pro-life quotes. The choice of photos also shows a certain amount of bad faith. The confrontation between pro-abortion and pro-life is emphasised, while the most positive part of the pro-life event is absent from the visual aspect. In short, the mainstream media are not our friends.

Finally, a big thank you to all the participants and our fifty+ volunteers. Many thanks to the speakers:

To Toni Di Paolo Lemay, devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother and host of the event.

To Georges Buscemi, President and Spokesperson of Quebec Life Coalition and organizer of the March.

To Dr. Paul Saba, family physician in Montreal.

To Jean-Léon Laffitte, President of the Association des Parents Catholiques du Québec and representative of Ensemble pour la protection de nos enfants.

To Jean-François Denis from ThéoVox and co-organiser.

To Richard Décarie, founder of the Conservative Union Movement.

To Debbie Duval and Julia Bissonnette from Campaign Life Coalition.

To Father Marchand for his presence and opening prayer.

To Tanya Patry and Josée Lafontaine, mothers, inspiring witnesses to the choice of life in a time of distress.

To Alie Alive, an abortion survivor with a powerful and inspiring testimony.

To Lise Dufour, author of the book "J'ai avorté par peur, avec Lui, espérer encore".

To Art Lucier, founder of Canadian Firewall and Harvest Ministries. Last year, the event he was planning to organise at the Palais des congrès de Québec was cancelled by the Quebec government on the grounds that it was organised by pro-lifers. He is now suing the government.

To Isabelle Frédéric, a Christian woman who has had an abortion and wants to share her experience.

To Nancy Ménard, a Christian woman who has had an abortion and wants to share her experience.

To Sophie Archambault, Executive Director of Uni-T A Voice for Christian Values (UVVC).

To Georges Antonios for his closing prayer and remarks.

Many thanks also to ThéoVox for its help, and to the Campaign Life Coalition and Valorem constructions for their financial support.

See you next year!

All this is only possible thanks to your donations. We're launching a fundraising campaign to, among other things, organise a 2025 March that will be even bigger and better than the one we've just experienced. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2 weeks. Please give generously today!

For Life,
Augustin Hamilton

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We're almost there!

This Saturday 1 June will see the first ever Quebec City March for Life!

We're only 4 days away from the event.

A number of pro-life and pro-family activists will be talking about their efforts and experiences in the fight for the unborn child and the family during the pre-March rally. Speakers include:

  • Georges Buscemi, President of Quebec Life Coalition
  • Dr Paul Saba, family doctor in Montreal
  • Jean-Léon Laffitte, President of the Association des Parents Catholiques du Québec and representative of Ensemble pour la protection de nos enfants
  • Jean-François Denis from ThéoVox media
  • Richard Décarie, founder of the Conservative Union movement
  • Debbie Duval from Campaign Life Coalition
  • And many more!

After the March, women who have undergone abortion or chosen life will give testimonials.

The schedule for the Quebec City March is as follows:

  • 11am Gathering (Fontaine de Tourny)
  • 12pm Speeches
  • 1pm Walk
  • 3pm Testimonies
  • 4pm End

For full details of the Quebec City March for Life, click here.

We are organising buses from Montreal, Granby, Drummondville and Ottawa. Contact Brian Jenkins at (438) 930-8643 for details.

Don't forget to announce your attendance at the March on our Facebook page and to invite your family, friends and acquaintances.

Prayer and fasting

So that God may grant us the success and good conduct of the March, we ask you to help us by praying and, if you want to go that far and if you can, by fasting and abstaining during the three days that separate us from the March for Life, from Wednesday May 29 to Friday May 31. Fasting is currently defined by the Catholic Church as follows: one meal a day, plus two snacks which together do not amount to a full meal. Abstinence, in this case, means not eating meat.

Why make such an effort? We know that by attacking abortion, we are attacking the devil's empire over our society. That's how much we need God's help and protection. In any case, it would be illusory to try to reinstate the Culture of Life in our society without God's help (or a culture at all - in my opinion, a society that no longer even worships God and has such contempt for life and the family no longer has a culture at all).

Here are a few photos of the preparations for the March for Life - check out the banners!

Come and join us at the March for Life on June 1st!

For Life,
Augustin Hamilton

Press release about the Quebec City March for Life :


A historic first: March for Life in Quebec City on June 1
This Saturday, June 1, will mark a historic moment for Quebec City, with the first-ever March for Life in the province. This event joins the ranks of Marches for Life organised worldwide, including the one in Ottawa - founded 27 years ago - which brought together thousands of demonstrators on Parliament Hill on May 9, and the one in Washington D.C., founded in 1974, which drew nearly 100,000 participants in January.

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Reminder: A historic first: March for Life in Quebec City on June 1

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A historic first: March for Life in Quebec City on June 1

Quebec City, May 27, 2024 - This Saturday, June 1, will mark a historic moment for Quebec City, with the first-ever March for Life in the province. This event joins the ranks of Marches for Life organised worldwide, including the one in Ottawa - founded 27 years ago - which brought together thousands of demonstrators on Parliament Hill on May 9, and the one in Washington D.C., founded in 1974, which drew nearly 100,000 participants in January.

The Quebec City March for Life is intended to be a festive, family-friendly event, while addressing serious issues with far-reaching consequences for Quebec society: attacks on human life such as abortion and euthanasia, often referred to by the euphemisms "voluntary interruption of pregnancy" and "medical aid in dying" respectively.

"It's high time Quebec had its own March for Life," says Georges Buscemi, President of Quebec Life Coalition, the organisation organising the event. "A society that wants to show solidarity with the marginalised and vulnerable cannot continue to ignore the unborn children targeted by abortion, who are the most vulnerable and ignored people there are.”

Organisers are expecting hundreds of pro-life demonstrators from across the province. The rally will start at 11am at the Tourny Fountain, opposite the Quebec National Assembly. Musical entertainment will precede the speeches, which will begin at noon and end at 1pm, when the march through the streets of Quebec City will begin. The march will conclude at the National Assembly, where, from 3pm, testimonies from women and men affected by the abortion issue will be presented. The annual event will end at 4pm.

Dr. Paul Saba, a family doctor in Montreal, will be present at the event, accompanied by two sisters in their thirties who will share their experiences of imminent abortions on the operating table and their decisions to keep their babies at the last minute. Dr. Saba believes that mothers who want to have children should be supported. "It's a question of social justice. Mothers should not be pushed into having abortions because they lack financial, social and psychological support. We must guarantee them affordable housing, reasonable incomes and food security."

For more information on the March for Life in Quebec City, please visit www.marchepourlavie.quebec and www.cqv.qc.ca.

Media contact :
Georges Buscemi
President of Quebec Life Coalition
(514) 928-4819; [email protected]

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Thousands of Canadians for Life!

This year, for the twenty-seventh time, the Ottawa National March for Life took place, bringing together Canadians from all over the country to protest for the unborn child.


Photo: Catholic Register/X

On this beautiful day (not too hot, not too cool, just a little rain and wind), in the tulip season, several prominent pro-lifers spoke to the crowd gathered on Parliament Hill, including MPs Arnold Viersen and Cathay Wagantall, founder of And There Were None Abby Johnson, 40 Days for Life founder Shawn Carney, Dr Dermot Kearney, inventor of the abortion pill reversal process, Archbishop Marcel Danphousse of Ottawa-Cornwall and Angelina Seenstra of Silent No More, as well as women and men who regretted aborting their child.

Quebec City March for Life

After this magnificent march in Ottawa, we're only two weeks away from the March for Life in Quebec City, which will take place on June 1st 2024 at 11am.

We're actively promoting the event, even on Highway 40 near Trois-Rivières:

Come one, come all!

The schedule for the Quebec City march is as follows:

  1. 11am Gathering (Fontaine de Tourny)
  2. 12pm Speeches
  3. 1pm Walk
  4. 3pm Testimonies
  5. 4pm End

For full details of the Quebec City March for Life, click here.

Don't forget to announce your attendance at the march on our Facebook event page and to invite your friends.

Demonstration to protect children from gender ideology

The demonstration against the gender ideology being inculcated in schools, organised by Ensemble Pour Protéger Nos Enfants (EPPNE) (Together To Protect Our Children), will take place in Montreal on 25 May. See the poster below for details:

For Life,
Augustin Hamilton

Videos of the week :


Accelerated video of the March for Life


Highlights of the Ottawa March for Life

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Protecting children, before and after birth

Children, born and unborn, need to be protected from many dangers. So many unborn children are killed by abortion, without even having the chance to beg to be spared. We must become a voice for these children to protect them from the scourge of abortion. That's why I invite you to come out in force to the March for Life in Ottawa on May 9 to make your voice heard on behalf of the unborn.

Ottawa march schedule :

  • 12 p.m. - Gathering on Parliament Hill
  • 12:30 p.m. - Opening remarks at the rally
  • 1:30 p.m. - March in downtown Ottawa
  • 2:30 p.m. - Testimonials from the Silent No More awareness campaign
  • 3 p.m. - Closing prayer service: Andrey Sheptytsky Metropolitan Institute

A bus will leave Montreal for Ottawa at 7 a.m. on May 9. For more information, please contact Brian Jenkins at (438) 930-8643.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the very first March for Life in Quebec City, which will take place on 1st June 2024.

Schedule for the Quebec City March :

  • 11 a.m.: Gathering in front of the Quebec National Assembly, near the Fontaine de Tourny
  • 12 noon: Speeches
  • 1 p.m.: Walk
  • 3 p.m.: Testimonies
  • 4 p.m.: End

For full details of the Quebec City March for Life, click here.

Don't forget to announce your attendance at the march on our Facebook event page and to invite your friends.

Pro-abortion people sometimes accuse pro-lifers of being solely "pro-birth", by which they mean that pro-lifers are only interested in the fate of the child before birth and no longer care about it once it is born.

This is simply absurd.

As a pro-life movement that cares about children before and after birth, we also call on you to take part in the demonstration against the gender ideology being inculcated in schools, on 25 May, organised by Ensemble Pour Protéger Nos Enfants (EPPNE) (Together To Protect Our Children).

Video of the week:


Georges Buscemi speaks out on the issue of euthanasia in Quebec
Today, on the eve of the Ottawa march, the Campaign Life Coalition held a press conference.

For Life,

Augustin Hamilton

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Why ask such questions?

Would you like to be asked about your "gender orientation"? Would you like to be able to check a box for "diverse" relationships (other than between a man and a woman)? Don't worry, Justin Trudeau, our beloved Prime Minister, has thought of this: the next Canadian census in 2026 will contain such a question. On the other hand, if you don't want it, Justin hasn't asked your opinion: these questions will be included in the census whether you like it or not... What's the point of the government asking such questions? In the same vein, the Ontario Court of Justice has decreed that participants in any trial must now give their "preferred pronouns" beforehand. Yet another sign of political zeal: if someone absolutely wants everyone to know (and unfortunately use) the pronouns of their choice, there's nothing to stop them from saying so. So why force everyone to give their "preferred pronouns" (as if it were a matter of preference)? Will we just be able to say: "Your honour, there's no need for me to give the pronouns that suit me, I'm sure that everyone here will be able to guess them, and I won't hold it against anyone who makes a mistake"?

Far from the madness of this world, we received a lovely letter from a QLC reader and benefactor. Drawing on her family experience (15 children!), she tells us that the most beautiful thing that can happen to a woman is to bring a child into the world.

And it's to defend this idea that we'll be marching at the first March for Life in Quebec City on 1st June 2024. We'll be marching because one of the most beautiful things in this world is to give life and one of the ugliest is to take it away.

The March for Life will start in front of the Quebec National Assembly, near the Fontaine de Tourny:

  • 11 a.m. Gathering
  • 12 noon Speeches
  • 1 p.m. March
  • 3 pm Testimonies
  • 4 p.m. End

For full details of the Quebec City March for Life, click here.

Don't forget to announce your attendance at the march on our Facebook event page and to invite your friends.

For Life,

Augustin Hamilton

Our video of the week :


Jean-François Denis of ThéoVox and Georges Buscemi of Quebec Life Coalition promote the March for Life in Quebec City, during a visit to Good News Chapel on Sunday, April 14, 2024 (English and French)

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March for Life, National Networking and Happy Births!

We are thrilled to share with you the latest news and events from our organization.

Firstly, we're delighted to inform you that Georges Buscemi, president of Quebec Life Coalition, recently visited the Good News Chapel Baptist Church in Montreal to promote the March for Life in Quebec. His visit was a great success, and we also had the opportunity to visit the Montreal parishes of Saint-Monica, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (thanks to a devoted sympathizer), and Corpus Christi Parish in Senneville. We shared valuable moments with these communities, further strengthening our commitment to life.

(Included below are some photos from Georges' visit to GNC.)

Additionally, our colleague Arpad Nagy attended the Canada Strong and Free conference to establish connections with conservatives and life advocates from across the country, including New Brunswick Premier Blain Higgs. This opportunity allowed us to strengthen our alliances and expand our network to promote the culture of life throughout Canada.


Arpad with the founder of the Danube Institute, John O'Sullivan.

Regarding our Pregnant and Worried (in French, Enceinte et inquiète) pregnancy help service, we have good news to share. Two of the seven women we support have recently given birth to their children: one to twins and the other to a baby boy. A touching anecdote occurred during the birth of the first twin: he came into the world while one of our volunteers was praying with the mother, during a quiet moment when no medical attendant was in the room. We continue to support and accompany the five other women awaiting the arrival of their babies, including one who feels ambivalent. Our colleague Brian will meet her on Friday to offer our support and assistance.

Additionally, we would like to inform you of the following events related to the promotion of life:

  • The March for Life in Ottawa will take place on May 9th on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. This march is an important opportunity for Canadians to come together and defend life at all its stages. We strongly encourage everyone who can to participate and testify to the importance of protecting human life.

  • We are also saddened by the recent death of Normand Meunier, a victim of severe medical negligence that led him to choose euthanasia. This tragedy underscores the importance of defending the dignity of every person, especially the most vulnerable among us.

  • Finally, we applaud the courage and commitment of Michael Del Grande in defending life. His initiative to display the pro-life flag in all Catholic schools in Toronto is an inspiring example of leadership and determination.

We thank you for your continued support of Quebec Life Coalition, and we encourage you to continue working with us to promote a culture of life in our society.

Best regards,

--Campagne Québec-Vie

p.s. Thank you for helping us promote the very first March for Life in Quebec on June 1st, 2024. Most importantly, be with us on that day!

Click here for more information on the March for Life in Quebec!

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