St. Josaphat

Informed Voting

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2240, as citizens of Canada, we have the moral obligation to vote and to defend our country. However, before we vote, we should be well informed and educated about the platform of each party. Thanks to CitizenGo for providing us with this information!

The following is a break down identifying the platforms of each federal party, so that you know how each party winning could affect our country when it comes to issues of life, family, and freedom.

Liberal Party:

Platform:

  • Plans to revoke charity status to pro-life organizations, including crisis pregnancy centres who provide care and counseling to women who have chosen life
  • Plans to penalize provincial governments who refuse to fund abortion outside of hospitals (such as in the case of New Brunswicks’s Clinic 554)
  • Plans to give legal protection to any business or organization in Canada that demands that all their employees be vaccinated
  • Plans to ban all forms of conversion therapy, banning the work of groups such as Courage International, who non-coercively help people to live chaste lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality

Also…

  • Almost every Liberal Party MP voted for Bill C-7, which radically expanded Canada’s euthanasia law, allowing euthanasia for reasons of mental illness alone, and for the incompetent who cannot provide consent but have signed an advanced directive (Source)
  • Every Liberal Party MP (in attendance) voted against Bill C-233, which would have banned the barbaric practice of sex-selective abortion (Source)
  • The Trudeau government introduced Bill C-10 and Bill C-36, both of which aimed to censor Canadians on the internet (Source)

Conservative Party:

Platform:

  • Plans to repeal Bill C-7, a bill which expanded Canada’s euthanasia law, allowing euthanasia for reasons of mental illness alone, and for the incompetent who cannot provide consent but have signed an advanced directive
  • Plans to ban conversion therapy, but clarifies that non-coercive conversations will not be criminalized
  • Though the platform claims to support the conscience rights of medical professionals, Erin O’Toole has since clarified that he believes in effective referrals. This means that if a patient wants to be killed through euthanasia, but a medical professional objects to killing them, the medical professional must still violate their conscience by referring their patient to a doctor who is fine euthanizing the patient (Source)

Also…

  • O’Toole says that a Conservative government would not interfere with New Brunswick’s decision to not fund abortions that are not in hospitals (Source)
  • Though the majority of Conservative MPs voted for Bill C-233, which would have banned the barbaric practice of sex-selective abortion, Erin O’Toole voted against it. He has repeatedly referred to himself as pro-choice. (Source) (Source)
  • Every Conservative MP (in attendance) voted against Bill C-10, a bill which threatened to censor Canadians by applying broadcasting regulations to social media users (Source)

New Democratic Party:

Platform:

  • Plans to interfere with provincial governments who refuse to fund abortion outside of hospitals (such as in the case of New Brunswicks’s Clinic 554)
  • Plans to increase access to abortion in rural areas and in the North
  • Plans to ban all forms of conversion therapy, banning the work of groups such as Courage International, who non-coercively help people to live chaste lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality
  • Will use the government to crack down on what the NDP believes to be the spread of disinformation and “fake news”

Also…

  • Every NDP MP (in attendance) voted for Bill C-10, a bill which threatened to censor Canadians by applying broadcasting regulations to social media users (Source)
  • The NDP supported Bill C-7, which expanded Canada’s euthanasia laws, but opposed it and voted against it when the Senate added multiple amendments to it (Source) (Source)
  • Every NDP MP (in attendance) voted against Bill C-233, which would have banned the barbaric practice of sex-selective abortion (Source)

People’s Party of Canada:

Platform:

  • Plans to repeal C-16 and M-103, and oppose C-10, and C-36, which are all bills that either censor Canadians or compel/condemn the speech of Canadians who express politically-incorrect views
  • Plans to ensure that Canadians are not discriminated against because of their moral convictions
  • Plans to withhold federal funding from any post-secondary institution shown to be violating the freedom of expression of its students or faculty
  • Opposes vaccine mandates and vaccine passports

Bloc Quebecois:

  • Every Bloc Quebecois MP (in attendance) voted for Bill C-10, a bill which threatened to censor Canadians by applying broadcasting regulations to social media users (Source)
  • Every Bloc Quebecois MP (in attendance) voted against Bill C-233, which would have banned the barbaric practice of sex-selective abortion (Source)
  • Every Bloc Quebecois MP voted for Bill C-7, which radically expanded Canada’s euthanasia law, allowing euthanasia for reasons of mental illness alone, and for the incompetent who cannot provide consent but have signed an advanced directive (Source)

Christian Heritage Party:

Platform:

  • Plans to protect innocent life from conception until natural death
  • Plans to restore traditional marriage
  • Plans to repeal euthanasia and assisted suicide
  • Plans to protect free speech
  • Plans to defend the conscience rights of all Canadians, and especially those of medical professionals

Green Party:

Platform:

  • Plans to ban all forms of conversion therapy, banning the work of groups such as Courage International, who non-coercively help people to live chaste lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality
  • Plans to legalize prostitution
  • Plans to expand programs in “reproductive health, rights, and in sexual and reproductive health education”

 

 

CitizenGO sent out surveys to candidates from some of the tightest ridings from the last election. If you are in a swing riding, it may be useful to see if any of your candidates responded to our survey, and how they responded:

Cumberland – Colchester

William Archer (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Durham

Patricia Conlin (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Kitchener – Conestoga

Kevin Dupuis (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Lanark – Frontenac – Kingston

Florian Bors (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Nipissing – Timiskaming

Gregory Galante (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES CONDITIONALLY to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES CONDITIONALLY to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, I DON’T KNOW to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Northcumberland – Peterborough South

Nathan Lang (People’s Party of Canada) responded I DON’T KNOW to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Richmond Hill

Igor Tvorogov (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Skeena – Bulkley Valley

Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage Party) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.

Winnipeg South

Byron Gryba (People’s Party of Canada) responded YES to protecting the pre-born, YES to protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, YES to protecting Canadians from euthanasia, YES to banning sex-selective abortion, YES to protecting conversion therapy that uses talk therapy, and YES to protecting religious freedom.