I trust this newsletter finds you and your loved ones doing well… hopefully faring better than our beloved Canadian democratic system.
For a democracy to be healthy, its citizens need to be represented in its legislative assembly.
Sadly, this is not the case in Canada. Though five parties sit in the House of Commons – the Liberals, the Conservatives, the Bloc, the New Democrats, and the Greens, none speak for pro-life Canadians.
The platforms of four of these parties are overtly hostile to life issues, advocating for abortion, euthanasia, etc.
The fifth, the Conservative Party, has traditionally been the voice for the unborn, but over the past decades it has grown weak in its support for the most vulnerable and innocent of our society.
Yes, in recent years, members of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) have submitted legislative proposals defending unborn life. But its recent leaders, including former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and current and outgoing party leader Andrew Scheer, have not endorsed these proposals, resulting in no further protection for the unborn.
What is even more troublesome to Canada’s democracy and the fate of the unborn child is that no improvement is in sight as the two front-runners in the current CPC leadership race are openly antagonistic to unborn life.
In contrast, the two other candidates in this leadership race – Dr. Leslyn Lewis and Mr. Derek Sloan, are deserving of our support as they are outspoken and unambiguous in their defense of unborn life.
Derek Sloan has come out with a 12-point pro-life plan, believing that it is Parliament’s duty to discuss and debate these crucial issues.
Three of these points are:
- “Unborn victims of violence” takes aim at protecting an unborn child against a criminal act. Currently it is not an offense to injure or kill an unborn child during an assault on a pregnant woman.
- End the funding of abortion and of pro-abortion special interest groups abroad under the banner of foreign aid.
- Support the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would provide medical care and treatment to infants born at any stage of development.
Another important measure in this 12-point plan directly impacts the day-to-day operations of the Quebec Life Coalition. As we are currently unable to express ourselves freely around abortion facilities, a provision in Mr. Sloan’s program would lift the ban constraining us.
Dr. Leslyn Lewis has adopted a four-pillar policy for successful governments. These pillars are:
- Upholding family as the cornerstone of society – parents have the right to raise their children according to their beliefs.
- Protecting our fundamental freedoms - freedom of expression, conscience, & religion must be protected.
- Pursuing compassion towards the vulnerable – protecting our seniors, veterans, disabled and indigenous peoples.
- Standing for fiscal responsibility – no excessive taxation, or burdening future generations with our debt.
The Quebec Life Coalition encourages all CPC members to vote for these two candidates in either order in the preference balloting system the CPC has established.
No other candidate should be considered for ranking on the ballot.