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MP Michael Barrett

Conservative Party | Leeds - Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, ON

CLC rating: Pro-life

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Rating Comments: In June 2021, this MP rightly voted in favour of pro-life Bill C-233, introduced by Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall, to outlaw the horrific practice of sex-selective abortion, in which unborn babies are killed for no other reason than their sex.

Michael gave perfect answers to our 2018 CLC elections questionnaire. He won the by-election on December 3, 2018 by a wide margin.

CLC was disappointed to see this stalwart pro-life MP endorse the pro-abortion, 2020 Conservative Leadership candidate Erin O’Toole, especially when there were two strong pro-life candidates in the race, MP Derek Sloan and Dr. Leslyn Lewis, behind whom all pro-lifers needed to rally.

During Parliamentary debates on euthanasia expansion Bill C-7, MP Barrett wisely cautioned that the bill could disproportionally impact vulnerable communities (see Quotes tab).

First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 2018.12.03
Percentage in last election: 50.5% (2021); 48.98% (2019) ; 57.8 % (2018 by-election)
Victory margin last election: 25.3% (2021); 22.49% (2019) ; 22.0 % (2018 by-election)
Religion / Faith: Catholic
Constituency Offices
68 William Street, Suite 205
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 4V5
Tel: 1-866-498-3096 (toll-free)
Fax: 613-498-3100
Parliamentary Office
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel: 613-992-8756
Fax: 613-996-9171
Life & family issues voting score: 85%

Note: The voting score calculation is not weighted to account for relative differences in importance of various bills or issues. Here is Michael Barrett's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Bill C-6 - 2nd Reading, to criminalize parents, psychotherapy & spiritual guidance for unwanted sexual feelings
Vote on taking away the right of people who experience UNWANTED gender identity confusion or homosexual attraction to be able to obtain clinical therapy or pastoral counseling to help them live according to their faith or to overcome the unwanted sexual feelings. This unconstitutional bill also jails parents up to 5 years for providing body-affirming counselling to their sexually-confused children, or for discouraging a gay lifestyle in contradiction with the family’s religious faith. The totalitarian bill passed 2nd Reading by a vote of 305 to 7 on October 28, 2020.
Supported bad
Bill C-7 - 2nd Reading, to expand euthanasia to target more vulnerable people
Vote on making it easier for patients to be killed by their doctors by expanding the definition of those eligible to access medical murder. Bill C-7 would eliminate even the "safeguard" of a waiting period prior to a euthanasia killing being carried out, and would reduce the number of witnesses required to observe a third party signing a euthanasia request from two witnesses to only one. In addition, Bill C-7 would not require the immediate consent of persons presently incapable of communicating but who had been previously approved for euthanasia; and would also make those whose death is not even reasonably foreseeable eligible to be killed if they experience what they subjectively consider to be "intolerable" physical or even psychological suffering. This death-liberalization bill passed 2nd Reading by a vote of 246 to 78 on October 29, 2020.
Opposed ok
Bill C-7 - 3rd Reading, to expand euthanasia to target more vulnerable people
Vote on making it easier for patients to be killed by their doctors by expanding the definition of those eligible to access medical murder. Bill C-7 would eliminate even the "safeguard" of a waiting period prior to a euthanasia killing being carried out, and would reduce the number of witnesses required to observe a third party signing a euthanasia request from two witnesses to only one. In addition, Bill C-7 would not require the immediate consent of persons presently incapable of communicating but who had been previously approved for euthanasia; and would also make those whose death is not even reasonably foreseeable eligible to be killed if they experience what they subjectively consider to be "intolerable" physical or even psychological suffering. This death-liberalization bill passed 3rd Reading by a vote of 213 to 106 on December 10, 2020.
Opposed ok
Bill C-7 - 4th Reading, to expand euthanasia to target more vulnerable people
Vote on making it easier for patients to be killed by their doctors by expanding the definition of those eligible to access medical murder. Bill C-7 would eliminate even the "safeguard" of a waiting period prior to a euthanasia killing being carried out, and would reduce the number of witnesses required to observe a third party signing a euthanasia request from two witnesses to only one. In addition, Bill C-7 would not require the immediate consent of persons presently incapable of communicating but who had been previously approved for euthanasia; and would also make those whose death is not even reasonably foreseeable eligible to be killed if they experience what they subjectively consider to be "intolerable" physical or even psychological suffering. After the House of Commons passed Bill C-7 at 3rd Reading in December 2020, the Senate reviewed the bill and, incredibly, made the bill even worse by amending it to permit the killing of non-communicative patients who had previously given advance directives concerning euthanasia (even years before), and to allow the assisted suicide of people experiencing mental illness ALONE, without any physical health problem or ailment whatsoever. Although the final passage of the Bill in the House of Commons at 4th Reading rejected the terrible "advance directive" amendment by the Senate, it did accept the evil principle of assisted suicide for the mentally ill who are not dying or even experiencing any physical suffering. Bill C-7 brings the Trudeau Liberals' euthanasia fetish one step closer to suicide-on-demand. This death-liberalization bill passed 4th Reading by a vote of 180 to 149 on March 11, 2021.
Opposed ok
Bill C-233 - 2nd Reading, to criminalize sex-selective abortion.
This principled bill, introduced by pro-life Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall, sought to protect all babies in the womb from being killed by abortion specifically because of their sex. Sex-selective abortion is typically committed in cultures that favour male children over female, and is a form of femicide. Despite support from 68% of Conservative Party MPs for this modicum of protection for the unborn, Bill C-233 was defeated on June 2, 2021 at 2nd Reading by a vote of 248 to 82, with all attending members of the rabidly pro-abortion Liberal, NDP, Green, and Bloc Québécois parties voting unanimously against it.
Supported ok
Bill C-6 - 3rd Reading, to criminalize parents, psychotherapy & spiritual guidance for unwanted sexual feelings
Vote on taking away the right of people who experience UNWANTED gender identity confusion or homosexual attraction to be able to obtain clinical therapy or pastoral counseling to help them live according to their faith or to overcome the unwanted sexual feelings. This unconstitutional bill also jails parents up to 5 years for providing body-affirming counselling to their sexually-confused children, or for discouraging a gay lifestyle in contradiction with the family’s religious faith. The totalitarian bill passed 3rd Reading by a vote of 263 to 63 on June 22, 2021.
Opposed ok
Bill C-10 - 3rd Reading, to establish totalitarian Internet Censorship
This legislation by the Justin Trudeau Liberals is reminiscent of the actions of past Communist and Nazi regimes to eradicate the free speech rights of the Party’s political or ideological opponents, and thus establish a total dictatorship. Bill C-10 would impose government censorship over the internet, allowing the Liberal government to censor any conservative or Christian speech with which Justin Trudeau disagrees. The Trudeau Liberals would achieve this by placing the entirety of the Canadian internet under the bureaucratic auspices of the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission). The CRTC will then regulate the internet’s content for diversity, prioritizing “Canadians from racialized communities and Canadians of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages.” This would apply both to websites and social media posts. With the eager complicity of the NDP, Bloc Québécois, and Green parties, Bill C-10 passed 3rd Reading by 196 Yea votes to 112 Nay votes on June 22, 2021.
Opposed ok

Here are quotes from Michael Barrett on various life and family issues:

Cautioning against the growing threat that euthanasia expansion poses to vulnerable groups.  “Their biggest fear has always been that having a disability would become an acceptable reason for state-provided suicide. The disabled community has made it clear time and time again that they feel directly targeted by this new MAID legislation, that their lives are worth so little that they are better off to be dead than to live with a disability.” [Parliamentary hansard, February 23, 2021]

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Michael Barrett on Jul. 18, 2018.

Question Response
Do you believe that life begins at conception (fertilization)? Yes
Do you support the conscience rights of health care professionals to refuse to do or refer for medical procedures which they oppose? --
If elected, would you vote in favour of a law to protect all unborn children from the time of conception (fertilization) onward? --
If elected, will you vote to pass laws protecting people from euthanasia and assisted-suicide, and vote to reject laws that would expand euthanasia and assisted-suicide? --
If elected, will you strive to introduce and pass laws to protect unborn children from the time of conception (fertilization) onward? Yes
If elected, would you support all legislative or policy proposals that would result in a meaningful increase of respect and protection for unborn human life? Yes
Are there any circumstances under which you believe a woman should have access to abortion? (note: Medical treatments to save the life of a mother and which result in the UNINTENDED death of her unborn child, are NOT abortions. Eg. in case of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer) No
If elected, will you oppose any legislative or regulatory measures designed to permit the deliberate euthanasia of a human being or designed to permit "doctor-assisted suicide"? Yes

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