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Party Platform Comparison

Issue Conservative Liberal NDP Christian Heritage People's Party

Sanctity of Human Life

  • The Party’s official policy declaration explicitly condemns sex-selective abortions.
  • Party policy declaration supports a Born Alive Infant Protection Act that would require babies who survive abortion be given life-saving medical care.
  • A conflict exists between the Policy Platform and the Party Constitution, with respect to an abortion law.

    The Constitution (good) describes as a guiding principle of the party: “A belief in the value and dignity of all human life”, whereas the policy declaration (bad) states that “A Conservative Government will not support any legislation to regulate abortion”.
  • Supports abortion-on-demand throughout all 9 months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth.
  • Bans pro-life Canadians from running as Liberal Party candidates.
  • Supports abortion-on-demand throughout all 9 months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth.
  • Bans pro-life Canadians from running as NDP candidates.
  • Official policy is to defend human life “from conception to natural death”
  • Totally opposes abortion, in every circumstance.
  • Human life exists and is sacred from conception and has God-given value.
  • Rights of the pre-born must be protected in Canada’s laws through appropriate amendments to our Criminal Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • No official policy statement on abortion.
  • The party is open to pro-life candidates and has pledged to allow pro-life private members bills to be put forward.

Funding Abortion Overseas

  • Official policy is that “abortion should be explicitly excluded from Canada’s maternal & child health program in countries where Canadian aid is delivered”.
  • Diverted $650 million Canadian taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in other countries.
  • Supports taxpayer funding of international abortions
  • Would eliminate all public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
  • Pledges to end taxpayer funding of overseas abortions.

Euthanasia

  • Opposes euthanasia legalization
  • Opposes extension of euthanasia to underage children, the depressed, those who are not mentally competent
  • Supports giving doctors the power to lethally inject their patients.
  • Liberal government legalized this form of homicide in 2016.
  • Liberals ordered a study directed at legalizing child euthanasia.
  • Supports giving doctors the power to lethally inject their patients.
  • Strongly opposes euthanasia & assisted suicide under any circumstances.
  • All Canadians should have access to quality pain control & palliative care.
  • No official policy statement on euthanasia.

Conscience Rights

  • Supports “conscience rights for doctors, nurses, and others to refuse to participate in, or refer their patients for abortion, assisted suicide, or euthanasia”.
  • Opposes conscience rights for healthcare workers.
  • Asks employers applying to the federal Summer Jobs funding program to sign a pro-abortion loyalty oath.
  • Opposes conscience rights for healthcare workers.
  • Supports freedom of conscience for medical professionals.
  • No official policy statement on conscience rights.

Definition of Marriage

  • Conservative policy declaration is officially neutral on the definition of marriage
  • Officially opposes the natural definition of marriage between one man + one woman
  • Officially opposes the natural definition of marriage between one man + one woman
  • Supports the natural definition of marriage as the union of one man + one woman.
  • Opposes the natural definition of marriage.

Free Speech

  • Official party policy is to “promote legislation designed to protect freedom of speech & freedom of expression in Canada
  • Opposes free speech. Have said they’ll look at legislation to force social media firms to remove “hateful and extremist content”, an overbroad label likely to target pro-life & biblical beliefs on human sexuality, which we already know the Liberal Party considers “hateful”.
  • Opposes free speech.
  • Will defend against Human Rights Commission attacks on free speech.
  • No official policy, but the Leader has defended the right of his candidates to express their views

Compelled Speech

  • The official Policy Declaration opposes the state forcing citizens to speak words they do not believe. In a veiled reference to Liberal Bill C-16 which compels Canadians to utter made-up ‘transgender’ pronouns, the policy declaration reads: “Compelled speech in any form is a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Individual freedoms of thought, belief, opinion, and expression supercede all compelled speech”.
  • However, this great policy has been excluded from the party's 2019 election platform.
  • Believes in forcing Canadians to utter words they do not believe, and in violation of their consciences, with respect to the “preferred personal pronouns” of gender-confused persons.
  • The Liberals passed Bill C-16 into law which compels Canadians to refer to transsexuals and transvestites with made-up words they do not believe in, like “Zhe” and “Zhir”. It also forces Canadians to refer to biological males as if they were women.
  • Believes in forcing Canadians to utter words they do not believe, and in violation of their consciences, with respect to the “preferred personal pronouns” of gender-confused persons.
  • Opposes compelled speech.
  • 2019 Election platform includes repealing the totalitarian Bill C-16 which requires Canadians to utter made-up, transgender pronouns like “zhe” and “zhir”.

Free Votes

  • Allows Conservative MPs & Cabinet Ministers to vote their conscience on abortion, euthanasia & the definition of marriage.
  • Liberal MPs not allowed to vote their conscience. Must vote the party line, in favor of abortion & LGBT ideology.
  • NDP MPs not allowed to vote their conscience. Must vote the party line in favor of abortion & LGBT ideology.
  • N/A on moral issues.
  • Allows free votes on moral issues & matters of conscience.

Transgender Ideology

  • Has no direct policy on transgender ideology, but in 2016, a slim majority of Conservative MPs (51%) voted against enshrining the anti-scientific theory of ‘Gender Identity’ in law.
  • Fully supports the anti-scientific theories of gender identity & gender expression.
  • In 2017, the Liberal government enshrined gender theory in law.
  • Fully supports the anti-scientific theories of gender identity & gender expression.
  • NDP MPs introduced two Gender Identity bills over the years.
  • Opposes transgender ideology.
  • Defends the privacy & security rights of girls to have female only spaces without the presence of males.
  • Would repeal the totalitarian Bill C-16 which enshrined the un-scientific theories of ‘Gender Identity’ & ‘Gender Expression’ in law.

Parental Rights

  • No official policy for or against upcoming Liberal legislation (S-206) to criminalize parents who use spanking or physical restraint, as one of many tools to discipline their children. 
  • Liberals want to criminalize parents who use reasonable force in rearing and correcting their children.
  • Liberal Senators moved bill S-206 to outlaw corporal discipline by parents.
  • Under the proposed Liberal law, parent who discipline children with a spank could be charged with "assault".
  • NDP supports criminalizing parents who use reasonable force in rearing and correcting their children.
  • Opposes the Liberal plan to criminalize parents with Bill S-206, which would treat spanking or physical restraint of a child as “assault”.
  • No official policy for or against upcoming Liberal legislation (S-206) to criminalize parents who use spanking or physical restraint, as one of many tools to discipline their children. 

Legalizing Drugs

  • Has no official policy on legalization, but in 2017, Conservative MPs voted almost unanimously against it.
  • Passed Bill 45 which legalized marijuana, the dangerous & highly-addictive gateway drug to harder narcotics.
  • Bill 45 permits 12-yr-olds to possess up to 5 grams of marijuana (10 joints).
  • Supports legalization of marijuana, the dangerous & highly-addictive gateway drug to harder narcotics.
  • Strongly opposes marijuana legalization.
  • Supports marijuana legalization.

Prostitution

  • Rejects legalizing prostitution, proudly explaining: “We declare that human beings are not objects to be enslaved, bought or sold.
  • Supports decriminalizing the buying and selling of women for sex.
  • Supports decriminalizing the buying and selling of women for sex.
  • Opposes the buying and selling of women for sex.
  • No official policy on prostitution.
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