OTTAWA, July 25, 2002 ( – In a column published yesterday in the National Post, Alliance Family Critic Vic Toews warned “The deadline to appeal this decision is next Monday (July 29). In the interest of ensuring that the voices of Canadians are heard on this issue, the federal Liberal government must appeal this case.”

Toews notes that “the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice are nowhere to be found on this issue” despite having promised to defend the traditional definition of marriage. “They are taking the easy way out, letting unaccountable and unelected judges make law in place of the democratically elected representatives of the Canadian people,” he says.  “Marriage is one of the cornerstones upon which our society has been built. The Canadian Alliance believes that marriage should be defined as it always has been—as a voluntary union between one man and one woman. I urge the federal government to fulfill its pledge to protect the definition of marriage, and to appeal this decision,” concludes Toews.  See the full column in the National Post:{46B24E53-9BCD-40D2-B8F9-9F05AB19122C}  See related LifeSite coverage and action items:  PRO-FAMILY GROUPS ENCOURAGE URGENT ACTION TO ENSURE HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE APPEAL


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