TORONTO, October 1, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition has posted its final report on the Ontario political parties and their leaders and its evaluations of the election candidates for whom information is available. On the party and report page CLC writes as follows: In the Sept. 20 Toronto Star, seasoned political columnist Ian Urquhart wrote: “Abortion. Although both the Liberals and the Tories have pro-life candidates in their ranks, all three parties are officially pro-choice. That means the issue is never raised by these parties.”
More that that, though, the leaderships of the three main parties have co-operated to advance abortion and anti-family policies in Ontario over the past few decades. So, Ontarians who understand the all-important need for policies to protect life and family, are not able to ethically cast a vote, based on support for a particular party, other than the Family Coalition Party.
This election seems to provide the worst party and leadership choices ever for Ontarians. Financial Post editor-in-chief Terrence Corcoran titled his September 30 Ontario election column “The World’s Worst Election”. Corcoran goes on to write, “It’s hard to believe any voter would want to cast a ballot for any of the three main party contenders, a trio of opportunistic and unprincipled policy grifters. When snake-oil salesmen roamed the continent, they had nothing on Howard Hampton of the NDP, Dalton McGuinty of the Liberals, and Ernie Eves, the Conservative Premier….There are no ideas in this travesty of a democratic exercise” Corcoran is not commenting on the life and family issues, but if the leaders are so unprincipled on most other issues, they are certain to be worse on the deeper issues of respect for life, protection of family life and general morality. BUT, CLC still strongly urges voters to consider the individual candidates, from whatever party, and ABOVE ALL their positions on the protection of human life. Candidates who have shown the courage and conviction to take pro-life and pro-family stands, in opposition to their leaders and parties, MUST be supported. Again, CLC emphasizes that voters should forget the parties, except the Family Coalition Party, and instead vote for the individual candidates who would stand up for the most important principles of all. Without such individuals in office, we will not have any MPPs to communicate with at the provincial level and to work with to eventually rebuild a culture a life and family in Ontario politics.
See the Lifesite CLC Ontario Election 2003 page at https://www.lifesitenews.com/elections/provincial/Ontario/2003/index.html