(LifeSiteNews) — Canadians looking to support pro-life and pro-family candidates have well over 100 options to choose from as they vote in Monday’s 2021 federal election.
As it stands, a Canadian pro-life group’s voter guide endorses 132 pro-life candidates in 115 ridings.
A total of 338 candidates will be chosen by voters to sit in Canada’s parliament.
Overall, there are 56 Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), 40 People’s Party of Canada (PPC), 23 Christian Heritage Party, 10 Independents, and 3 Libertarian Party of Canada candidates who have pro-life ratings, according to the voter guide.
A new “censorship law” enacted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, prevents Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) from sharing publicly its pro-life voter guide during the election campaign period.
Despite this, private donors, supporters, or stakeholders of CLC “can still view” and access the voter guide if they first visit voteprolife.ca and set up an account as an “official subscriber.”
LifeSiteNews has also published an analysis of where major party leaders stand on issues of life, family and freedom.
Trudeau, who is also Liberal Party Leader, has repeatedly confirmed his pro-abortion stance.
Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leader Erin O’Toole on multiple occasions said he is “pro-choice.”
The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) bills itself as the “freedom” party and allows both pro-life and “pro-choice” candidates, but has no official stance on abortion.
It’s leader Maxime Bernier, while having a mixed voting record on life and family issues, said he is against “sex-selective abortion.”
“What is my personal opinion on that? I am the only leader of a political party that said publicly ‘I’m against sex-selective abortion.’ And I’m against late-term abortion … We are not a real democratic country when you can kill babies,” said Bernier.
Leader of the New Democratic Party Jagmeet Singh has many times voted against life and family, notably when he was a member of provincial parliament (MPP) in Ontario.
In 2019, Singh tweeted: “Abortion is a fundamental right.”
Independent pro-life and pro-family candidate MP Derek Sloan is running in the Alberta riding of Banff-Airdrie.
The only fully pro-life party in Canada is the Christian Heritage Party.
Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition’s (CLC) Director of Political Operations, told LifeSiteNews last week about his organization’s excitement over “so many candidates who have solid pro-life credentials.”
Recent polls show a near neck and neck race between the CPC and Trudeau’s Liberals, with most predicting whichever party wins to form a minority government.
Voting locations and times can be found on the Elections Canada website.