Pro-life group endorses candidate for Nova Scotia Tory leader
September 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s largest pro-life and pro-family organization has published a Voters Guide to the Progressive Conservative Party Leadership race taking place at the PC Convention from October 26-27. The party membership will vote to select a new leader to replace Jaime Baille, who was forced out as Leader earlier this year following allegations of “inappropriate behavior” including, allegedly, an accusation of sexual harassment.
Five candidates are seeking the top Conservative job in the province, and a mandate to take the party into the next general election, likely in 2021. The province currently has a Liberal government under Stephen McNeil, who “is a pro-abortion, anti-family Premier,” according to Campaign Life Coalition.
Based on interviews and publicly available records, CLC is asking pro-life and pro-family Nova Scotians to sign up as PC Party members, online, before the deadline of 5:00 PM Tuesday, September 11. Doing so will make them eligible to vote for the leader via mail-in ballot or in person at the fall convention.
CLC has endorsed only John Lohr as supportable, but has published an assessment and ratings of all five candidates. Lohr is the current MLA for Kings North, and according to CLC spokesperson Jack Fonseca, “has put out a fairly impressive campaign platform with solid policies to protect the conscience rights of medical practitioners, and to defend free speech.”
“We need every pro-life, pro-family, and pro-free speech Nova Scotian between the ages of 14 and 114 to become voting members, and help us elect John Lohr as the next PC Leader,” Fonseca told LifeSiteNews.