WALKERTON, Ontario, September 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former leader of the Canadian Alliance Party and current Foreign Affairs Critic for the Official Opposition, Stockwell Day, is scheduled to be the guest speaker at an October 3rd dinner in Walkerton, Ontario sponsored by three pro-life organizations.
Business for Life, the main sponsor, along with Campaign Life Coalition and LifeSiteNews.com unanimously decided to invite Day, MP for the British Columbia riding of Okanagan-Coquihalla, to speak at the annual fundraising dinner because of their admiration for the politician’s outspoken support for life and family over the years.
Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition and a board member of the pro-life businessmen’s association, says “Day was invited to speak at the BFL dinner in Walkerton because, despite the evils which continue to present themselves before the House, he remains faithful to his calling as an MP and full of hope, a hope which a lot of our fellow Canadians have given up on.”
Steve Jalsevac, managing director of LifeSiteNews.com and another BFL board member, states that BFL is enthusiastic about being able to arrange this special opportunity for Southwestern Ontario supporters to interact with “one of the more principled and genuinely pro-life politicians in Canada”. “This whole effort is completely party blind”, emphasizes Jalsevac, “with the emphasis being on the man and the issues that are dear to us”.
Business for Life is encouraging supporters to “Come and find out what needs to be done in light of so many evils attacking our nation and what role you can play for the future of Canadian society”.
BFL board member Lisa Hinsperger of Fritz Concrete, advises that tickets for the event ($35 per person) can be reserved by calling 519-366-2406 or Campaign Life Coalition at 416-204-9749. The Monday, Oct. 3rd dinner, which begins at 7 p.m., will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall just south of Walkerton.
Stockwell Day Quotes:
Debate on Bill C-250
“The present legislative attempt (Svend Robinson’s Bill C-250) to smother discussion on concerns related to homosexual unions is insidious, draconian and not worthy of support in a free nation.”
Bill C-38 Marriage Debate
”… certain facts of the nature of the universe, including human nature itself are so obvious that they are deemed to be self-evident.”
“It should also be acknowledged that just because a person or a group demands a certain right, or says that a right exists, does not mean that the right exists either in relative or absolute terms just because they demand it.”
”…will we see changes in terminology in our systems of public registration, for instance, in the use of words like ‘husband’, ‘wife’, ‘father’, ‘mother’, et cetera? Of course, these terms will gradually dissipate and fall into disuse. It is already happening in Ontario in the registration systems.”
”… every major human rights declaration in the world, including the United Nations and the Geneva conventions, also defines marriage as the heterosexual union between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others.”
“I will close with the line out of our anthem, despite what is going on here and this travesty of justice and democracy, may ‘God keep our land’, and may he keep it ‘strong and free.’”
In his April 28, 2000 speech on social conservatism Day stated “I believe that all human beings possess an inalienable right to life. I do not support abortion or euthanasia, and I would personally favour measures to protect human life in Canadian law.”