Party Leader Report Cards - From The Interim

Stephen Harper, Conservative Party Leader

Grade = C+

Answered the 1993 Campaign Life Coalition questionnaire as effectively "pro-choice" and he supports the party's policy convention decision committing a Conservative government to not bringing in legislation restricting abortion.

He voted for traditional marriage and would allow reconsideration of the same-sex" marriage" issue with a free vote, but he supports the idea of civil unions for homosexual couples.

In 2010, the Conservative government launched a maternal health initiative for the G8 and held firm against political pressure from the opposition which tried to force abortion funding to be included. Beginning in 2010, the Conservative government ceased operational funding for International Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the world, although pro-abortion groups are still funding on a project-by-project basis. Opposes euthanasia.

Jack Layton, NDP Leader

Grade = F

Unabashedly pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.

Michael Ignatieff, Liberal Leader

Grade = F

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff seems bent on moving his party to a more radical position on abortion and family issues.

He supports abortion-on-demand and believes it should be a "protected right".In 2010, he pressed the government to include abortion as part of its G8 maternal health initiative.

He supports homosexual "marriage" and opposed having a national debate on the issue. In 2010, in support of a bill to add transgenderism, transsexualism and cross-dressing to federal human rights and hate laws, he said: “Extending rights of gender expression and sexual expression seem to be just, you know, where I’ve always been and where I’ll always be and where our party will always be.”

Gilles Duceppe, Bloc Quebecois Leader

Grade = F

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe supports abortion-on-demand, euthanasia, and same-sex "marriage." During the 2004 campaign that he would bring down a Conservative minority government (if one had been elected) if it tried to restrict abortion.

 

Jim Hnatiuk, Christian Heritage Party Leader

Grade = A

Is unequivocally pro-life and supports the true definition of marriage. Supports pro-family tax policies.

 

Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader

Grade = F

Supports abortion and homosexual "marriage". She has repeatedly called for abortion to be included in maternal health initiatives abroad.