Provincial Voting Records

MPP Lou Rinaldi

Liberal Party, Northumberland-Quinte West, ON

CLC rating: Pro-life
Supportable
Position: Parl. Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 02-Oct-03
Previous Occupation: Municipal councillor
Birthdate (yyyy.mm.dd): 1947
Percentage in last election: 38.4% in 2011; 45.4% in 2007
Victory margin last election: -1.4% in 2011; +14.2% in 2007
Religion / Faith: Catholic
Parliamentary Office
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
17th Floor, 777 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2E5
Tel: 416-585-6768
Fax: 416-585-4035

 

Constituency Offices
513 Division Street, Unit 7
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 5G6
Tel: 905-372-4000 ; 1-800-263-3980 (Toll Free); 613-475-1040 (Brighton)
Fax: 905-372-1672 ; 613-392-2241 (Brighton)

Here is Lou Rinaldi's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Supportable
Bill 77, 2nd reading, to make it illegal for psychologists and therapists to be able to provide help to individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction or unwanted gender identity confusion, even if the patient is desperately seeking that therapy.
Bill 17, "The Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act, 2015", introduced by New Democratic Party MPP Cheri DiNovo, a minister of the United Church of Canada, bans “any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient’s behaviour or gender expression.” This Bill would prohibit “change” therapy, a form of cognitive psychotherapy that treats unwanted feelings through exploratory conversations between therapist and client intended to understand the childhood causes of the unwanted feelings. In justifying her sweeping Bill, DiNovo declared, “We will not tolerate questionable practices that attempt to suppress people’s true identities,” thus presuming by rhetoric alone that homosexual impulses reveal, rather than undermine, a person's "true identity". [2nd reading passed 52 to 0 on April 2, 2015]
Absent or abstained --
Bill 28, 3rd reading, which banned the words “mother” and “father” from Ontario law and socially-engineered the family such that children can now have up to 4 legal parents, none of them blood-related
Bill 28, third reading: Styled with the deceptive, slogan-like title "All Families Are Equal Act", this Marxist-inspired bill radically redefines society’s understanding of what a ‘family’ is. It undermines the parent-child relationship between natural parents and their biological offspring. The Liberal government bill erases the words “mother” and “father” from all provincial laws and government records, including birth certificates, and will thus have a harmful trickledown effect of purging the use of “mother” and “father” from our collective vocabulary throughout the rest of society, including but not limited to school curriculum, charities, and employer “speech codes”. In a stunning piece of social engineering that will produce immense harm to children, the bill also creates situations in which children can have 4 or more legal parents. Another foreseeable, adverse effect of legalizing 4-parent situations for children, is that it will help bring about the legalization of polygamy. [Passed 79-0 with 28 abstentions, Nov 29/16]
Yes bad
Bill 84, 3rd reading, to legalize the form of homicide known as euthanasia, and to falsely redefine it as a form of ‘medical treatment’ within Ontario’s health care system
Euphemistically named the "Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017", Bill 84 codifies the Ontario Liberal government's abandonment of medical professionals who are being coerced by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons (OCPS) into complicity with assisted suicide killings. The OCPS is forcing physicians who conscientiously object to this homicidal practice to make "effective referrals" for assisted suicide, meaning that if a physician is unwilling to kill his patient, he must refer that patient to a physician who is willing to do the killing, while the Ontario Liberal government does nothing to protect the conscientious physician from such coercion. [Passed 61-26 with 20 abstained or absent, May 9/17]
Yes bad
Bill 129, 2nd reading, to protect the conscience rights of health care workers from being compelled to participate in euthanasia and other practices they deem to be unethical
The "Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Freedom of Conscience in Health Care), 2017" was introduced by PC MPP Jeff Yurek. This well-meaning bill aimed to strike a balance between the Wynne Liberals' Bill 84 (euphemistically named "Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017") which regulates the practice of medical homicide in Ontario, on the one hand, and the conscience rights of healthcare professionals who refuse to put their patients to death, on the other. The defeat at 2nd reading of Bill 129 illustrates the Wynne Liberals' insideous determination to give free reign to the pro-assisted suicide Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, which is forcing Ontario physicians, regardless of their conscientious beliefs, to be complicit in the homicidal practice of Assisted Suicide through making "effective referrals". This means if a physician is unwilling to kill his patient, he must refer that patient to a physician who is willing to do the killing. [Defeated 23-39 with 44 abstained or absent, May 9/17]
absent or abstained --
Bill 89, 2nd reading, to give Children’s Aid agencies the power to ban Christian and other faith-based couples from adopting children, and the additional power to seize biological children from parents who disagree with LGBT and transgender ideologies.
Bill 89, introduced by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, under the disarming title of "Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017", actually gives the Ontario government and its “child protection” agencies, sweeping new powers to scrutinize and investigate families for having a Christian world view with regards to traditional marriage & human sexuality, and for not bowing down to the LGBT ideological agenda. Bill 89 empowers government agencies to seize children from their parents - using the pretense of serving the "best interests, protection and well-being of children" - if the parents refuse to affirm a homosexual “orientation” or the delusion that a child’s "gender" is opposite to their real, biological sex . This totalitarian bill would also subject potential adoptive or fostering parents to interrogations regarding their attitudes on LGBT ideology, as a litmus test for their suitability to become parents, leading to the disqualification of those who won't conform to the state's leftist world view. [Passed 83-0 with 23 abstained or absent, March 9/17]
Yes bad
Bill 89, 3rd reading, to give Children’s Aid agencies the power to ban Christian and other faith-based couples from adopting children, and the additional power to seize biological children from parents who disagree with LGBT and transgender ideologies.
Bill 89, introduced by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, under the disarming title of "Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017", actually gives the Ontario government and its “child protection” agencies, sweeping new powers to scrutinize and investigate families for having a Christian world view with regards to traditional marriage & human sexuality, and for not bowing down to the LGBT ideological agenda. Bill 89 empowers government agencies to seize children from their parents - using the pretense of serving the "best interests, protection and well-being of children" - if the parents refuse to affirm a homosexual “orientation” or the delusion that a child’s "gender" is opposite to their real, biological sex . This totalitarian bill would also subject potential adoptive or fostering parents to interrogations regarding their attitudes on LGBT ideology, as a litmus test for their suitability to become parents, leading to the disqualification of those who won't conform to the state's leftist world view. Unfortunately this totalitarian bill was passed with unanimous support from the Liberals and NDP. [Passed 63-23 with 20 abstained or absent, June 1/17]
Yes bad
Position on de-funding of abortion services
Supports ok

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Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Lou Rinaldi on 12-Sep-07.

Question Response
Do you acknowledge that human life begins at conception (fertilization)? Yes
Are there any circumstances under which you believe a woman should have access to abortion? (note: a surgical or medical intervention, designed to prevent the death of the mother but but which results in the unintended and undesired death of the pre-born child, is not an abortion. e.g. in cases of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer) No
Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Ontario? Yes
Do you agree women have the right to be thoroughly informed about the serious health consequences of abortion, the development of the child in the womb and the alternatives to abortion? Yes
Will you support the rights of parents to withdraw their children from school classes which offend their moral principles or beliefs concerning abortion, contraception and homosexuality? Yes
Will you support legislation to protect the right of health care workers who refuse to participate in procedures which are in violation of their religious or conscientious beliefs? Yes

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