Erin O'Toole - record


Below are the key criteria considered by CLC in rating Erin O'Toole with a "D+" score for the Conservative Party Leadership race.  



Stance on abortion

His position is unclear on abortion. He has never completed CLC's questionnaire and has not been in Parliament long enough to accumulate many abortion-related votes.  O'Toole has had only one opportunity to vote on a pro-life bill, C-225, which aimed to amend the Criminal Code to extend protection for pregnant women and their preborn children. He voted correctly.  However, this good vote has been counter-balanced by his campaign promise to support the abortion status quo.



Stance on euthanasia


Willing to re-open abortion debate?


Willing to enact government legislation to protect unborn children?


*(In the absence of a campaign pledge to bring forward pro-life government legislation, one must assume the candidate has no intention of doing so)

How he voted on radical bill to invent fake new rights to "gender identity" and "gender expression"

In favour

(He voted in favour of Bill C-389, a previous NDP incarnation of the current gender identity/transgenderism bill, C-16) 

Has he pledged to repeal gender identity bill if becomes Prime Minister?


*(Given his past vote, one must assume he does not look kindly upon the idea of repeal)

Marched in Gay Pride Parade?


Other notable factors

O'Toole has avoided social conservative issues on the campaign trail, except to say he would never re-open the abortion debate, and also that he wants all conservatives - including social conservatives - to feel welcome in the party.

In 2013, he was one of only 17 Conservative-majority MPs who broke ranks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's principled stand against the NDP's transsexual "Bathroom Bill", by voting in favour of Bill C-279. O'Toole helped it pass third reading, thus granting this harmful, anti-scientific ideology greater respect and credibility amongst other MPs and Senators. Today, a Liberal government version of the same bill is on the verge of becoming federal law.



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