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Ontario Byelections - Candidate Comparison & Ratings

Updated:  July 29, 2013

 

Reminder: Polls close at 9pm on Thursday August 1st. 

ETOBICOKE-LAKESHORE

 

Doug Holyday
(P. Conservative)

Peter Milczyn
(Liberal)

PC Choo
(NDP)

Angela Salewsky(Green)

 

 

 

Rating

Unknown

He has not replied to CLC questionnaire

Unknown

He has not replied to CLC questionnaire

Pro-abortion

The official NDP position is pro-abortion

Pro-abortion

Angela told CLC that she supports abortion (a.k.a. a woman's right to choose) as well as continued taxpayer funding of abortion.

It is also notable that Leader of the Green party, Mike Schreiner, is an opponent of Catholic moral teaching in Catholic schools and strongly supports the gay pride parade.

 

416-364-2800

647.748.8683

416-389-5861

not available

 

Office

700 Kipling Ave., Toronto
          (map)

5500 Dundas St. W., Toronto

( map )

884 The Queensway, Etobicoke

(map)

not available

 

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

N/A

@PeterMilczyn

N/A

N/A

 

LONDON WEST

 

Ali Chahbar
(P. Conservative)

Ken Coran
(Liberal)

Peggy Sattler
(NDP)

Gary Brown
(Green)

  Al Gretzky
(Freedom
)

 

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Rating

     Pro-life, pro-family

In a July 16th telco with a pro-life leader, Chahbar indicated that he is strongly pro-life and was raised with the value that human life is sacred.
 

Pro-abortion
Under his presidency, OSSTF's newsletter advocated for "reproductive rights", which is code word for "abortion".  He is also a fierce opponent of religious freedom & parental rights. He signed a letter to the Halton Catholic School Board, chastising it for a policy banning homosexual-activist clubs in Catholic schools.

Pro-abortion

(official NDP position)

Pro-abortion

He has not replied to CLC's questionnaire, but the offical party policy is pro-abortion. Additionally, Green Party policy supports continued taxpayer funding of abortion. It is also notable that the Green party leader is an opponent of Catholic moral teaching in Catholic schools and supports the gay pride parade.

 Pro-abortion

He told a pro-life leader that he believes abortion is permissible for a variety of reasons. However, he opposes forcing taxpayers to fund abortions.

The Leader of the Freedom Party, Paul McKeever, replied to CLC's questionnaire with an email stating that the official party policy is to oppose taxpayer funding of abortions. McKeever also stated that he is opposed to legalizing euthanasia & assisted suicide.

519-601-3575

519-204-4326

519-914-1711

519-697-8423

519-472-4442

Office

1724 Hyde Park Rd
London, N6G 0A8
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332 Wellington Rd S., Unit 1A, London
(map)

233 Wharncliffe Rd S., London
(map)

59 Ridout Unit 35a, London
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[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

@AliChahbar

@Ken_Coran

@PeggySattlerNDP

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OTTAWA SOUTH

 

Matt Young
(P. Conservative)

John Fraser
(Liberal)

Bronwyn Funiciello
(NDP)

Taylor Howarth
(Green)

 

 

 

Rating

     Educable

He has not replied to CLC questionnaire, but he told a supporter while door-knocking that he believes abortion is permissible in the case of rape and to save the life of the mother.

On July 8 he was interviewed on Sun News TV and spoke out against the "radical sex-ed" agenda of the McGuinty / Wynne administration, saying a return to quality education is what the voter wants. During the interview he also spoke strongly in favour of keeping the Catholic school system

Pro-abortion

In reply to a request for his views on abortion, he told a CLC leader, "“I would never, ever try to make that choice for anyone else”. That is a common way that pro-abortion politicians explain their belief that mothers who want  to have their preborn children aborted, should not be prevented by the law from doing so.  He also said he would not support any efforts to end the unfair government practice of forcing Ontario taxpayers to fund abortions through OHIP.

Pro-abortion

(official NDP position)

Pro-abortion

She has not replied to CLC questionnaire, but a campaign worker told a CLC supporter that Taylor supports "a woman's right to choose" to have an abortionist kill her unborn child and would not change the policy of diverting taxpayer dollars towards elective abortion.  It is also notable that the Green party leader is an opponent of Catholic moral teaching in Catholic schools and supports the gay pride parade.

 

613-604-4564

613-731-0534

613-680-6377

613-986-8245

 

Office

1644 Bank St,
Ottawa, K1V 7Y6
 (map)

1901 Bank St, Ottawa, K1G 3H6

(map)

1675 Russell Rd, Ottawa
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T.B.A.
 

 

[email protected]
or
[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

@mattyoungpc

@votefraser @BFuniciello

@Taylorintext

 

SCARBOROUGH-GUILDWOOD

 

Ken Kirupa
(P. Conservative)

Mitzie Hunter
(Liberal)

Adam Giambrone 
(NDP)

Nick Leeson
(Green)

Raphael Rosch
(Family Coalition Party)

 

Rating

     Unknown

He has not replied to CLC questionnaire

Unknown

She has not replied to CLC questionnaire

Pro-abortion

The official NDP position is pro-abortion. 

Mr. Giambrone has also been an outspoken supporter of the homosexual pride parade, even posing in the controversial event as head of the TTC.

Pro-abortion

He has not replied to CLC's questionnaire, but the offical party policy is pro-abortion. Additionally, Green Party policy supports continued taxpayer funding of abortion. It is also notable that the Green party leader is an opponent of Catholic moral teaching in Catholic schools and supports the gay pride parade.

Pro-life, pro-family

416-294-9322 (main)    416-830-8191 (cell)

416-479-0534 647-478-6511

416-977-7476

905-538-5327

Office

        not available

Markington Square, 3201-3227 Eglinton Ave. E., Unit 143, Scarborough, M1J 3M5

(map)

4366 Kingston Road, Toronto, M1E 2M8

(map)

N/A

Scarborough

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]
or
[email protected]

   [email protected]

[email protected]
familycoalitionparty.com

@KenKirupa

@MitzieHunter @adam_giambrone

@NickLeesonGPO

N/A

WINDSOR-TECUMSEH

 

Robert de Verteuil
(P. Conservative)

Jeewen Gill
(Liberal)

Percy Hatfield
(NDP)

Adam Wright
(Green)

Lee Watson
(Family Coalition Party)

 

Rating

     Educable

In conversation with a CLC leader about abortion, he said he would 'respect' whatever is the current law of the land with regards to taxpayer funding of abortion until such time as there is a federal law to change the basis for funding. Unfortunately Robert seems to believe, rather inaccurately, that the provincial legislature does not have the legal power to delist abortion from the list of insured services covered by OHIP.  The truth is that neither the Canada Health Act nor the Supreme Court have ever said that provinces must pay for elective abortions. This is a myth perpetuated by abortion-activists.  MPPs have the power to delist any service that is not medically necessary.  Since pregrnancy is not an illness or disease, there is no reason that Ontario legislators must fund it.  Generally, Robert seemed to be open to evidence-based arguments.

Unknown

Jeewan has not replied to CLC questionnaire

Pro-abortion

(official NDP position)

During an all-candidates debate, Hatfield threatened "bloodshed" if Tim Hudak were to claw back union power with a policy the PCs floated to allow union members to opt out of paying union dues for political activities that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.

Pro-abortion
 

Adam has not responded to CLC's questionnaire, but the offical party policy is pro-abortion. Additionally, Green Party policy supports continued taxpayer funding of abortion. It is also notable that the Green party leader is an opponent of Catholic moral teaching in Catholic schools and supports the gay pride parade.

Pro-life, pro-family

519-999-0642

226-350-9700

519-944-3288

226-346-9158

519-566-7375

Office

1291 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, N8S 1S1

(map)
 

not available

Zehrs Parkway Plaza, 7201 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor

(map)

N/A
 

N/A

[email protected] [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

@Rob_de_Verteuil @jeewengill @PercyHatfield

N/A

N/A

 

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