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Listing of pro-life/family resolutions at Conservative Party Convention

The new policy proposals below have been passed at Regional Policy Meetings throughout Canada, and also, at an online voting process for EDA Presidents and Policy Chairs across Canada. Therefore, we expect them to be on the table for a vote at the Party's upcoming Vancouver convention.

Resolution 1. To protect the conscience rights of health care workers who object to participating in or referring for abortion, euthanasia or assisted suicide.

Resolution 2. To support a Born Alive Infant Protection Act to reinforce, in law, full legal and human rights for children born alive after an induced abortion


In the United States, there have been numerous cases where the abortionist directly takes action to kill the baby/survivor. In some cases, by using a scissor to snip the spinal cord, or sometimes by suffocation. In many cases however, the child-survivor is killed indirectly, by refusing to give the baby medical treatment or refusing to transfer her or him to a neonatal unit. 

According to official data from Statistics Canada, as many as 182 babies died after they were born alive following late-term abortions in 2013-14, a 16 percent increase over 2011-12. A new Quebec study of post-abortive infant deaths indicates that at least 216 babies died in the province’s hospitals and abortion clinics after surviving botched abortions, between the years 2000 and 2012. The authors of the study expressed concern about whether these children received proper medical care.

Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code states that a child becomes a human being at the moment of complete birth, which means these abortion survivors deserve full legal rights and medical care. Although this Criminal Code subsection is scientifically fraudulent in terms of its claim that a child only becomes a human being at the moment of complete birth, it nonetheless demands that that the law be enforced against any medical staff at an abortion facility or hospital who refuses to provide medical treatment to children who survive abortion, or worse, should they directly cause the death of the child who is born alive.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of Canadian couples, currently suffering infertility, who would be willing to adopt a child born alive after an induced abortion. 

Resolution 3. To add the word "abortions" into an existing policy that condemns "gender selection", but which doesn't explicitly mention abortion.


The current CPC policy states merely “We condemn discrimination against girls through gender selection". The intent of the statement, as it currently stands, may not be clear to new party members who are unfamiliar with the barbaric cultural practice of female gendercide. By adding the word “abortions”, it will immediately make evident to all readers what this policy statement means.

In the current policy declaration, it actually looks like the word “abortions” was deleted by someone after the fact. The current sentence is actually missing the period, as if somebody quickly went into the document, deleted the word "abortion", and accidentally took the period too.This looks like top-down shenanigans from party brass in order to frustrate the clear desire of grassroots members.  If so, that was not acceptable and demands rectifying.

Resoluiton 4. To delete the current party policy so often referenced by Stephen Harper to (unfairly) insist that a Conservative Government "will not support any legislation to regulate abortion".  

              By passing this resolution, it would greatly reduce the ability of the next party leader to shut down private members bills by pointing to the party policy, as Stephen Harper did in the past with MP Stephen Woodworth's Motion 312 (definition of human being), and MP Mark Warawa's Motion 408 (sex-selective abortions). This deletion would give a much freer hand to backbench, pro-life MPs in the Conservative caucus.

Resolution 5. To protect the rights of Canadian workers who believe in the traditional definition of marriage, from employment discrimination on the basis of their deeply held religious beliefs. 

              We're witnessing an alarming trend whereby Canadian Christians are being fired from their jobs, or rejected as potential candidates for employment, directly on the basis of their religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. There are documented cases of this unlawful employment discrimination having taken place in different industries including television broadcasting, tourism, real estate, the legal profession and general office administration. 

Resolution 6. To oppose any legislation on “gender identity” or “gender expression” which grants biological males the legal right to access female bathrooms, change rooms and showers.

            This is necessary to protect the the privacy and security of women and young girls. These types of gender identity laws, commonly known as as "Bathroom Bills", would put women and young girls at greater risk from male sexual predators and voyeurs.