Voting Records

Candidate, Jim Hillyer

Conservative Party, Medicine Hat - Cardston - Warner, AB

Bio

Jim Hillyer
Supportable
Supportable
CLC rating: Pro-life, pro-family
Rating Comments: Jim died suddenly in March of 2016. Jim answered CLC's questionnaire perfectly and had a perfect voting record as a Member of Parliament. He also spoke out strongly against sending Canadian tax dollars to fund abortions overseas, a plan that had been touted by the Liberals and supported by the NDP.
First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 2011.05.02
Birthdate (yyyy.mm.dd): 1974.07.08
Percentage in last election: 69% (2015)
Victory margin last election: 51% (2015)
Religion / Faith: Mormon

Contact

Jim Hillyer
Parliamentary Office
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel: 613-996-0633
Fax: 613-995-5752
Constituency Offices
Medicine Hat: 207 - 578 3rd St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H3 Ph: 403-528-4698 Toll free: 1-844-781-9061 Fx: 403-528-4365
Raymond: #30 Broadway St. N., Raymond, AB T0K 2S0 Ph: 403-752-0330 Toll Free: 1-844-241-0019 Fx: 403-752-0339, Alberta
Fax: Website: http://jimhillyer.com/comingsoon/index.html

Here is Jim Hillyer's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Bill C36, third reading: To protect exploited persons from prostitution by criminalizing pimps and the purchase of human beings for sex.
After the black-robed activists who sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada struck down our Criminal Code prohibitions against prostitution, the Conservative government put forward this new legislation, modelled on the successful nordic law, to protect women from prostitution and the degradation of communities. The bill passed by a vote of 156 to 124. It is shameful that 124 Members of Parliament voted to protect the evil, exploitative practice of prostitution. [October 6, 2014]
Yes ok
Bill C36, third reading: To protect exploited persons from prostitution by criminalizing pimps and the purchase of human beings for sex.
After the black-robed activists who sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada struck down our Criminal Code prohibitions against prostitution, the Conservative government put forward this new legislation, modelled on the successful nordic law, to protect women from prostitution and the degradation of communities. The bill passed by a vote of 156 to 124. It is shameful that 124 Members of Parliament voted to protect the evil, exploitative practice of prostitution. [October 6, 2014]
Yes ok
Bill C36, third reading: To protect exploited persons from prostitution by criminalizing pimps and the purchase of human beings for sex.
After the black-robed activists who sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada struck down our Criminal Code prohibitions against prostitution, the Conservative government put forward this new legislation, modelled on the successful nordic law, to protect women from prostitution and the degradation of communities. The bill passed by a vote of 156 to 124. It is shameful that 124 Members of Parliament voted to protect the evil, exploitative practice of prostitution. [October 6, 2014]
Yes ok
Bill C36, third reading: To protect exploited persons from prostitution by criminalizing pimps and the purchase of human beings for sex.
After the black-robed activists who sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada struck down our Criminal Code prohibitions against prostitution, the Conservative government put forward this new legislation, modelled on the successful nordic law, to protect women from prostitution and the degradation of communities. The bill passed by a vote of 156 to 124. It is shameful that 124 Members of Parliament voted to protect the evil, exploitative practice of prostitution. [October 6, 2014]
Yes ok
Bill C-304, 2nd Reading - to repeal the censorship provision (Sect 13) of the Canadian Human Rights Act
This clause enables Human Rights Tribunals to abuse their power by acting as 'thought police' to opress freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. They usually target Christians who hold to biblical moral teachings, especially in the area of homosexuality. For example, the Catholic Bishop of Calgary was dragged before an HRC kangaroo court for merely issuing a pastoral letter in which he reiterated his Church's teaching against homosexual conduct. This vote passed 158-131. (Feb 15, 2012 )
Yes ok
Bill C279 - 2nd reading, to add "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the Human Rights Act and Criminal Code.
This radical private members bill by NDP Randal Garrison would invent a counterfeit right to "gender expression" and "gender identity" in the Canadian Human Rights Act. Dubbed "the bathroom bill" by critics, this change in law would put women and young girls at greater risk from bathroom attacks by sexual predators and from peeping toms. It will create a legal right for men who identify as the opposite sex, to use female washrooms and change rooms - a form of "gender expression". Critics point out this radical departure from social norms will provide a convenient excuse for male sexual predators to get in close quarters with potential female victims by cross-dressing or pretending to be "transgendered". It would also create a legal nightmare for businesses and Christian charities that would be required to allow staff to cross-dress in the work place. Furthermore, this would harm youth by cooperating with mental illness and encouraging sexually-confused young men to perceive themselves as women, and vice versa. It will also open the door for radical activists to insist that transgenderism & transsexualism must be inserted in school curriculum and taught in classrooms as something that is normal, natural and healthy. [Vote June 6, 2012 - passed 150 to 132]
No ok
Motion 312: Studying Canada's 400 Year Old Definition of Human Being
Motion 312 (sponsored by MP Stephen Woodworth) called for parliament to review Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth.
Yes ok
Bill C-304, 3rd reading - to repeal the censorship provision (Sect 13) of the Canadian Human Rights Act
Section 13 enables Human Rights Tribunals to abuse their power by acting as 'thought police' to opress freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. They usually target Christians who hold to biblical moral teachings, especially in the area of homosexuality. For example, the Catholic Bishop of Calgary was dragged before an HRC kangaroo court for merely issuing a pastoral letter in which he reiterated his Church's teaching against homosexual conduct. This vote passed 153-136. (June 6, 2012 )
Yes ok
Bill C279 - 3rd reading of 'transgender & transsexual' empowerment bill which added the radical concepts of "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the Human Rights Act and Criminal Code.
This radical private members bill by NDP Randal Garrison sought to invent a counterfeit right to "gender expression" and "gender identity" in the Canadian Human Rights Act. Dubbed "the bathroom bill" by critics, this change in law would put women and young girls at greater risk from bathroom attacks by sexual predators and from peeping toms. It will create a legal right for men who identify as the opposite sex, to use female washrooms and change rooms - a form of "gender expression". Critics point out this radical departure from social norms will provide a convenient excuse for male sexual predators to get in close quarters with potential female victims by cross-dressing or pretending to be "transgendered". It would also create a legal nightmare for businesses and Christian charities that would be required to allow staff to cross-dress in the work place. Furthermore, this would harm youth by cooperating with mental illness and encouraging sexually-confused young men to perceive themselves as women, and vice versa. It will also open the door for radical activists to insist that transgenderism & transsexualism must be inserted in school curriculum and taught in classrooms as something that is normal, natural and healthy. [Vote March 20, 2013 - passed 150 to 137]
No ok

Here are quotes from Jim Hillyer on various life and family issues:

On his unwavering pro-life stance:  “I have declared, wildly and boldly in my first nomination, that I am pro-life and whenever a pro-life question comes up, I will vote pro-life.” [Medicine Hat News, September 10, 2014]

Explaining his opposition to euthanasia & assisted suicide:  "I would not support a bill legalizing either euthanasia or assisted suicide. I also agree with, and therefore support the government's position on this subject... The simple explanation for my opposition to such legislation is I believe it is wrong... The argument is made, then, that it is discriminatory to make assisted suicide illegal, - able bodied people have the 'right' to commit suicide, then to be fair, people who need assistance should have that same right.
This seems compelling but ignores the following: First, and most importantly, while (attempted) suicide is not 'illegal' - almost everyone agrees it is tragic - our entire society is striving to find ways to help prevent suicide. When we know someone is considering suicide we do all we can to help prevent it. If anyone came across someone in the act of attempting suicide, or about to do so, it would be our moral, ethical and even legal duty to intervene."
[Facebook conversation with constituents, 2013]

Jim made a strong commitment to prevent the legalization of prostitution:  "Last weekend Conservative party delegates overwhelmingly supported a resolution that rejects the normalization of prostitution and declares that human beings are not objects to be enslaved, bought and sold; Prostitution itself is a form of violence and sexual subordination, it is demeaning and dehumanizing. No amount of money can justify reducing a woman to a mere object of sexual pleasure. A society that accepts the exploitation of women in this way as legitimate can never hope to eradicate gender inequality or violence against women. Our sons need to know it is not manly to objectify women in any way, and our daughters need to know they are treasured far above rubies and will never be for sale. Buying sex is not ok and should be criminal and we should go after the johns and pimps who drive this human market." [Speech in the House of Commons, Nov 6, 2013]

Jim gave a strong public defense of religious freedom:  "When Prime Minister Diefenbaker introduced the Canadian Bill of Rights he said, 'I am a Canadian – free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way'. We believe this freedom to worship or not to worship as one sees fit is fundamental and that supporting it will support all other rights and freedoms.
We understand that religious freedom requires the separation of Church and State; but this does not mean that we must separate ourselves from God.
Freedom of Religion does not mean that public spaces and public discourse must be free from religious expression. We should not, in the name of tolerance, become completely intolerant of public worship in any form. History has shown that societies that protect religious freedoms are those societies that prosper and enjoy all other fundamental freedoms."
[Speech in Question Period, Dec 6, 2011]

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Jim Hillyer on April 9, 2014.

Question Response
Do you believe that life begins at conception (fertilization)? Yes
If elected, will you strive to introduce and pass laws to protect unborn children from the time of conception (fertilization) onward? Yes
If elected, would you support all legislative or policy proposals that would result in a meaningful increase of respect and protection for unborn human life? Yes
Are there any circumstances under which you believe a woman should have access to abortion? (note: Medical treatments to save the life of a mother and which result in the UNINTENDED death of her unborn child, are NOT abortions. Eg. in case of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer) No
If elected, will you oppose any legislative or regulatory measures designed to permit the deliberate killing (euthanasia) of a human being regardless of age, state of health, or "anticipated quality of life" or designed to permit "doctor-assisted suicide"? Yes
Will you work to defeat any proposed legislation designed to permit the deliberate killing (euthanasia) of a human being regardless of age, state of health or anticipated quality of life, especially the terminally ill, the handicapped newborn, the disabled and medically vulnerable persons? NA

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