Voting Records

Candidate, Tim Hudak

Progressive Conservative Party, Niagara West-Glanbrook, ON


Tim Hudak
Not Supportable
Not Supportable
CLC rating: Pro-abortion
Rating Comments: On July 18, 2011 Hudak took the cowardly approach of telling reporters that he will ape Stephen Harper's strategy of refusing to "re-open the abortion debate", if elected. Tim used to be solidly pro-life, but has not responded to a CLC questionnaire since 1995, nor done anything related to life and family issues. Shortly after winnning the leadership of the PC party in 2009, he chose to run an openly lesbian candidate in the St. Paul's riding by-election. This may signal that Hudak's world view has changed from 'socially conservative' to 'socially liberal'. Hudak had made an important campaign promise to abolish the oppressive Ontario Human Rights Commission which has been trampling the freedom of speech and freedom of religion for Ontario Christians. However, he has recently backed away from that pledge.
First elected ( 08-Jun-95
Previous Occupation: Marketing & Event Promotions
Birthdate ( 1967.11.01
Percentage in last election: 51% in 2011; 51.1% in 2007
Victory margin last election: 25% in 2011; 21.1% in 2007
Religion / Faith: Catholic


Tim Hudak
Parliamentary Office
Room 241, North Wing,
Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A8
Tel: 416-325-8454
Fax: 416-325-0998
Constituency Offices
4961 King Street East, Unit M1
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B0
Tel: 905-563-1755, Toll Free 1-800-665-3697
Fax: 905-563-1317
Tim Hudak

Here is Tim Hudak's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Position on abolishing the repressive Ontario Human Rights Commission
While the OHRC does some good things, it has been mis-used as a weapon, primarily against Christians who object to homosexuality, to take away their freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Militant gay-activists file frivolous complaints in order to punish Christians who have expressed a biblical or moral position in regards to the gay agenda. The government pays for the complainant's legal fees, but Christian defendants must pay out of pocket. Christians are routinely harassed, brought to the point of personal bankruptcy and publicly humiliated. Even if they are eventually found innocent, the process is the punishment.
Supported ok
Bill 13, 3rd reading, which radically sexualized the school curriculum and forced all Catholic & Public schools to accept homosexual-activist clubs
Officially called The Accepting Schools Act, this bill which became law, forced Catholic schools to accepts student gay pride clubs known as GSAs, even over the objection and constitutional rights of Ontario's Catholic bishops. The law also injected radical sexual theories into the curriculum to be taught at the earliest grades. These sexual theories include "gender identity", the disputed notion that a child’s gender is not necessarily connected to their physical anatomy and that it’s perfectly normal for little boys to think they’re little girls; and the 6-gender theory which teaches children that there are 6 diffeerent genders (LGBTTIQ theory), not just male & female. All this was done under the deceptive ruse that these changes were necessary to reduce bullying and punish bullies. The bill also embeds a biased, anti-Christian slur into the curriculum designed to label all people of faith who adhere to traditional biblical norms of human sexuality as if they were "hateful" or "bigoted". Unfortunately, this bill was passed on June 4, 2013 by a vote of 65 to 36, despite parental protests that took place in the streets, at Queens Park and outside MPP consituency offices.
No ok
Bill 33, a.k.a. the "Bathroom Bill", which will give men who claim to be women, the legal right to access women's bathrooms, and force employers to pretend that men who identify as "transgender" are really females
Officially titled an act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to gender identity and gender expression, this NDP private members bill was dubbed by critics as "the Bathroom Bill" because it will violate the privacy and security rights of women and young girls, by granting men who claim to be "transgendered" the legal right to access girls washrooms. This law would also serve as a club with which gay and transgender-activists can use to beat Christian business owners, charities and even churches who refuse to pretend that the man or woman is of the opposite sex. Tragically, this bill was passed on June 12, 2013, reportedly with the support of PC Leader Tim Hudak who urged his caucus not to oppose the bill.
Yes bad
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 77, "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 91, An act to restore the right of parents to at least be notified of medical treatment planned for their children
[Nov 28/96] Note: this right was taken away from parents by the NDP government in 1992.
Yes ok
Tim Hudak

Here are quotes from Tim Hudak on various life and family issues:

Pledging to not re-open debate (or legislation) on the right to life:  "I may have signed a petition from my riding in that respect [to defund abortion], but listen, let me be clear: we are not reopening this debate..Just like the federal Parliament, we would not be reopening that issue." [, 'McGuinty tries to pressure Hudak over abortion', July 19, 2011]

Hudak was pro-life at the start of his career, but has apparently become pro-abortion, as witnessed by his recent pledge to not re-open the abortion debate. Here's his statement on abortion back in the days when he wasn't afraid to be pro-life:  "I believe that it is the government's role to promote the choice of life in childbearing decisions, to encourage women to carry the babies to term and, if the child is unwanted, to give them up for adoption." [Letter to CLC, May 23, 1995]

Criticising the Liberal government's radical sex education plan:  "The McGuinty Liberals would rather have elitist academics, bureaucrats, and special interests decide what our children learn and when they learn it. We’re proud to put our faith in Ontario parents... Last week, after being caught attempting to sneak in changes to the Ontario curriculum that would have sex courses taught to six year-olds, Dalton McGuinty hastily backed away from his two-years-in-the-making plan". [, 'McGuinty Flip-Flop Not Enough for Hudak', by James Murray, Apr. 26, 2010]

On family:  "I also believe it is the government's role to foster the success of the traditional family." [Letter to CLC, May 23, 1995]

Tim Hudak

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Tim Hudak on 2014.

Question Response
Do you acknowledge that human life begins at conception (fertilization)? Refused to respond
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) Refused to respond
Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Ontario? refused to respond
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? refused to respond
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? refused to respond
Will you protect the rights of parents to educate their children according to their faith in matters of moral principles and beliefs concerning abortion, contraception and homosexuality? refused to respond
Will you oppose euthanasia and instead support measures to promote “palliative care”, the purpose of which is to alleviate pain, and enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients and those with disabilities? *Euthanasia is the direct and intentional killing of a person by action or omission, with or without that person’s consent, for what people mistakenly believe are compassionate reasons. refused to respond
Will you oppose euthanasia and instead support measures to promote "palliative care", the purpose of which is to alleviate pain, and enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients and those with disabilities? *Euthanasia is the direct and intentional killing of a person by action or omission, with or without that person's consent, for what people mistakenly believe are compassionate reasons. refused to respond
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