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Candidate, Rob Anders

Conservative Party, Calgary Signal Hill, AB

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CLC rating: Educable
Rating Comments: Anders did not get nominated as a candidate in the 2015 Federal Election. Rob is one of the strongest pro-family voices in the House of Commons. He was the most courageous MP in leading the charge against the dangerous 'Bathroom Bill' C-279, which would grant men the right to enter females washrooms, if they merely claim to have an "inner sense of being a woman". The reasonable fear of many Canadian women is that a male sexual predator could abuse this law to prey upon vulnerable young girls and women. Rob generally supports the right to life for children in the womb, but holds an exception for terminating children who were conceived through rape. Each year, Rob is one of the MPs who stands with pro-lifers on the steps of Parliament Hill during the annual National March For Life in Ottawa. Unfortunately, due to the rape termination exception, CLC cannot rate Mr. Anders as being fully pro-life.
Position: Industry, Science and Technology Committee, but lost CPC nom. in 2015.
First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 1997.06.02
Previous Occupation: Administrator, labour expert
Birthdate (yyyy.mm.dd): 1972.04.01
Percentage in last election: 57.4%
Victory margin last election: 35.5%
Religion / Faith: Catholic

Contact

Parliamentary Office
House of Commons
Room 106, East Block
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel: 613-992-3066
Fax: 613-992-3256
Constituency Offices
11 Spruce Ctr SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3C 3B3
Tel: 403-292-6666
Fax: 403-292-6670

Here is Rob Anders's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Position on taxpayer funding of elective abortion procedures
Opposes ok
Motion 123, Favoured legalizing euthanasia & assisted Suicide
[Mar 25, 1998]
No ok
Motion to preserve the true definition of marriage
[June 8, 1999]
Supported ok
Motion to maintain the true definition of marriage
Maintain definition as between one man and one woman [Sep 16, 2003]
Yes ok
Bill C-250, added sexual orientation to hate crimes law [Sep 17, 2003]
Note: observers predict this could eventually be used to prosecute Christians for holding to biblical teaching on homosexuality and may cause sections of the Bible and the Catholic Cathechism to be banned as "hate literature".
No ok
C-13, Reproductive Technologies bill
Allowed destruction of embryonic humans for research; as well as human cloning for the purpose of organ harvesting (Oct 28, 2003)
No ok
C-38, A bill to abolish the true definition of marriage
[June 28, 2005]
No ok
M-221, child protection motion
To raise the age of consent for sex from 14 to 16 [Sep 28, 2005]
Yes ok
C-313, Age of Consent child protection bill
Raised the age of consent for sex from 14 to 16 [Sep 28, 2005]
Yes ok
Motion 12, Re-open debate on definition of marriage
[Dec 2006]
Yes ok
C-484, Unborn victims of Crime Act
Common sense legislation that would allow criminal charges to be laid in the death or injury of an unborn child when the childs mother is the victim of violent crime. This cannot be considered a "pro-life" bill because it specifically excludes deliberate acts of abortion by the woman. Nonetheless, it is a good "pro-family" bill because it protects women and their wanted children from violent crime. (Mar5/08)
Supported ok
Survey on awarding Order of Canada to Henry Morgentaler
Do you agree with awarding the Order of Canada to abortionist Henry Morgentaler? (July 2008)
No ok
Bill C-384, Legalize euthanasia & assisted suicide
A horrible bill that would have given doctors permission to kill people who are seriously ill but not dying and who in fact, have a treatable condition. Doctors would also have been permitted to kill people suffering with treatable chronic depression. This bill was defeated on second reading, 59 votes in favour to 228 votes Against.
[Apr 21, 2010]
No ok
Bill C-510, to protect pregnant women from coercion to abort
This private member's bill by Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge, also called Roxanne's Law, was a common sense bill to protect women and their unborn children from coercion to abort. Abortion coercion by boyfriends, husbands, relatives and even physicians is very common in Canada. Unfortunately, the bill was defeated in 2nd reading by a vote of 97 to 178. [December 15, 2010]
Yes ok
Bill C389, 3rd reading of the "Transsexual Bathroom Bill"
This radical bill sought to add "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the Human Rights Act and Criminal Code. If passed, the bill would've endangered women and children by creating a legal right for men who "identify" as the opposite sex, to use female public washrooms. Male sexual predators or peeping toms would have certainly used this as an opening to enter the girl's washroom. It is unconscionable for legislators to put women and children in such a compromising position. It would also create a legal nightmare for businesses 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 transsexualism must be inserted in school curriculum and taught in classrooms as something that is normal, natural and healthy. This bill passed final reading in House of Commons by a 143-135 vote on February 9, 2011, but then, thankfully, died in the Senate when a federal election was called.
No 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 Rob Anders on various life and family issues:

On reproductive technologies that kill embryonic humans:  "I find it ironic that there can be such concern with regard to the people of Baghdad yet when it comes to Canada's littlest citizens, there is not that type of concern about people who may have sat in this place but will never get the chance...." [Hansard transcript, Feb. 27, 2003]

On C-38, a Bill to abolish the true definition of marriage:  "I, like many on this side of the House, believe in the traditional common law definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others." [Hansard transcript, May 3 2005]

On taxpayers funding abortion involuntarily:  "The Canada Labour Code affects over 700,000 employees (some) who do not believe they should be funding partisanship, who want to promote the sanctity of human life they do not want to be forced against their will to contribute to causes they do not believe in." [LifeSiteNews.com, New Bill To Stop Forced Support of Abortion, Feb. 11, 1999]

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Rob Anders on 2006, *from 2000.

Question Response
Do you believe that life begins at conception (fertilization)? Yes
If elected, will you support measures to introduce and pass a law to protect every unborn child from the time of conception (fertilization) onward? 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) Rape & incest (from 2000 questionnaire)
If elected, will you support legislative or regulatory measures to explicitly exclude abortion as an insured health service under the Canada Health Act? Yes
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"? no response
If elected, will you support legislative or regulatory measures that would prohibit the dispensing of abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals? Yes
If elected, will you support legislative or regulatory measures to prohibit experimentation upon human embryos, at every stage of development? Yes
If elected, will you vote for measures that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others? Yes

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