Voting Records

Candidate, Mark Smith

United Conservative Party, Drayton Valley-Devon, AB


Mark Smith
CLC rating: Pro Life, pro family
Rating Comments: Did not run for re-election in the 2023 Ablerta provincial race. Has spoken publicly against abortion and in favour of family values.
Position: Chair of Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, Member of Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship
Previous Occupation: Social Studies Teacher
Birthdate ( 1960
Percentage in last election: 71.10%
Victory margin last election: 54.50%


Mark Smith
Parliamentary Office
Constituency Offices , Alberta
T7A 1S5
Mark Smith

Here is Mark Smith's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances
This atrocious bill, sponsored by the socialist NDP government's Education Minister David Eggen, makes it illegal for school teachers to inform parents of their own children's involvement in homosexualist/transsexualist "GSA" clubs, effectively turning schools into hiding places where children can lead sexual double-lives without their own parents' knowledge. The bill usurps parents' primary rights to direct the moral formation and sexual behaviour of their own children by treating parents as the enemy, inculcating distrust of parents and instigating an attitude of collusion between hired school teachers and other people's children, behind parents' backs. This anti-parent bill passed 42 - 23 upon third reading. [November 15, 2017]
No ok
Bill 9, to transform taxpayer-owned public sidewalks near abortion facilities into NO FREE SPEECH ZONES
This unconstitutional, totalitarian law, introduced by the communistic NDP, criminalizes peaceful pro-life expression on taxpayer-owned public property within a radius of up to 150m near abortion facilities. Under this gag law, even silent prayer is outlawed near abortion facilities and people will face up to 1 year in jail and/or be fined up to $10,000. Even freedom of the press is restricted by this law within the No Free Speech Zone. More babies will be killed at the hands of abortionists as a result of these No Free Speech Zones because pro-life sidewalk counsellors are no longer permitted to speak to the mothers entering the abortuary about the choice of adoption, nor to offer support with a crisis pregnancy, nor even to offer scientific information about fetal development to demonstrate that her baby really is a human being. The bill passed by a vote of 45 Yeas to 1 Nay. The UCP MLAs were ordered by Jason Kenney NOT to vote against this horrendous bill, nor even to speak against it during debate. Kenney and many of the UCP MLAs fled the legislature during the vote in order to avoid having to take a stand. [Passed 3rd reading May 30, 2018]
Abstained under order of Jason Keneney bad
Life & family issues voting score: 50%
Mark Smith

Here are quotes from Mark Smith on various life and family issues:

During a 2013 sermon he gave at a Baptist Church, he defended Christian teaching on abortion & homosexuality:  "What is love? You know, it’s all around you. I think there’s a real misguided sense of when we try to understand what love is. And we were just at the pro-life conference here, and there are some people that would argue that it is a more loving thing to abort your child into bring it in, unloved, into the world. That’s love. It’s loving to abort your child, to kill your child rather than to have it born and maybe not have perfect life. I mean, Robert Latimer — murdered his daughter and called it love. You don’t have to watch any TV for any length of time today, where you don’t see on the TV programs, them trying to tell you that homosexuality and homosexual love is good love. Heck, there are even people out there, ... I could take you to places on the website, I’m sure, where you can find out that there’s uh, where pedophilia is love." [Star Edmonton, 'Edmonton United Conservative candidate said gay marriage, abortion and minimum-wage support aren’t biblical', April 8, 2019]

Wrote a paper in which he strongly supported the constitutional right of Catholic schools in Alberta to hire & fire teachers based on their adherence to the Church's religious teachings:  "When it comes to denominational, separate or dissenient (sic) schools, there is a right to hire and fire based on the teachings of the religious faith and the morality clauses that outline their faith positions. Canadian charter law clearly allows equality rights to be restricted when hiring and firing in a religious institution. This freedom given to denominational, separate and dissentient schools is a recognition that the path to social peace in a pluralistic society is to recognize the religious diversity of our society and provide a legal basis for it to reasonably function." [The Star Edmonto, 'United Conservative candidate for Drayton Valley-Devon advocated for the right to fire gay teachers', April 2, 2019]

Mark Smith

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Mark Smith on 2015.

Question Response
Do you acknowledge that human life begins at conception (fertilization)? no response
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) no response
Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Alberta? no response
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? no response
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? no response
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? no response
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. no response
Will you work to repeal Bill 24, the NDP legislation which requires schools to keep it secret from parents if their child has joined a gay pride club at school, a.k.a. Gay-Straight Alliance clubs? no response
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