MLA Jon Gerrard
Liberal Party, River Heights, MB
CLC rating: Pro-abortion, anti-parental rights
Rating Comments: MLA Gerrard supported the NDP's oppressive Bill 18 which attacked parental rights, family values and religious freedom. Note: While this individual did not fill in CLC’s questionnaire, nevertheless, the Office of the Leader of Manitoba’s Liberal Party, sent a statement to CLC which claims to represent the beliefs of all Liberal Party candidates and MLAs. The statement suggests that all Manitoba Liberal candidates support the legalized killing of preborn children, as well as forcing taxpayers to finance those killings with public money. Furthermore, it implies that all Liberal candidates will oppose legislation that would protect the conscience rights of doctors and other health care workers, for example, in continuing to be able to refuse to participate in abortion, or give referrals for abortion. The statement also suggests that every Liberal candidate opposes the fundamental right of parents to withdraw their children from classroom lessons which contradict their religious and moral values, on the topics of marriage and homosexuality.
First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 21-Sep-99
Previous Occupation: Doctor
Birthdate (yyyy.mm.dd): 13-Oct-47
Percentage in last election: 51.9% (2016); 45.91% (2011)
Victory margin last election: 17.4% (2016); 13.15% (2011)
Religion / Faith: Unknown
Here is Jon Gerrard's voting record relating to life and family issues:
|Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision||Vote||Score|
|Bill 18, 3rd reading, which radically sexualized the school curriculum and forced all Catholic & Public schools to accept homosexual-activist clubs
Officially called The Public Schools Amendment Act, this bill which became law, forced all public and faith-based schools, regardless of community or religious sensitivities, to accept student gay pride clubs known as GSAs. The law also served to inject the radical sexual theory of "gender identy" into school curriculum, which even children at the earliest grades will consequently be exposed to. The radical "gender identity" theory is 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 vice-versa, if they merely "feel" that way in their minds. All this was done under the deceptive ruse that these changes were necessary to reduce bullying and punish bullies. The true intent of this bill was to promote a new sexual revolution, to embed anti-Christian prejudice into the school environment, and 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 September 13, 2013 by a vote of 36 to 16, despite widespread opposition by parents and people of faith.
|Bill 200, 2nd reading, to establish NO FREE SPEECH ZONES on public property
This draconian private members bill by MLA Nahanni Fontaine (NDP) sought to outlaw peaceful, pro-life expression on taxpayer-owned public sidewalks within a radious of up to 150 metres around all of Manitoba's abortion facilities. Fortunately, this unconstitutional and totalitarian bill was defeated by a vote of 11 Yeas to 32 Nays on Dec. 6, 2018.
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Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Jon Gerrard on 2019.
|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 (e.g. In the case of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer) but which results in the unintended and undesired death of the pre-born child, is not an abortion.]
|All circumstances (per statement by Party Leader)|
|Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers’ money in Manitoba?||No (per statement by Party Leader)|
|Do you agree women have the right to be thoroughly informed about the serious health consequences of abortion, the development of their 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 (per statement by Party Leader)|
|Will you oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, 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? [Note: 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 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 (per statement by Party Leader)|
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