Voting Records

MPP Samuel Oosterhoff

Progressive Conservative Party, Niagara West, ON

Bio

Samuel Oosterhoff
Supportable
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CLC rating: Pro-life, pro-family
Rating Comments: Rating based on public statements that he is 100% pro-life. Sam opposed the ant-family Bill 28, which purged the terms "mother" and "father" from society's collective vocabulary and legislated that children can have 4 legal parents. Although Oosterhoff abstained from voting on the draconian, pro-abortion bill 163 which criminalized all pro-life expression within a radius of up to 150 metres around Ontario abortuaries, he did speak against abortion from the floor of the legislature after Bill 163 was introduced, pointing out that abortion is being used as a "tool" to target and eradicate children with the disability of Downs Syndrome, in the womb.
Percentage in last election: 54.00% (2016 Nov. byelection)
Victory margin last election: 29.15% (2016 Nov. byelection)
Religion / Faith: Christian

Contact

Samuel Oosterhoff
Parliamentary Office
Queen's Park
Room 328, Main Legislative Building
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A8
Tel: 416-325-8454
Fax: 416-325-0998
Constituency Offices
Unit M1 - 4961 King Street East
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B0
Tel: 905-563-1755
Fax: 905-563-1317

Here is Samuel Oosterhoff's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Explicit 2010/2015 sex education curriculum
The Ontario Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne & Dalton McGuinty introduced a sex ed curriculum for the 2010 school year that would have forced public & Catholic elementary schools to encourage masturbation, celebrate homosexuality and gender identity confusion, and teach about anal and oral intercourse. The curriculum sought to give gay-positive teaching on homosexual relationships by Grade 3. In Grade 5 children would be taught that homosexuality is inborn and cannot be changed, a claim that has no scientific backing whatsoever. In Grade 6 it would give instructions on the pleasures of masturbation and discussed vaginal lubrication. In grade 7 children would be taught about "oral" and "anal sex". Thanks to public outcry from parents and religious leaders, this dangerous curriculum was "postponed" by the government. However, once Kathleen Wynne received a strong Liberal majority and the threat of an election was past, she announced that the controversial curriculum would be implemented in September 2015. Since the original preview of the curriculum in 2010, it has come to light that it was written under the direction of a man, Benjamin Levin, who has confessed to child pornography related charges. That makes sense given the explicit, age-inappropriate nature of the curriculum. It is feared by many parents and education observers that the curriculum may have been designed to 'groom' children so as to make them available for sex. Other parties with whom the Liberal government consulted to formulate this program included radical gay activists groups like Gay Ontario (now Queer Ontario) and Egale Canada. [Jan. 2010-present]
Opposed (based on public statements) ok
Bill 28, 3rd reading, which banned the words “mother” and “father” from Ontario law and socially-engineered the family such that children can now have up to 4 legal parents, none of them blood-related
Bill 28, third reading: Styled with the deceptive, slogan-like title "All Families Are Equal Act", this Marxist-inspired bill radically redefines society’s understanding of what a ‘family’ is. It undermines the parent-child relationship between natural parents and their biological offspring. The Liberal government bill erases the words “mother” and “father” from all provincial laws and government records, including birth certificates, and will thus have a harmful trickledown effect of purging the use of “mother” and “father” from our collective vocabulary throughout the rest of society, including but not limited to school curriculum, charities, and employer “speech codes”. In a stunning piece of social engineering that will produce immense harm to children, the bill also creates situations in which children can have 4 or more legal parents. Another foreseeable, adverse effect of legalizing 4-parent situations for children, is that it will help bring about the legalization of polygamy. [Passed 79-0 with 28 abstentions, Nov 29/16]
Opposed (based on public statements) ok
Bill 84, 3rd reading, to legalize the form of homicide known as euthanasia, and to falsely redefine it as a form of ‘medical treatment’ within Ontario’s health care system
Euphemistically named the "Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017", Bill 84 codifies the Ontario Liberal government's abandonment of medical professionals who are being coerced by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons (OCPS) into complicity with assisted suicide killings. The OCPS is forcing physicians who conscientiously object to this homicidal practice to make "effective referrals" for assisted suicide, meaning that if a physician is unwilling to kill his patient, he must refer that patient to a physician who is willing to do the killing, while the Ontario Liberal government does nothing to protect the conscientious physician from such coercion. [Passed 61-26 with 20 abstained or absent, May 9/17]
No ok
Bill 129, 2nd reading, to protect the conscience rights of health care workers from being compelled to participate in euthanasia and other practices they deem to be unethical
The "Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Freedom of Conscience in Health Care), 2017" was introduced by PC MPP Jeff Yurek. This well-meaning bill aimed to strike a balance between the Wynne Liberals' Bill 84 (euphemistically named "Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017") which regulates the practice of medical homicide in Ontario, on the one hand, and the conscience rights of healthcare professionals who refuse to put their patients to death, on the other. The defeat at 2nd reading of Bill 129 illustrates the Wynne Liberals' insideous determination to give free reign to the pro-assisted suicide Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, which is forcing Ontario physicians, regardless of their conscientious beliefs, to be complicit in the homicidal practice of Assisted Suicide through making "effective referrals". This means if a physician is unwilling to kill his patient, he must refer that patient to a physician who is willing to do the killing. [Defeated 23-39 with 44 abstained or absent, May 9/17]
Yes ok
Bill 89, 2nd reading, to give Children’s Aid agencies the power to ban Christian and other faith-based couples from adopting children, and the additional power to seize biological children from parents who disagree with LGBT and transgender ideologies.
Bill 89, introduced by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, under the disarming title of "Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017", actually gives the Ontario government and its “child protection” agencies, sweeping new powers to scrutinize and investigate families for having a Christian world view with regards to traditional marriage & human sexuality, and for not bowing down to the LGBT ideological agenda. Bill 89 empowers government agencies to seize children from their parents - using the pretense of serving the "best interests, protection and well-being of children" - if the parents refuse to affirm a homosexual “orientation” or the delusion that a child’s "gender" is opposite to their real, biological sex . This totalitarian bill would also subject potential adoptive or fostering parents to interrogations regarding their attitudes on LGBT ideology, as a litmus test for their suitability to become parents, leading to the disqualification of those who won't conform to the state's leftist world view. [Passed 83-0 with 23 abstained or absent, March 9/17]
absent or abstained --
Bill 89, 3rd reading, to give Children’s Aid agencies the power to ban Christian and other faith-based couples from adopting children, and the additional power to seize biological children from parents who disagree with LGBT and transgender ideologies.
Bill 89, introduced by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, under the disarming title of "Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017", actually gives the Ontario government and its “child protection” agencies, sweeping new powers to scrutinize and investigate families for having a Christian world view with regards to traditional marriage & human sexuality, and for not bowing down to the LGBT ideological agenda. Bill 89 empowers government agencies to seize children from their parents - using the pretense of serving the "best interests, protection and well-being of children" - if the parents refuse to affirm a homosexual “orientation” or the delusion that a child’s "gender" is opposite to their real, biological sex . This totalitarian bill would also subject potential adoptive or fostering parents to interrogations regarding their attitudes on LGBT ideology, as a litmus test for their suitability to become parents, leading to the disqualification of those who won't conform to the state's leftist world view. Unfortunately this totalitarian bill was passed with unanimous support from the Liberals and NDP. [Passed 63-23 with 20 abstained or absent, June 1/17]
No ok
Bill 163, 2nd reading, to create unconstitutional, 'No Free Speech Zones' on public sidewalks near abortion facilities, and to criminalize life-saving, peaceful, pro-life witness
This unconstitutional bill by the Kathleen Wynne Liberal government aims to violate our fundamental rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to protest. It creates "No Free Speech Bubble Zones" across Ontario, of between 50-150 metres outside every abortuary and hospital where children are killed in-utero. Pro-life Canadians who pray peacefully outside the killing centres, or who hold a sign - even silentely, or who offer pregnant women a pamphlet with scientific facts about prenatal development, will be considered serious criminals and face 6 months in prison plus up to a $5000 fine for the first offence, with a second offence escalating to 1 year in prison plus $10,000 fine that is clearly to intimidate Canadians with financial ruin. Sadly, second reading passed by a vote of 85 Ayes to 1 Nay, on October 17, 2017, with shameful support by the alleged "Opposition", the "pretend conservative" Patrick Brown PC's.
Absent or abstained --
Bill 163, 3rd reading, to create unconstitutional, 'No Free Speech Zones' on public sidewalks near abortion facilities, and to criminalize peaceful pro-life witness
This unconstitutional bill by the Kathleen Wynne Liberal government aims to violate our fundamental rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to protest. It creates "No Free Speech Bubble Zones" across Ontario, of between 50-150 metres outside every abortuary and hospital where children are killed in-utero. Pro-life Canadians who pray peacefully outside the killing centres, or who hold a sign - even silentely, or who offer pregnant women a pamphlet with scientific facts about prenatal development, will be considered serious criminals and face 6 months in prison plus up to a $5000 fine for the first offence, with a second offence escalating to 1 year in prison plus $10,000 fine that is clearly to intimidate Canadians with financial ruin. Third reading passed by a vote of 86 Ayes to 1 Nay, on October 25, 2017, with shameful support by the alleged "Opposition", the "pretend conservative" Patrick Brown PC's.
Absent --

Here are quotes from Samuel Oosterhoff on various life and family issues:

On the voting down by the Liberals of PC MPP Michael Harris' proposed amendment to Bill 28, that would have kept “mother” and “father” along side the neutered term “parent,” in state-registered documents.  “The reality is we made a very common sense, very practical proposed amendment at the committee stage which was shut down by the Liberals. I think it just goes to show how out of touch they are with people.” [LifeSiteNews, 'Ontario’s new 19-year-old MPP becomes only lawmaker to oppose radical LGBT bill', Nov. 29, 2016.]

On the likelihood, under Bill 28, of children becoming the object of up to four "parents" battling it out for custody.  This bill “can lead to litigation on the child.” [LifeSiteNews, 'Ontario’s new 19-year-old MPP becomes only lawmaker to oppose radical LGBT bill', Nov. 29, 2016.]

Describing Ontario Bill 28, which purged the terms "mother" and "father" from society's collective vocabulary and legislated that children can have 4 legal parents.  Bill 28 is a “horrible piece of legislation” and he “would definitely not have supported” it. [LifeSiteNews, 'Ontario’s new 19-year-old MPP becomes only lawmaker to oppose radical LGBT bill', Nov. 29, 2016.]

On the voting down by the Liberals of PC MPP Michael Harris' proposed amendment to Bill 28, that would have kept “mother” and “father” along side the neutered term “parent,” in state-registered documents.  “The reality is we made a very common sense, very practical proposed amendment at the committee stage which was shut down by the Liberals. I think it just goes to show how out of touch they are with people.” [LifeSiteNews, 'Ontario’s new 19-year-old MPP becomes only lawmaker to oppose radical LGBT bill', Nov. 29, 2016.]

Speaking out against Iceland's use of abortion to eliminate children with Downs Syndrome:  "I rise today to speak to a tragic reality occurring in the country of Iceland, and to draw attention to a concerning rise in lack of respect for human value, dignity and worth for those individuals and families impacted by Down syndrome. Earlier this year, the American broadcaster CBS reported that Iceland is eliminating Down syndrome through the use of abortion. CBS reported that almost 100% of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted in Iceland. The reality is that Iceland is not eliminating Down Syndrome; they are eliminating people. I had the chance to meet with the Niagara Down syndrome society last month, and we talked about the enormous social, economic and cultural contributions that individuals with Down syndrome have brought to the Niagara region and all of Canada. I was proud to meet with them and stand with the families and individuals who live with the struggles that Down syndrome can entail. The article that CBS released, which details what is occurring in Iceland, bears a headline which asks the question “What Kind of Society Do You Want to Live In?” I know what my answer is, Mr. Speaker. I want to live in a society where individuals with Down syndrome are cherished, loved and respected. I want us all in this Legislature to work hard to make Ontario a society where individuals with Down syndrome are recognized for their unique gifts, valued for their rich perspective and treated as equals by a society that esteems them. Join me in that work."
[Hansard transcript, Oct 4, 2017.]

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Samuel Oosterhoff on 10-Sep-16.

Question Response
Do you acknowledge that human life begins at conception (fertilization)? yes
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
Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Ontario? yes
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? yes
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? yes
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? yes
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. yes

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