Thursday, April 21, 2011

Elections

Candidates in your electoral district:

Claude Bachand (Bloc Québécois)
Tarik Brahmi (New Democratic Party)
Robert David (Liberal Party of Canada)
Jean Thouin (Conservative Party of Canada)
Pierre Tremblay (Green Party of Canada)

Now, who to vote for?

Candidate evaluations don't bode very well...

Claude Bachand's Political history: (he will probably get elected again - sighhhhhhh)

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score


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] Voted No

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] Voted Yes

Bob Rae's pro-abortion Motion

A Liberal Motion to expand abortion & contraception throughout Africa, at Canadian taxpayer expense. This was an attempt to co-opt a good Maternal & Child Health initiative of the Conservative government whose purpose was saving the lives of pregnant women and children by providing clean water, medicine and health-care workers assist with child birth. Bob Rae's abortion Motion was narrowly defeated 138 to 144.

[Mar. 23, 2010] Voted Yes

Bill C-268, Child Trafficking

A law to impose a minimum 5 year sentence for trafficking children

[Sep 30/09] Voted No (Really??!!!)
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) No

Motion 12, Re-open debate on definition of marriage

[Dec 2006] Voted No

C-313, Age of Consent child protection bill

Raised the age of consent for sex from 14 to 16

[Sep 28, 2005] Voted No

M-221, child protection motion

To raise the age of consent for sex from 14 to 16

[Sep 28, 2005] Voted No

C-38, A bill to abolish the true definition of marriage

[June 28, 2005] Voted Yes

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] Voted No (Amazing... he actually voted no.)

Motion 83, Inquiry into the medical necessity of abortion

Asked parliament to examine whether abortion is medically necessary and to report on its potential health risks to women

[Oct 1, 2003] Voted No

Bill C-250, added sexual orientation to hate crimes law
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".

[Sep 17, 2003] Voted Yes

Motion to maintain the true definition of marriage

Maintain definition as between one man and one woman

[Sep 16, 2003] Voted No

Motion 123, Favoured legalizing euthanasia & assisted Suicide

[Mar 25, 1998] Voted Yes

Section 93 Constitutional Amendment, revoked a guaranteed religious education right in Quebec

[Nov. 18, 1997] Voted Yes

Bill C-33, added 'sexual orientation' to the Human Rights Act

This bill was a major advance by the gay-lobby towards their hidden agenda of successfully challenging the traditional definition of marriage in court, and thereby, legitimizing their influence over the educational system. Their final goal was always to gain access to textbooks and school curriculum so they could re-write them as gay-positive, a coup-de-grace enabling them to indoctrinate future generations thus, imposing societal acceptance of homosexual acts.  (Their wording, not mine)

[1996] Voted Yes

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.

Voted Yes

http://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/index.php?p=Federal_Voting_Records&id=20

Pretty much a resounding FAIL, Mr. Bachand.

Not much is known about the other candidates...

This doesn't say much: http://www.jeanthouin.ca/fr/ and Jean Thouin hasn't answered the Campaign Life questions.  I'm not even going to consider the others, because their parties don't allow them to have a mind of their own anyway, they have to go with "Party Policy" on Life matters.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Please Pray

Got this in an e-mail from my aunt:

Please pray for this urgent situation. This very intense surgery will take place Monday, April 11th and both Mom and Baby are at serious risk.


My daughter Claire just called me about a Filipino Catholic woman Claire cared for today at Saint Vincent's Hospital. The woman's name is Lenny.

Her husband converted to Catholicism in the last year. Lenny had a baby less than a year ago by C-section and became pregnant again right away. The pregnancy was not healthy. The placenta grew abnormally outside of the womb through the C-section incision. It is growing into her other vital organs,her bladder, bowel and other places so that all the organ's blood vessels are tangled up with the placenta. Doctors told her she had to have an abortion or she would die. She refused. They did an MRI at 22 weeks and cared for her as best they could. Now she is bleeding. They will do another MRI on Friday and operate to do some surgery Monday to try and save her life and deliver the baby which is mature enough to live if they can get the baby out without harm.

Claire has been delivering babies for about 14 years and has never seen anything remotely like this, or any surgery ever so complicated. None of the physicians have either. The best medical team in Portland will be there Monday, Apr. 11 There will be a specialist for every organ involved in the operating room to try to help untangle the blood vessels. Claire said Lenny could bleed out in six minutes if they make a mistake. .

Lenny has been in the hospital for three months. Today the two women shared their faith and prayed. Lenny was crying and said she just wants to live to care for her babies.

Her husband is terrified.

Please keep this courageous faithful woman and her family in your prayers. She said she would like to be on prayer lists, so please also forward this message.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

How you can tell your 5 year old has been watching too much Garfield...

1.  He burps and says; "That's the sign that the tank is full!"
2.  He drinks (anything) out of a glass and asks "Got milk?"
3.  He jumps on you and yells; "Cowabunga!!!"  (Or the closest version of Cowabunga that he can pronounce.)
4.  He bugs you for days to buy/make lasagna.
5.  He randomly laughs all by himself, (remembering the funny parts).