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)
 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.
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.