Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Questions To Ask Your Candidates


The Hidden Agenda of the Conservative Party is unlikely to be revealed by Stephen Harper. Harper's achilles heal is his candidates. We need to get folks out to their local all-candidates meetings to ask one or all of the following questions of their local MPs.

1. Will you use the not withstanding clause to take away civil marriage from lesbian and gay Canadians?

2. The Charter provides a general guarantee of equality. This has been unanimously confirmed by the Supreme Court. Do you think that the Charter protects gay and lesbian Canadians from discrimination?

3. The Charter is widely supported by Canadians because it requires government to live up to minimum standards of freedom, fairness and equality. Are you in favour of appointing Justices to the Supreme Court who will defer to Parliament rather than uphold the Charter?

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