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Election wrap-up

Here is my first initial take on the election which resulted in Conservative majority, the historically large NDP opposition, halving the Liberal caucus and practically eliminating the separatist (and socially left-wing) Bloc Quebecois. Several pro-life Conservative incumbents who were thought to be vulnerable (Kelly Block, Stephen Woodworth) did well, but by my count, the majority of pro-life Liberals lost (Alan Tonks, Paul Szabo, Dan McTeague). There is little known about most of the two dozen new Conservative MPs when it comes to moral issues, although it is safe to assume that at least a few of them are pro-life and pro-family. Electorally, it can be said that the perception of being the most socially conservative (mainstream) party hasn’t hurt the Tories at the ballot box; my guess is that is part of the parcel visible minorities that are flocking from the Liberals to Conservatives are attracted to. And in terms of policy, things are looking up; as Steve Jalsevac noted at LifeSiteNews.com:

The strong Conservative majority should bode well for the issues of life and family, depending however on how much democratic freedom Harper will allow his caucus members.

When it comes to policy, at the very least, the Tories will hold the status quo and the pro-life, pro-family movement can recharge their batteries and stop fighting defensive actions against, for example, legalizing euthanasia, creating special rights for individuals who self-identify as transgender/transsexual or developing schemes to impose a national daycare scheme.

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