Duceppe attacks Opus Dei candidate

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe attacked Nicole Charbonneau Barron, who is the Conservative candidate in the South Shore Montreal riding of St. Bruno-St. Hubert, and a member of the Catholic group Opus Dei. Duceppe said Barron?s candidacy and membership in Opus Dei proves that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a ?right -wing ideologue? and that the Conservative Party is narrow-minded. Speaking of Opus Dei, Duceppe said, ?Those people certainly share an ideology, a narrow ideology, that doesn?t correspond at all to the modern times in Quebec.? Duceppe did not dispute Barron?s right to run, but claimed that Opus Dei, as a Catholic group opposed to abortion, contraception and same-sex ?marriage?, are ?against a lot of things that are generally accepted in Quebec.?

Libertarians reach out to pro-lifers

The Libertarian Party of Canada is not a pro-life party, but its platform has positive elements and even makes overt overtures to pro-life voters.

Although the Libertarian Party officially supports abortion (?the Libertarian Party supports safe, legal access to abortion?) it is still more restrictive than other parties, save the CHP. It calls for an end to federal funding for abortion and is critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for squelching any debate on abortion.

The platform states, ?Pro-life Canadians have been ignored and mistreated by the Harper Tories for too long.? It goes on to say: ?Stephen Harper has refused to allow debate on abortion,? and singles out the Conservative government?s treatment of C-484, Ken Epp?s private member?s bill, the Unborn Victims of Crime Bill.

LifeSiteNews.com said that the Libertarian ?platform is a clear attempt to woe disenchanted pro-life voters away from the Conservatives.?