Yesterday during the leaders debate, Gilles Duceppe brought up the issue of abortion, but Stephen Harper did not take the bait. Rather than reiterating his line about not intending to re-open the issue is he wins a majority — and therefore risk alienating his social conservative base — Harper talked about his crime agenda.

As part of a weekly series at the National Post featuring the smaller parties, the Christian Heritage Party outlines their platform.

In the pages of the Globe and Mail, Neil Desai and Charles Burton talk up the Conservative proposal to create an office of religious freedom in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.