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I live in Canada and we have a federal election coming up. I am trying to decide who to vote for, as a Catholic.
We have the Liberal party which is very pro-choice, pro-euthanasia, etc, which is clearly a "no".
The Conservative Party has some pro life MPs but the leader does not intend to re-open the abortion debate, and they are also pro vaccination. 
The only party that seems to question these things on a more official level are the People's Party, but they are a smaller party.

My question is this - I recall reading somewhere that are are morally obligated to vote for the party that is most likely to win, who are "less bad" compared to the worst party. This would be the Conservative Party, it seems. 
However, they are not really good either and not pro life. Are we supposed to vote for the "next likely party to win", who are better than the worst option out there, or are we supposed to vote for a better party, like the People's Party?
There is also NDP, Green, etc, but they are all very liberal. 

I don't know if my question makes sense... but basically I'm just asking about the principles of voting. 

If party A is the worst, and in power
And party B is slightly better, but still not pro life, really, but are also likely to win
And part C is better than both, but is a small party, and not very likely to win federally

Who are we supposed to vote for, based on Catholic theology?
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Normally, I would say to cast a protest vote for the People's Party because both the Grits and the Tories are so bad, but I'm going to suggest voting Conservative for two reasons.

1) I don't trust Bernier. After he divorced his wife and before he 'married' his concubine, he had an affair with a well-known mob moll, closely connected with one of the major outlaw biker gangs. He ended up just 'forgetting' some sensitive state papers in her apartment after an assignation. The idea of him as PM is frightening, not that it will ever happen.

2) The Liberals, under Daddy's Little Boy, a/k/a Justin 'Bieber' Trudeau or Trudope, are so bad that I fear for Canada if they continue in Government. They are aggressively anti-life, pro-LGBTQXYZ∞, pro-'immigrant', and totally committed to the anthropogenic climate change hoax.

Trudeau only got elected because of his surname and his hair! There's certainly nothing under the hair, as in brains. I saw a picture of him and Rachel Notley, the socialist Premier of Alberta shaking hands. The caption showed Trudeau saying, 'Together we will finish the job my father started of destroying Canada'. He no longer has Notley to help because Alberta regained some sanity, but he still seems to be bent on the destruction of Canada.

So, in an effort to save Canada from Trudeau, if I still lived in Alberta, I'd be pounding the pavement and manning phones to elect a Tory Government. Just my loonie's worth. LOL!
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A Catholic may vote for the lesser of 2 evils, so to speak, in order to prevent the greater evil from winning. But one is not obliged to do so. You can vote for the PPC with glee.
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(09-09-2021, 05:01 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: Normally, I would say to cast a protest vote for the People's Party because both the Grits and the Tories are so bad, but I'm going to suggest voting Conservative for two reasons.

1) I don't trust Bernier. After he divorced his wife and before he 'married' his concubine, he had an affair with a well-known mob moll, closely connected with one of the major outlaw biker gangs. He ended up just 'forgetting' some sensitive state papers in her apartment after an assignation. The idea of him as PM is frightening, not that it will ever happen.

2) The Liberals, under Daddy's Little Boy, a/k/a Justin 'Bieber' Trudeau or Trudope, are so bad that I fear for Canada if they continue in Government. They are aggressively anti-life, pro-LGBTQXYZ∞, pro-'immigrant', and totally committed to the anthropogenic climate change hoax.

Trudeau only got elected because of his surname and his hair! There's certainly nothing under the hair, as in brains. I saw a picture of him and Rachel Notley, the socialist Premier of Alberta shaking hands. The caption showed Trudeau saying, 'Together we will finish the job my father started of destroying Canada'. He no longer has Notley to help because Alberta regained some sanity, but he still seems to be bent on the destruction of Canada.

So, in an effort to save Canada from Trudeau, if I still lived in Alberta, I'd be pounding the pavement and manning phones to elect a Tory Government. Just my loonie's worth. LOL!
That’s a loonie well spent.  I could not have said it better myself… I am really dissatisfied with them all, but in an effort to get rid of Meathead Trudeau, I will cast my vote for the best means of doing that by voting Tory.
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(09-09-2021, 05:53 PM)ZeroM Wrote: A Catholic may vote for the lesser of 2 evils, so to speak, in order to prevent the greater evil from winning.  But one is not obliged to do so.  You can vote for the PPC with glee.

That may technically be true, but in this situation, you have a choice between two parties, one of which, the Conservatives, is at least not actively opposing life. On the other hand, you have the Liberals. Under Trudeau, it is a matter of Party policy that no pro-lifer may be nominated by a Riding Association and no pro-lifer may sit in the Liberal Caucus. To me, it's a no brainer. Trudeau must go! And that's leaving aside all the other social issues such as 'gender rights', LGBT issues, the climate hoax, etc. that should be of major concern to Canadians who still think Canada is 'The True North, Strong and Free'. It won't be either if Trudeau and his goon squads stay in power much longer.
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The one thing that is not talked, because it's very un-PC, is that Trudeau is kept in power solely on the basis of Montreal and Toronto. He's got the French in Montreal and immigrants in Toronto. That is what keeps Liberals in power. A couple million non-Canadian born who live on the Liberal plantation, thinking that they have some sort of debt to the Liberal Party for allowing them to come to Canada.
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I think I should point out that Canada uses the Westminster system, where whoever gets the most seats in Parliament wins the election. What this means is that you can and should vote on the basis of "who's the most likely to win in my riding".

OP, if you live in a riding where the Tories could win, I'd tell you to vote Tory. If not, I'd tell you to vote PPC as a protest. Bear in mind I'm not Canadian, so take this all with a grain of salt.
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The PPC could be very formidable in coming years. Especially if they forge with the Tories. But consider also foreign policies, individual liberties, peace politics, etc. What is best for your country's defense? What party will allow the small-scale regions to claim their own policy decisions? Etc. That's what you have to think about.
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