Provincial Legislation Communique # 4 – Blanca Stead April 10, 2017
After the approval of Bill C-
We, members of the League, have voiced our concerns by writing letters, signing petitions,
phoning and visiting our MLAs and MPs. Specifically we called for effective protection of the freedom of conscience and religion for health care providers, and to keep hospice and palliative care facilities separated from those that offer euthanasia/assisted suicide. These actions have been directed to both the Federal and Provincial governments.
We need to continue supporting our cause and make it known to the next provincial government.
Status of some of the Bills at Parliament.
May 2017 Elections.
Tuesday, April 11, is the official start of the political campaign leading to the provincial elections on May 9th.
Why vote? It helps to choose our leaders, those who share our values or those who may inspire us. We need to exercise our right to vote “Your vote is your voice. Be heard!”
For whom to vote?
The right to run for office in a provincial election is guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Anyone who meets the requirements of the Election Act can be a candidate.
We need to get informed, to listen to the candidates’ forums, to attend candidates’ meetings, so we can ask the questions for which we want answers. We will be looking for a candidate who would support Catholic values. The CWL is a politically non-
At the Chrism Mass in Victoria, Bishop Gary Gordon shared some of the highlights of the recent conversation that the Bishops of Western Canada had with the Holy Father. His Holiness’ advice to them and to the priests in their Dioceses was: Discern and Pray. This wisdom also serves us, as we choose a candidate to vote for at the provincial election, as we ponder about the proper wording when writing to the government and health authorities, and whenever we take action carrying out the League resolutions to influence government policy.
A blessed and joyful Easter to you and family.