Is there anybody left in the country that takes Justin Trudeau seriously when he talks about an “open” nomination process with one breath, but in the next decrees a hard rule that all new MPs must uphold a woman’s right to choose abortion?
His stance is clearly unconstitutional, unconscionable and dangerous because it further erodes the right of independence to members of parliament.
Freedom of religion under section 2(a) of our Charter of Rights gives every Canadian the right to declare religious beliefs openly and without fear of hindrance or reprisal. Section 2(a) also guarantees freedom of conscience and since a decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is essentially a moral decision, Trudeau’s position is in violation of the very Charter he claims to defend.
The issue of abortion strikes very close to the heart of personal conscience. Trudeau’s edict goes dead against a long-held tradition of respect in the party system for personal conscience.
Trudeau’s radical statements and actions are beginning to pile up. He has campaigned to legalize marijuana and stated his “level of admiration” for China’s basic dictatorship.
Trudeau’s hypocrisy is clearly on display on the issue of open nominations and his claim to defend the charter. He appears to be much more of a radical than a serious contender for being prime minister of this country.