What the heck does it mean to be Liberal on PEI?
A little over a year ago (January, 2012) at the Liberal Biennial Convention in Ottawa Resolution 58 was passed 'Reaffirming Women's Right to Reproductive Health Services'. Very clear support that apparently is lost on some members. And in a province as little as PEI 'a few good men' is all it takes apparently to eliminate women's issues from the landscape entirely.
If you have a Liberal MP or MLA do you know what they stand for? Have you ever asked your MLA/MP if they are pro-choice?
I've learned a valuable lesson at the hands of this particular breed of conservative in red clothing. That I can't vote for people, I have to vote for the party. People can be all manner of things to all manner of people during elections. But at the end of the day, the candidates are only as good as their party's policies. And it seems that the policies of the PEI Liberals leave a lot to be desired.
The more I learn about this PEI version of Liberal the more I understand why women have been denied reproductive health care services and denied representation in our provincial government for so long.
Sources for anti-choice references:
Lawrence MacAulay: http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/list-antichoice-mps-may-11.html (his voting record shows him voting in favor of abortion restriction related motions/bills)
Sean Casey: http://faqmp.ichannel.ca/videos/live-stream-with-sean-casey/ (says he holds an anti-choice belief)