Campaign Life Coalition

The Campaign Life Coalition (sometimes shortened to Campaign Life) is a Canadian political lobbyist organization founded in 1978.[1] Based in Hamilton, Ontario,[2] the organization advocates for socially conservative values.[3] It opposes abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, assisted reproductive technologies, same-sex marriage, and gender identity legislation.[4][5][6]

Campaign Life Coalition
Formation1978; 43 years ago (1978)
HeadquartersHamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Ontario politicsEdit

At the provincial level in Ontario, Campaign Life helped to establish and initially supported the Family Coalition Party (FCP).[7] Following the FCP's name change to the New Reform Party of Ontario and the election of Patrick Brown as the new leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in 2015, the CLC appeared to switch support to the Ontario PCs. The CLC endorsed Brown's bid for the leadership, along with the other social conservative leadership candidate Monte McNaughton, and released a statement congratulating Brown on his victory.[8][9] The group later became critical of Brown after he publicly announced that he would not repeal the new provincial sex education curriculum changes if he becomes premier.[10]

Federal politicsEdit

Campaign Life endorsed candidates Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux in the 2017 Conservative leadership election.[11] Trost came 4th with 8.35%, and Lemieux came 7th with 7.38%.

Campaign Life endorsed Derek Sloan as candidate in the 2020 Conservative leadership election.[12]


Campaign Life Coalition founded LifeSiteNews in 1997, with the intent to promote anti-abortion views.[13] The Campaign Life Coalition no longer runs LifeSiteNews, though the two groups share some board members.[14]


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  3. ^ Tasker, John Paul; Kapelos, Vassy. "Green candidates say they don't remember past anti-abortion comments". CBC.
  4. ^ Kim, Daniel (7 June 2017). "St. Michael's College group attends pro-life demonstration in Ottawa". The Varsity.
  5. ^ Scala, Francesca (2019). Delivering Policy: The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada. UBC Press. ISBN 978-0-7748-6012-3.
  6. ^ Julie, Fish; Kate, Karban (2015). LGBT Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work. Policy Press. ISBN 978-1-4473-2272-6.
  7. ^ Baer, Nicole (7 May 1988). "Tory courting in Carleton-Gloucester". The Ottawa Citizen. p. 6.
  8. ^ "Patrick Brown wins Ontario PC leadership", Toronto Star, May 09 2015.
  9. ^ "Ontario PCs pick a pro-lifer to lead their rebirth", Toronto Star, May 09 2015.
  10. ^ Ferguson, Rob (December 27, 2016). "Tory Leader Patrick Brown feeling the squeeze as he tries to unify party ranks". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Anti-abortion group endorses 'pro-life' Conservative leadership candidates Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux". 2 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Derek Sloan would make a great CPC Leader". 22 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  13. ^ Saurette, Paul; Gordon, Kelly (2016). The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement. University of Toronto Press. p. 172. ISBN 9781442615694.
  14. ^ "The biggest Canadian far-right news site you probably haven't heard of". Canadaland. February 22, 2021. Retrieved May 9, 2021.

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