Stephen Harper was asked if he would make changes to the existing abortion and same sex laws should he gain control of the Commons. The Conservative leader said no. “We will govern on the platform we are elected on,” he told reporters during a campaign stop in the Niagara region. Just because Stephen Harper has said this does not mean that a Conservative MP could not or would not introduce a bill to change these laws but it does mean that Stephen Harper winning majority government would not use that as a mandate to change these laws.

Mr. Harper said the Tories would proceed to eliminate the gun registry if they win a majority because this is long-held party policy. “The position of the party is the position of the party,” he said. “The other subjects you brought up are not the positions of the party,” he said. “They’re not in the Conservative platform. I have no intention of opening up those issues.”

Canada legalized same-sex marriage under a former Liberal government.