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  Conservative faithful shift right at policy convention
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Last EditedMonsieur  Nov 15, 2008 09:46pm
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News DateSunday, November 16, 2008 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWhile some 2,000 delegates debated resolutions in Winnipeg at the first Conservative policy convention in more than three years, about 60 activists protested outside Saturday, saying they had to send a message about the Tories.

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Tory delegates endorsed a number of policies, including tough-on-crime measures, income splitting for couples with young children and a motion reworking the party's position on equal pay for work of equal value.

One resolution that passed is sure to be controversial, as the Conservatives said they want to create laws for the killing of unborn children.

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Another right-of-centre policy would take away power from the Canadian Human Rights Commission and tribunal for complaints of hate-mongering.

"This tribunal is a direct threat to our freedom of speech," the sponsoring delegate said to applause. The motion was adopted almost unanimously.
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