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reuters: Candace Elliott/Reuters; Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia; Chris Helgren/Reuters; Chris Helgren/Reuters Joseph Brean September 13, 201910 13 PM EDTLast Updated September 14, 20194 12 PM EDTFiled Share this story Putting the R-word in politics How religion has become the sleeper issue of the 2019 election Tumblr Pinterest Google Linked InIn the strategic context of the election, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer talks about religion the way teenagers talk about sex with their parents, reluctantly, downplaying his personal enthusiasm, according to CBC. Whereas Liberal leader Justin Trudeau talks about religion the way parents talk about sex with their teenagers, awkwardly, downplaying his personal experience. So the present campaign is unusual for Canada As parties trade smears of their rival leaders and candidates' religiosity, and tout their own faiths, religion is emerging as a prominent theme of this election. As parties trade smears of their rival leaders and candidates' religiosity, and tout their own faiths, religion is emerging as a prominent theme of this election. How does a Sikh candidate tying his turban in a campaign ad play in Quebec, where a new law would not let him do it as a school teacher Can a Liberal imam who became globally famous for preaching tolerance and sensitivity even toward anti-Muslim spree killer Alexandre Bissonette, then pursued interfaith activism with Jews, survive as a candidate if he has previously made what his own party called insensitive comments about Israel and Palestine How can a Catholic like Justin Trudeau endorse laws that morally conflict with Vatican doctrine Must a Catholic like Andrew Scheer pursue only laws that do not Who will benefit most from this circular philosophical chin-scratching, in a country where seven of the last nine Prime Ministers have been similarly compromised as Catholics, and still seemed to get on with it, democratically When CBC journalist Vassy Kapelos asked Green Party leader Elizabeth May who is her personal hero, what did she say Green Party Leader Elizabeth May She had just named the late Flora Mac Donald, a Progressive Conservative, as her political hero. Old comments by Scheer and Trudeau on abortion and gay marriage, and how elected public service can be reconciled with personal morality, are being weaponized to paint the one as a fundamentalist and the other as a hypocrite.I gave you my quick, honest answer Neither wants to talk much about it for themselves, only for the other guy, so it has raised tricky questions Canadians as a whole do not usually dwell on. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.