Don't know if its news that the Tories are determined to muzzle their socially conservative MPS, but at least this Lifesite story confirms that they are still at it:
LONDON, ON, November 22, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - LifeSiteNews.com has learned that the Conservative Party of Canada is once again enforcing a policy barring its candidates from responding to questionnaires that would allow voters to cast an informed vote on issues of importance to them. The party policy is especially targeted at the controversial abortion issue. Despite denials by Conservative Party officials, the policy was in place during the last federal election in January and LifeSiteNews.com obtained a memo from party headquarters forbidding candidates to answer a pro-life questionnaire.
In fact, London bi-election candidate Dianne Haskett has "admitted in conversation" that the CPC forbade her from answering questionnaires.
Frankly, I didn't think Conservatives would scare so easily. No wonder Garth walked out on them.