A volunteer appointee to Ottawa's Transit commission was stunned when a city councillor tried to block his appointment due to his pro-life views.
LifeSiteNews.com had the incredible story of discrimination against Michael Olsen, one of four people selected from a pool of 92 applicants for a volunteer position on the Ottawa City Transit commission, joining eight city councillors.
According to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Olsen was ranked as the top applicant for the position, but his selection was very nearly blocked by councillor Shawn Menard who said Olson's “significant advocacy on behalf of pro-life groups” should disqualify him.
Menard also said that transit is a gender issue and refuses to apologize for his bigotry.
“the fact that Mr. Menard stood up and opposed a volunteer for the Ottawa Transit commission because he was pro-life signifies he is unfit for public office due to his unabashed discrimination and bigotry. If Mr. Menard believes that prolife Canadians are unfit to be volunteers for public transit committees, does he also believe we are unfit to ride the actual transit or will he just make us sit at the back of the bus?”
Golob is right. Intolerance of pro-lifers is the last acceptable form of bigotry in an age where everything is a protected human right.
Today, I’ll show you how this anti-Christian sentiment has permeated from Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, all the way down to municipal politics.
Rachel Notley’s Director of Communications, Cheryl Oates, is concerned that forty per cent of Jason Kenney’s UCP candidates are pro-life, even demanding to know who they are! It sounds like she wants a religious purity test for those seeking public office. No Catholics or Evangelicals allowed!
Well, I've got news for the NDP and Justin Trudeau. A 2018 Angus Reid poll shows sixty-one per cent of Canadians support some form of abortion law, a number that has steadily increased and nearly doubled since 2010.
This means that UCP candidates, at just forty per cent pro-life, are actually less pro-life than the general population of Canada.
But, abortion isn’t a top of mind election issue — jobs are. And, most reasonable people would say that chasing decent, willing and able people out of jobs because of their views on life, is bigoted at best, and totalitarian at the worst.