On Saturday, the Ontario Liberals published comments by Doug Ford’s star candidate, Tanya Granic Allen.
Doug Ford took her support when he needed it. She endorsed him for leader after she dropped off the ballot, bringing with her thousands of socially conservative voters.
But on the weekend, Ford sacked her within hours, and appointed the second-place PC candidate in her riding.
Granic Allen said she didn’t like to see niqabs — the full face-obscuring Muslim veil — and said they reminded her of ninjas. But that’s what that looks like — and it’s un-Canadian.
And eighteen years ago, she referred to abortion as a kind of Holocaust. That’s dramatic language, but there’s a truth to it — a hundred thousands babies a year are aborted in Canada.
She did talk about radical sex ed targeting very young kids. It wasn't the most polished or nuanced presentation. But seriously — you’re sacking a star candidate over that?
That’s Ontario. And over the weekend, Jason Kenney had a huge convention for the UCP — that’s the United Conservative Party in Alberta.
Jason Kenney has been saying for months that he was going to let the people make the policy. He posted this "Grassroots Guarantee" on his website.
But at their convention, 57 per cent of the thousands of delegates there voted for this:
"The United Conservative Party believes that the Government of Alberta should… reinstate parental opt-in consent for any subjects of a religious or sexual nature, including enrollment in extracurricular activities/clubs or distribution of any instructional materials/resources related to these topics. Rationale: Respects and affirms parental primacy and authority regarding the educational material presented to their children.”
Seems pretty normal. The only reason it’s an issue is that the NDP has recently changed that, and forbidden parents from knowing. The NDP, like all socialists, truly thinks the child is the property of the state. Normal parents disagree.
And now, Jason Kenney, he who said he deeply believes in a grassroots policy process — he says he’s not going to be bound by this resolution.
Now when you go to that "Grassroots Guarantee" on Kenny's website, it's been deleted.
Both men are listening to their leftist critics, not their own consciences or their own party.
It is our job at The Rebel to push back against this, because no other media will.
We want Ford and Kenney to win.
But we want them to win as conservatives, and we want them to grow a backbone, and to treat the media party with the disrespect it deserves — rather than treat party members with the disrespect they don’t deserve.
NEXT: David Menzies joins me to talk more about Ford's decision to fire Tanya Granic Allen.
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