Sunday, June 21, 2015
Stephen Harper, Don Meredith, and the Deathly Bigotry of the Cons
It's been two days since senator Don Meredith resigned from the Con caucus after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
And since then the Cons have been desperately trying to distance themselves from yet another of Stephen Harper's stellar appointments.
But they cannot or will not explain why Harper would appoint a man to the Senate who was once rejected as a candidate by Ontario's Progressive Conservatives.
“We talked to him, we met with him, and we rejected him,” said a provincial Conservative insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to be seen questioning Harper’s judgment.
And with good reason. For it was all about pleasuring his rabid religious base, and all about bigotry.
To understand that you have to go back to October 2007, when the Cons dumped their candidate in the riding of Toronto Centre, a lawyer named Mark Warner.
And replaced him with Don Meredith.
And then read what Warner had to say about that, in a TV interview I recorded at the time, and saved the transcript in my archives...
"On my bio it references the fact that I had attended the International AIDS Conference in August of last year. My riding has as you know a large population of lesbian and gay people...and also people across the board who are interested in that issue. And I felt it was important to signal to them that this is an issue I've done a lot of work on, and I think it's important.
For some reason when my bio went up to Ottawa it (the AIDS reference) was excluded when it came back down. I had heard at various times that they had objected to it. People had objected to it being in my literature.
Meredith finished fourth in the 2008 election capturing only 12% of the vote, but two years later was appointed by Harper to the Senate.
Where he was a ferocious opponent of LGBT equality, and two years ago said this about a bill that would extend human rights protections to transexual Canadians.
"Certainly not all transgendered people are sexual deviants, but it cannot be ignored that there are certain individuals who could use this proposed legislation to prey on society's most vulnerable - our youth.
Meredith ended his argument by saying it is "offensive that people would even consider putting women and children at risk unnecessarily. If passage of this bill results in the potential for exposure to harm of even one woman or child, that is one woman or child too many.
Which couldn't be more disgusting, or as it turns out more hypocritical...
And if you thought that Harper's sleazy judgement and anti-gay bigotry was buried in the past, think again.
Because recently his bestial Cons have been quietly working behind the scenes to encourage protests against a plan to modernize Ontario's sex education curriculum, drawn up by the province's Liberal government.
In the hope of using that as a wedge issue against the federal Liberals and their leader Justin Trudeau.
And if you want to know what that protest is all about, all you have to do is check out this horrifying video...
So you can clearly see that it is nothing less than an assault on LGBT Canadians, and an attempt to sacrifice innocent children on the altar of bloody intolerance.
And the good news? If Harper was hoping to use that filthy bigotry against Justin Trudeau he appears to have failed miserably.
An internal poll for the Ontario Liberals has big implications for Justin Trudeau and his team of federal Liberals. It shows that Kathleen Wynne’s controversial updating of the sex-education curriculum is popular among Ontarians.
The poll of 1,124 Ontarians has 56 per cent of respondents saying they “strongly support” the change and 23 per cent “somewhat support” it compared to 20 per cent who were either “somewhat opposed” or “strongly opposed.”
And the bad news? Harper is still trying to use bigotry as a wedge issue.
Minister of Multiculturalism Tim Uppal says Sikhs should not be asked to remove their turbans for airport security checks, but that Muslim women wearing the niqab — a veil over the face — must remove it for citizenship oaths.
As Parliament rose Friday for the summer, he introduced a last-minute bill banning the niqab at citizenship ceremonies.
With a bill whose reasoning has been rejected by the courts, and is nothing but baloney.
Whatever the merits of the government's arguments about Canadian values and gender equality, the contention that face coverings must be banned in order to verify identity does not hold up, given the multiple other ways in which citizenship applicants must prove their identity.
Or yet another attempt to stir up genocidal hatred against a minority group.
And all I can say is that I have been fighting for human equality from the age of thirteen, and I know a bully bigot when I see one...
Stephen Harper is the lowest and most foul leader in Canadian history, a dangerous religious fanatic, and a diseased political pervert.
He is poisoning this country by trying to turn Canadians against each other, for crass political purposes.
And if he is not defeated, sooner or later he will destroy it...
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