(LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s pro-life and pro-family organization Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) is calling for the immediate removal of pro-abortion Erin O’Toole as head of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).
“CLC, which recruited more than 26,000 members in the 2020 CPC leadership race, is calling once again for O’Toole to step down, warning that only ousting O’Toole can save the party from an inevitable collapse similar to the federal PC [Progressive Conservative] Party’s meltdown in 1993,” said CLC in a press release yesterday.
CLC also blasted a decision to suspend a party National Councillor because he started a now-growing petition calling for O’Toole to be replaced as party leader.
CLC said it “decries the Conservative Party’s decision to suspend National Councillor Bert Chen for 60 days over the latter’s petition to remove Erin O’Toole as party leader.”
“Trying to silence a critic of O’Toole’s disastrous leadership will not save the party,” added CLC.
Chen was suspended this week as a seat holder on the national council of Ontario by party officials. His suspension could last three months.
Chen is behind a petition calling for O’Toole to be ousted as CPC leader. At last count, his petition has garnered over 5,000 signatures. The petition was launched only a few weeks ago, and now has a goal of 7,500 signatures.
Jeff Gunnarson, National President of CLC said O’Toole has already “failed to win a very winnable election because of his foolish strategy of steering the party to the left,” which caused the party to lose two seats in the 2021 election.
Gunnarson said that Chen should not be “suspended” and that O’Toole’s incessant pushing of “pro-abortion and socially liberal views which showed disrespect toward the party’s base” means that the CPC “cannot win the next election with this failed leader at the helm.
LifeSiteNews contacted Chen, who said that the process to suspend him is “personally and politically motivated,” but that he is confident that there will “not be sufficient support for my removal from office.”
“I believe some councillors decided to engage in this process due to personal and emotional motivations and saw the petition as an excuse to exclude someone they did not like,” Chen told LifeSiteNews.
“The clear problem with Mr. O’Toole’s continued leadership is that he has lost a significant amount of trust of those that elected him as leader, and the petition is intended to provide a voice and opportunity for those members to have their voices heard earlier than August 2022.”
A few weeks ago, Chen told LifeSiteNews, “The worst thing that Erin O’Toole did that hurt the members is allowing Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh to take more seats away from us.”
“Aside from the clear lack of integrity, success is also a measurement of leadership, and Mr. O’Toole failed in every metric,” Chen told LifeSiteNews.
The Knights of Columbus in Quebec have apparently begun to pressurize and bully unvaccinated council members and officers who decline to take the COVID jab.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to the Quebec Knights of Columbus, urging the Catholic men's fraternal organization to reverse course and stop penalizing Knights who refuse these unethical, untested and unsafe vaccines.
According to a letter obtained by LifeSiteNews, the leaders of the Quebec State Council of the Knights have seemingly implemented the following restrictions on unvaccinated members: 1) Effective immediately, unvaccinated knights shall be refused access to meeting and social venues; and, 2) Effective November 15th, any officer not "fully vaccinated" shall be relieved of his duties.
If true (and, there is no reason to believe it is not accurate), this Quebec Knights' policy is not only deeply flawed, but also deeply disturbing.
Indeed, the Catholic Church teaches that a Catholic may use his or her conscience to decide to licitly refuse vaccination.
And, while the Church is allowing Catholics to take these unethical vaccines because of the lack of an ethically produced and tested vaccine, it must noted that the Church IS AGAINST FORCED VACCINATION and vaccine mandates.
Therefore, it is difficult to fathom how a Catholic organization can penalize (and, in effect, try to coerce) Catholics to accept vaccines which have many morally and medically troubling aspects.
To start with, all COVID vaccines available to Knights Quebecois were either developed or tested using aborted fetal cell lines! This very fact should militate against penalizing Knights who cannot accept these jabs, in good conscience, as morally repugnant per se.
And, there are at least three other serious issues with the vaccines, namely:
- The vaccines are, themselves, unsafe. The WHO has already reported over 2.1M injuries related to COVID jabs, worldwide.
- The vaccines do not effectively stop transmission, and, in fact, probably facilitate transmission by allowing a vaccinated person to carry a large viral load which they can then spread to vaccinated and unvaccinated, alike.
- It is unwise to take and promote vaccines which have not undergone sufficient testing (animal, and otherwise), and which have no track record for possible long-term negative complications. Whereas most vaccines have taken between six and ten years to be fully tested and approved, these COVID jabs have only been given for less than a year -- and so, we do not know what the long-term effects will be.
With these issues in mind, please SIGN and SHARE this petition which calls on the Quebec Knights of Columbus State Council to reverse the draconian restrictions being placed against unvaccinated Knights.
The Quebec Knights of Columbus should be prepared to make reasonable accommodations for those members and officers who have decided to refuse these unethical, untested and unsafe vaccines.
After signing, please take a few minutes to contact the Quebec Knights of Columbus to politely, but firmly, ask them to reverse this decision which could seriously impinge on their fellow Knights' ability to follow their consciences in relation to taking a COVID vaccine.
Quebec Knights of Columbus Telephone Numbers: 450-768-0616 or 1866-893-3681
Quebec Knights of Columbus Email: [email protected]
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CLC’s Director of Political Operations Jack Fonseca said in the press release that if O’Toole is not replaced soon, there will be a “repeat” of the “1993 election in which the PC Party of Canada was almost annihilated.”
Fonseca said this caused the rise of “Preston Manning’s Reform Party which offered a more authentically conservative alternative to the PCs.”
“If O’Toole’s hand remains on the wheel, it’ll be the greatest gift Maxime Bernier could ever have wished for. The PPC will win a pile of seats, all at the expense of the CPC. Liberals will get a fourth term as a result of the vote-splitting. Ousting O’Toole and replacing him with a genuine conservative who respects the socially conservative base is the only winning solution for the CPC,” said Fonseca.
The best person to replace O’Toole is someone not ‘intimidated by the liberal mainstream media’
In speaking with LifeSiteNews, Fonseca said the best candidate to replace O’Toole is someone who can “show respect to all the main camps that make up the conservative party’s traditional base, and who won’t be intimidated by the liberal mainstream media.”
“The main constituencies of the party’s base include social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, free speech conservatives as well as legal firearms owners. While there is overlap among these different constituencies, we estimate that social conservatives represent between 40 to 70 percent of the party’s base,” said Fonseca. “Therefore, it’s especially important for the next leader to reach out to them with meaningful policies, and to put an end to the corrupt, red Tory practice of disqualifying pro-life, pro-family nomination candidates. Under O’Toole a tremendous purge of social conservatives took place.”
Fonseca told LifeSiteNews it is “too early” to say which MP or person would be a good fit to replace O’Toole, but CLC has its eye on “a couple of pro-lifers whom we believe would make excellent leaders.”
Fonseca added that CPC members looking to help get O’Toole booted as the CPC party leader can join the party as a member to ensure they are eligible to vote in the next leadership race.
Fonseca also said that if one’s local MP is a member of the CPC, it is important to “email and write them to request that they vote to remove O’Toole at the first available caucus meeting.”
He also asked all CPC members to sign Chen’s petition as well as contact their local CPC electoral association president to ask its board of directors to write that O’Toole resign.
In early October, the CPC caucus met for the first time and voted to retain the right to be able to remove the party leader or any MP under provisions of the Reform Act of 2014.
A long-term CPC Senator Michael MacDonald said in October that O’Toole’s shift to the left resulted in poor election results, meaning it’s now “necessary” to review him as the leader.
The 2021 federal election was held on September 20 and saw Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re-elected with a minority government. The CPC under O’Toole won only 119 seats, two fewer than in 2019.
Of the CPC MPs elected, 38 were pro-life candidates.