TORONTO, November 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a leadership race marked more by those who have said they don’t want to be the new provincial Liberal leader than by those who have said they do, the first two contenders to announce a bid for the job are open homosexual activists. Ontario is by far Canada’s largest province by population and GDP, with the federal government also located in Ontario in the nation’s capital city of Ottawa.
First out of the gate was Toronto Centre Rosedale MPP Glen Murray, who announced his candidacy on November 4 at a rally at the Mattamy Athletics Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens, with his homosexual partner Rick Neves, Research in Motion (RIM) billionaire Jim Balsillie and former provincial Liberal cabinet minister George Smitherman, another homosexual activist, in attendance. Besides being an ex CEO of RIM Jim Balillie is also the founder and chair of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and in 2010 was appointed to the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability
Murray, who was Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, told homosexual news service Xtra that he plans to position himself as an “outsider candidate” who is not attached to the way the province has been run for the past nine years by the Liberals under Premier Dalton McGuinty.
“I’m not looking to be the establishment candidate. Most of my support is going to come from the grassroots levels across Ontario,” he said.
However, Murray has supported all the measures introduced by the Liberal establishment, including the “anti-bullying” Bill 13 that forced homosexual activist clubs (Gay-Straight Alliances) on all Ontario schools, and Bill 33, an Act that amended the province’s Human Rights Code to make “gender identity” and “gender expression” prohibited grounds for discrimination.
Murray also told Ontario’s Catholic bishops that they are no longer allowed to teach the Catechism’s doctrine that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” in the province’s Catholic schools.
“I have to say to the bishops: ‘You’re not allowed to do that anymore,’” said Murray during debate on Bill 13 in the Legislature.
Late last year Murray announced that by 2013 prospective teachers in Ontario will be required to undergo focused training in “sexual orientation” and “gender diversity” under a new “diversity” curriculum, which will be mandatory for all new teachers in public and Catholic school boards.
He also said that the government is planning to re-introduce a controversial sex-ed program for schools that McGuinty pulled in April 2010 after complaints from parents who objected to their children being taught about “gender identity” in grade 3 and anal sex in grade 7. Murray complained that the parents opposing the graphic curriculum were “rightwing reactionary homophobes.”
Despite Murray’s posturing himself away from the Liberal governance of the past, both the Progressive Conservatives and the provincial NDP have warned that a Liberal party under Murray will lead to more of the same policies the province has seen under McGuinty.
“Ontario families want to see a government that is focused on the economy and reining in spending, but they won’t get that with Glen Murray,” said Progressive Conservative MPP Rob Leone in a statement.
“Glen Murray can hit the ‘reset button’ until his finger hurts, but people won’t forget he’s part of the McGuinty Liberal status quo,” observed NDP member of the legislature for Timmins-James Bay, Gilles Bisson.
The only other contender for Liberal leadership so far is Kathleen Wynne, who announced her resignation as Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs on Friday in order to abide by McGuinty’s parting edict that cabinet members must quit their posts if they want to run for party leader.
“Kathleen Wynne has informed me that she’s going to be seeking the leadership of the party,” McGuinty told reporters, according to a Toronto Star report.
“She’s a very strong candidate. I’m very proud of all the contributions she’s made to our party, to the government. She’ll bring a lot to the table,” said McGuinty.
Wynne, an open lesbian, launched the Ontario Liberal government’s homosexualist equity and inclusive education (EIE) strategy while in her previous role as Minister of Education.
In the 2003 Ontario provincial election, Wynne’s answers to the Campaign Life Coalition questionnaire on life and family issues showed her to be completely pro-abortion, as well as a strong supporter of homosexual “marriage.”
In 2006 when McGuinty appointed Wynne to the Education portfolio, Gwen Landoldt, vice president of REAL Women of Canada, commented that “Wynne has been put in a very sensitive position. This makes her a dangerous woman in a position of power and influence, and what’s at stake are our children.”
Landoldt pointed to the court decisions in Surrey, British Columbia that forced homosexual propaganda material into kindergarten and grade one classrooms against the wishes of a majority of parents. Given Wynne’s sympathy with homosexual identity politics, it is clear, Landoldt said, where the new Minister of Education would stand in cases involving parental rights.
“She’s already promoted homosexual material in the school curriculum in the past, one wonders what the future holds. We know that in the Surrey School Board case, parents’ rights have been pushed aside to promote the homosexual agenda under the guise of equity.”
“There’s no possibility that she will discourage such programs. In fact, it’s clear she will do everything to encourage them both financially and by using her influence.”
Landolt’s warning has proven to be correct.
If no other candidates come forward to vie for the leadership of the provincial Liberals, a party embattled by accusations of scandal over huge costs from power plant cancellations, and a provincial deficit approaching $14 billion, situations that some critics have said led to McGuinty’s resignation and prorogation of the Legislature, a leadership win for either candidate would make them Ontario’s first openly homosexual premier.