Thursday October 23, 2003

Ontario Premier McGuinty Appoints Homosexual Activist as Health Minister

TORONTO, October 23, 2003 ( – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal cabinet were sworn in today. Among his roster of cabinet members, highly controversial homosexual activist and pro-abortion MPP George Smitherman was appointed Health Minister.

Smitherman’s background is so outrageous that his participation in Gay Pride parades and his public advocacy (already in 2000) of homosexual marriage pales in comparison. The Toronto Sun reported in October 1999 that Smitherman protested a Toronto public-health department request for the John’s list from an escort agency whose prostitutes were found to be HIV positive. He and Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae, also a homosexual activist, admitted to having had sex with HIV-infected men but said it was of no consequence since they wore condoms.

The Toronto Centre-Rosedale MPP bragged in campaign literature that he was the “first openly gay MPP”. In response to a pro-life questionnaire for candidates, Smitherman told Campaign Life Coalition: “I believe in a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health. And I’ll say so – in very clear terms, I am pro-choice.”

Smitherman led the charge on a Catholic high-school which refused to allow a male student to bring his homosexual boyfriend to the school prom. With Smitherman acting as litigation guardian since the student was under 18, the student filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the school which resulted in an interim ruling requiring the school to allow the homosexual prom date. When the school refused to back down as a result of the threat of a lawsuit, Smitherman warned it would threaten Catholic school funding and “embroil World Youth Day.”

Smitherman also went on record to oppose funding for independent schools saying they were ‘homophobic.”

The full list of Liberal cabinet appointments:
Greg Sorbara, Finance Minister
George Smitherman – Health Minister
Gerry Phillips — Chairman of Management Board
Dwight Duncan — Energy
Michael Bryant — Attorney General
Steve Peters — Agriculture
Marie Bountrogianni — Minister of Citizenship, head of a new Children’s Services Ministry
David Ramsay — Natural Resources
Monte Kwinter — Community Safety
Jim Watson — Consumer and Business Services
Harinder Takhar — Transportation
Christopher Bentley — Labour
Mary Anne Chambers — Training, Colleges and Universities
Sandra Pupatello – Community and Social Services
Leona Dombrowsky — Environment
Madeleine Meilleur – Culture, Francophone Affairs
John Gerretsen — Municipal Affairs
Joe Cordiano — Economic Development and Trade
Rick Bartolucci — Northern Development and Mines
Jim Bradley — Tourism and Recreation
David Caplan — Public Infrastructure and Renewal
Dave Levac will be Chief Government Whip.

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