In a nutshell: a former senior aide to Ontario Progressive “Conservative” Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves, Rob Mitchell says in his Toronto Star column this week that if you’re against Henry Morgentaler’s Order of Canada award, you’re either an anti-semite, or part of a Catholic conspiracy to kill women by forcing them into coathanger abortions. Or both. Yet another example of why so many far-left radical positions – from unlimited free abortions, to socialist health care, to same-sex marriage, to a ban on capital punishment – become so easily imposed on well-meaning populations: if you resist, you’re labeled an anti-semite, a homophobe, a sexist, a racist, an Islamophobe, or someone who’s against the poor. Idealogues know that these dishonest attacks are the easiest way to shut people up – and they even have a whole system of justice (the HRCs) to back them up.
Mitchell also quotes Dalton McGuinty – the nothing-between-the-ears politician who pretends he’s a Catholic, but calls parochial education “divisive”, tried to ban the Lord’s Prayer, and protects taxpayer-funded abortions – as the source of all wisdom on the issue.
This is the state of the conservative movement in Ontario. Lord help us all.