Is Doug Ford anti-Catholic? He’s forcing Catholic school boards to adopt gender ideology
Disclosure: Tanya Granic Allen is a former Ontario PC leadership candidate in the last race in which Ford won. She also ran in the last Ontario provincial election as a PC candidate until Ford decided she could no longer run for the party after the Liberals pushed a video of her speaking about sex-ed and gay marriage in the context of a previous Marxist-Yugoslav Communist regime.
The Ford “conservative” government is continuing its bullying of Ontario Catholic schools into adopting the full program of neo-Marxist, gender ideology–the very same gender ideology that Pope Francis condemned as “demonic” and comparable to “the educational policies of Hitler.”
The repercussions for trespassing on farmers’ land increased greatly following new legislation by the Ford government.
Following new legislation introduced on Monday, Ontario would create “animal protection zones” where fines would be far higher for acts such as trespassing.
According to Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman, the Security from Trespass and Animal Safety Act would not just hike fines for trespassing on farms, it would also make it illegal to obstruct trucks carrying livestock.
The move to provide stronger consequences was put forward after the province’s livestock producers pressed the government, voicing their dissatisfaction.
“Ontario farmers and agriculture workers deserve to be able to carry out the important work they do without fear for their safety,” Hardeman said.
“These are the people who produce the food we eat every day, and I’ve reflected on their experiences and concerns when drafting this proposed bill.”
Under the new legislation, fines for trespassing would be set at a maximum of $15,000 for a first offence.
Subsequent offences can reach to $25,000. The bill furthermore would increase protection for farmers when it comes to civil liability for those hurt trespassing on their property, while also allowing courts to order restitution when damage is caused as a result of an offence.
A group of young Ontarians is launching a lawsuit against Doug Ford due to the Progressive Conservative’s inaction on climate change. The youths are arguing that Ford has violated their charter rights by reducing their climate targets, according to the CBC.
The group is claiming that the Ford government’s climate policy will lead to widespread death, which if correct, would understandably violate section 7 of the charter: protection for life, liberty, and security of the person.
The group is also demanding that the Ontario government creates more ambitious legislation for tackling climate change, such as limiting global warming to 1.5 C.
The group is composed of young Ontarians, ranging from the age of 12 to 24. They are being represented by Stockwoods LLP and Ecojustice, which is a group dedicated to stopping climate change through legal action.
This form of climate action is becoming increasingly more common. Earlier this year, for example, another group of young people launched a lawsuit against Trudeau’s federal government. There have been similar lawsuits in the United States and the Netherlands.
Having said this, this is the first lawsuit filed against a provincial government for climate inaction.
Ontario PC minister condemns Catholic school trustee for including pedophilia in proposed list on discrimination
Ontario’s Minister of Education Stephan Lecce has condemned proposals by the vice-chair of the Toronto Catholic that would have added bestiality, pedophilia to their code of conduct, according to the Toronto Star.
This came after the Catholic School Board was required by Ontario’s Ministry of Education to add protections from discrimination. This usually entails protection from discrimination based on gender identity and expression, and family and marital status.
Michael Del Grande, however, went a step further than was expected, introducing a twelve-page booklet of his proposals that asked the school board include tolerance for these criminal behaviours.
Speaking to the Toronto Star, Lecce said that he was “disturbed” by Del Grande’s proposals. Although Ontario’s government will not interfere with the Catholic School Boards’ due process. Lecce will, however, make it perfectly clear that the “government finds those comments unacceptable in this province.”
Del Grande has faced cross-party condemnation. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath called on Leece to ask Del Grande to resign. Horwath late said that Del Grande’s actions were “shameful … It’s a disgrace and I’m shocked that the minister has not asked for this trustee to do the right thing and step down.”
“It may be that the minister doesn’t have the capacity to have that person removed, but he should make it very, very clear that that person should be resigning from his role,” Horwath told reporters. “That is completely unacceptable — it is beyond the pale when it comes to using that kind of opportunity to try to link the LGBTQ community with these kinds of things.”
High school teachers in Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike, according to CTV News.
After a vote in Toronto, 95 percent of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) voted in favour, thus providing an “overwhelming” mandate to carry out strike action.
Alongside teachers, the union also represents education workers who also voted strongly in favour of a strike.
The OSSTF now has to send a five-day notice stating when the strike will begin. After this, they will be in a legal position to stage a strike.
Elementary school teachers and Catholic school board teachers are also expected to threaten strike action.