Stop The NDP

Given the last few weeks of polling data from numerous public sources, it looks like the NDP actually has a chance of winning the current Ontario election.

I know Doug Ford’s team have run a weak and scattered campaign. Yes I know he’s getting bad advice from his team, like promising to release a fully-costed platform, and then breaking that promise. And, yes I know promoting “buck-a-beer” seems an odd campaign priority in the 21st century. And, yes, Ford’s promise to sell beer and wine – and possibly marijuana (this is still unclear)- in every corner store in Ontario is not exactly a “family friendly” policy. And yes, I know Doug Ford looked weak when he capitulated to the Liberals and left-wing media and discarded me as a candidate, while Horvath has easily stood by her “controversial” candidates. And it was a further slap in the face to conservative families to appoint a former sunshine girl/lingerie model as the PC candidate in my place. I know all of these things. We all do.

But an NDP government will be a disaster for Ontario parents.

If you think Kathleen Wynne and her radical sex-ed curriculum - and her Bill 89, and her Bill 28 - were terrible, then look out; the NDP will be far worse. While the NDP supported all of Wynne’s radical anti-family Bills (and yes, sometimes the Patrick Brown PCs did too), the NDP have championed these causes.

The NDP are enthusiastic supporters of the current bigoted, anti-religious, anti-family Wynne Sex-Ed Agenda.

What about Doug Ford? It was the major accomplishment of my recent run for the PC leadership that I managed to get Doug Ford to move from merely “consulting parents” on the sex-ed issue to Doug eventually adopting my language to “repeal and replace” the Wynne sex-ed curriculum. Indeed, in the days shortly after replacing me as the candidate in Mississauga Centre, Doug’s reaction to the backlash against dumping me was to repeat the “repeal and replace” promise in a press conference. 

So what’s going on with sex-ed? I have some concerns: it seems like the back-peddling may have already started from Team Ford on the sex-ed issue.  On Wednesday, May 30, the PC’s finally released its platform and this is what it had to say about the sex-ed issue:

RESPECT PARENTS: Restore Ontario’s previous sex-ed curriculum until we can install a new one that is age appropriate and based on real consultation with parents.

Restore the previous sex-ed?  In the leadership there were many “R” words used- review, repeal, replace, respect- all used by Ford himself, but not restore. Why is Ford now, during the election campaign, aspiring to “RESTORE” the McGuinty era sex-ed.

Now don’t get me wrong - this is still a vast improvement over former PC leader Patrick Brown’s position, and certainly better than Wynne’s current curriculum or anything the NDP might foist on us.  

But I am concerned about the backsliding here. Just four weeks after dropping me as a candidate, Team Ford has completely dropped the “REPEAL” word and invented a new promise: to “RESTORE” the old curriculum. This is exactly why I decided to run for the Ford PC Team in the first place: to be there to stop the backsliding. I have heard from some of you already who are concerned with Ford’s omission of the word “REPEAL”. A credulous reader might assume that the Team Ford is still committed to “repeal” or “scrap” the Wynne curriculum, but the actual words are missing.

I don't intend, in this email, to outline the problems with the sex-ed curriculum under the Dalton McGuinty Liberals, but I need to point out that to “RESTORE” McGuinty’s curriculum has NEVER been a policy goal of PAFE. On occasion, when answering questions about what should fill the place of the Wynne sex- ed once we repeal it, even I have suggested that we could, on an interim basis, default to what was there before. There is, however, something to be said for the clarity of words such as “repeal” or even “scrap”.

For example, in the summer of 2016, during that Patrick Brown "sex ed letter" controversy, I suggested to Patrick Brown’s Chief of Staff that they use the word “repeal” regarding this issue and I was told that Brown preferred “scrap” – a word with more bravado. Great! Too bad Brown disowned that very commitment after 3 or so days. 

“Repeal” or “scrap” are words that suggest a certain sort of commitment that makes wishy-washy politicians nervous. And so now we have Team Form dropping the word “repeal” in the one place that counts: their official platform. Maybe they thought we wouldn't notice?

Perhaps you think I am being needlessly alarmist, but this sort of subtle shift in language is exactly how pro-family promises can be killed by anti-family political insiders: in slow-motion, and one word at a time.

One more thing- apart from the repeal and replace, we must honour parents’ right to advance NOTICE of sex-ed instruction, and their right to OPT-OUT of the lessons. Why is this commitment missing?

There is also no mention whatsoever of any plan to repeal or fix Bill 89, the Wynne legislation that empowers the government to remove kids from their homes if their parents offer resistance to their child's efforts to access sex-change procedures.

But enough of the deficiencies of Doug Ford’s "platform." Ultimately, we need to stop the NDP.  For however bad or incompetent or inept the Ford PCs might be as a government, they will still be better than Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats. The NDP seems very happy to carry the mantle from Kathleen Wynne and her exercise in social engineering.

As you head to the polls, please consider how to best stop the NDP. If you have a solid alternative, consider voting for them. I will be in touch within the next few days to provide a list of candidates PAFE feels would best respect and defend parental rights. There are several candidates from various parties who we know to be excellent. Let’s do what we can to stop the NDP!

For the family,

Tanya Granic Allen

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  • Andy Petrovski
    commented 2018-06-04 23:21:44 -0400
    What Mr. Moussa Mohsenzadeh suggests makes a lot of sense in the current climate of “choice” without really any choice in the upcoming elections, albeit not without a risk of running into an extended era of social-liberal-communist darkness (as if the last 15 years, plus Bob Rae’s ultra-left 5-year term have not been enough to feel the heartache of where this whole mayhem goes…). The growing signs of how quickly Doug Ford is becoming a mirror image of Patrick Brown are pretty worrisome and disappointing. Truth to be told, there’s no conservative party in this province.
  • Andy Petrovski
    followed this page 2018-06-04 23:10:49 -0400
  • Moussa Mohsenzadeh
    commented 2018-06-03 03:28:56 -0400
    Hi Ms. Allen,

    I am writing from Montreal, Quebec. I know it is your election and not ours, but from a friend of the French Monarchist, " Légitimistes ", the older branch of the French Bourbon’s Royal Family, let me suggest you something else. An old French nationalist men, Dr Philippe Ploncard d’Assac, suggested in the 2012 French Presidential Election to vote for the so-called socialist François Hollande (generating a big shock among his supporters ; he is doing conferences to educate the future executives of the Nationalist Catholic Counter-Revolution). But the reason he gave was the perfect one : it was the only way to accelerate the process of destruction in the country, generating in return the necessary raise of awareness about the inner devilish nature of the Masonic French Republic. And you know what, Ms. Allen, that was exactly what happened. A big part of the French society got out in 2013 during months to demonstrate against the law legalizing gay marriage. And it pushed the French society way to the right, especially among the younger generations, who are seeing the true face of the Left, the Extreme Left, the Centrist, the Green, the False Christians and the wishy-washy right.

    It will be way better if the NDP win a super majority to further the current process of destruction in Ontario. Absolutely supported in this task by a liberal Official Opposition and a nearly non-existent Conservative Party. You have to do like Peter Hitchens suggested about the Britain’s Conservatives in the 2010 general election in UK. Crush it. In that case and that case only, you will be able to split definitely the conservatives from their power-thirsty base and executives, so you can rebuild it from the ashes, taking without any shame the side of the whole people. Knowing then you will be the only option left to the people, Liberals and NDP being for a long time discarded from politics, which will include the Establishment media.

    Maybe you will be, in that desperate situation, the candidate, the ultimate candidate, of the people of Ontario.

    Think about it.

    Wish you the best.

    Moussa Mohsenzadeh
  • David Smith
    commented 2018-06-02 06:31:10 -0400
    Thanks Tanya; Ben Levitt is our PC candidate here in Dundas Aldershot Hamilton West
  • Hans Wienhold
    commented 2018-06-02 03:19:37 -0400
    At the root of this controversy is the idea of government-run education. I recommend a long-range policy that would see government completely removed from the business of education over a period of, say, fifty years. After that, parents will decide on the kinds of schools to send their kids to. Family oriented schools, home schools, religious schools, racially segregated schools, racially integrated schools, LGBT schools, straight schools, and so on.

    Maybe even no schools. Kids will learn anyway. Quite possibly they will learn exactly what they need to learn depending on their own unique circumstances, instead of being force-fed crypto-communist propaganda as is now the case.

    Government is a cancer upon the whole body politic. It needs to be reduced to its pre-malignant stage before any true progress can be made. None of that is even being discussed in this election, so the only viable option is to support the least toxic of the three major parties.

    So, yes. I guess for now, in this time, and this place, the PCs are the only choice.