First, Justin Trudeau’s office in Ottawa recruited a backbench Liberal MP to introduce a motion on so-called “Islamophobia,” M-103.
If that were not bad enough, Justin got Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s office at Queen’s Park in Toronto to recruit an Ontario backbench MPP to introduce THIS “Islamophobia” motion:
Motion No. 37 – That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should reaffirm that diversity has always played an important part in Ontario’s culture and heritage; recognize the significant contributions Muslims have made, and continue to make, to Ontario’s cultural and social fabric and prosperity; stand against all forms of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance; rebuke the notable growing tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiments; denounce hate-attacks, threats of violence and hate crimes against people of the Muslim faith;condemn all forms of Islamophobia and reaffirm its support for government’s efforts, through the Anti-Racism Directorate, to address and prevent systemic racism across government policy, programs and services, and increase anti-racism education and awareness, including Islamophobia, in all parts of the province (bold formatting, added).
But it gets worse.
On February 23rd, the Ontario PC caucus, led by Patrick Brown, helped pass this motion UNANIMOUSLY. Ayes: 81. Nays: ZERO.
Did you get that? No Ontario PC MPP voted against THIS “Islamophobia” motion. Not one.
In the last Ontario PC leadership campaign in 2014, Ontario conservatives had high hopes. They saw TWO candidates, Patrick Brown and MPP Monte McNaughton, campaigning on the deeply held commitments of grassroots, Ontario conservatives, including family-friendly, child-friendly and senior-friendly policy.
Near the end of the campaign, MPP Monte McNaughton endorsed Patrick Brown who won the race becoming Leader of the Ontario PC Party and Ontario’s Leader of the Opposition.
Sadly, Patrick has gone further and further to the left, becoming more and more LIBERAL and less and less recognizably conservative.
Grassroots Ontario conservatives thought that maybe there was still hope for the future with Monte McNaughton. But now, it’s clear that Monte no longer wants to stand with grassroots conservatives, let alone speak for them.
On February 23rd, MPP Monte McNaughton voted for the Ontario Liberals’ “Islamophobia” motion in the Ontario legislature!
I cannot support that. I cannot endorse that. Like you, I want our federal Conservative Party of Canada to be a Big CONSERVATIVE Tent. Not “liberal-lite.”