TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario PC's moral downward spiral
accelerated this afternoon with the publication of a stunning news
report by Metroland Media Group in which far-right Carleton Mississippi
Mills PC candidate Jack MacLaren stated that he was in politics to
fight for his "culture."
MacLaren says in the report, posted to YourOttawaRegion.com: "All across the Western world, countries are willing to stand up a
little more. I am willing to fight for my culture and heritage..."
MacLaren went on to state that it was "fair," to compare the rightward
movement of Hudak's PC's to the U.S.-based, far-right Tea Party
The report about MacLaren did not make clear which "culture" MacLaren is
seeking to protect. However, MacLaren and PC MPP Randy Hillier were
founders of the Ontario Landowners' Association (OLA), a fringe group
long associated with inflammatory intolerance. For example, the OLA's
manifesto opposed support for what it called "Native, Arts, Homosexual,
Urban and Multi cultures."
The rightward movement of the Ontario PCs, and the presence of OLA
extremists, has even led to Hudak's party being criticized by former PC
leader Ernie Eves, who recently denounced his party for becoming the
"Tea Party version of Ontario politics."
Which "culture" is MacLaren and his like-minded Conservatives fighting
for? Does Tim Hudak agree a "culture war" is indeed underway? Are
Hudak's attacks on what he has called "foreigners" part of it?
Ontario doesn't need to move backward, divided. It needs the leadership
of Dalton McGuinty to lead the province forward, together.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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