Suggests McGuinty a hypocrite
TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the North York Mirror reported that
one of the longest-serving members of the Ontario Legislature and one of the
most respected members of Dalton McGuinty's cabinet, Monte Kwinter, Minister
of Community Safety and Correctional Services, supports John Tory's plan to
expand public education to include faith-based schools.
"...Kwinter was the only member of the Liberal caucus to vote with the
last conservative government for a tax credit for faith-based schools.
'Constituents in my riding supported it, and I'm their representative so I
supported it,' he said. 'Certainly I would be a hypocrite to say that suddenly
I don't think that it's something that should be done.' Kwinter noted he has
six grandchildren in faith-based schools."
Compare this to Dalton McGuinty who in 2001 said, "there's an issue of
unfairness there that will have to be addressed" (Ottawa Citizen, June 1,
2001) but today says it's a "mistake."
Compare this to Dalton McGuinty who, in 1999 said, "I'm not ideologically
opposed" to providing funding to faith-based schools (Toronto Star, May 22,
1999) but today says it will lead to kids becoming "sequestered and
segregated" (Windsor Star, August 23, 2007).
Compare this to Dalton McGuinty who, in 2001 said, "If that is a right
recognized for the Catholics, ultimately I don't see why it couldn't be a
right recognized for the others" (Ottawa Citizen, June 1, 2001) but today says
"I think that's regressive. I think that takes us backwards" (CBC.ca,
August 24, 2007).
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