Yesterday I sent this email to each leadership candidate. Except Caroline Mulroney. Why? Because there doesn't seem to be an email address for her identified anywhere. And when I sent her an email to the one she sends me email from, the address isn't valid and I get a bounce back. Hmmm... Does this mean Caroline doesn't want to hear from us?
Dear PC Candidate,
I would like to know if you would repeal the abortion bubble zone law should you become the Premier of Ontario.
As you know freedom of expression, religion and conscience rights have been killed with this law. At a recent protest pro-life people had on Sparks St. in Ottawa, the discrimination against us was very clear. We were forced to be outside the bubble zone, while pro-choice protesters were allowed to protest inside the bubble zone. Both protests carried signs. But because we are pro-life we are marginalized and demonized. None of our signs even used the word abortion.
A freedom of Information request I made to the city of Ottawa revealed that There haven't even been any charges or arrests of protesters at the Ottawa abortion site in three and a half years.
Clearly there is no need for this law, other than to satisfy extremist pro-choice people like Joyce Arthur who have called for it. Look her up if you are not aware of her tactics.
So why is the current Liberal government harassing pro-life people with this law? Harass is a strong word, but that is what is happening here. We have done nothing wrong but the government penalizes us by stomping on our freedom of expression, rights, freedom of conscience rights and freedom of religion rights.
We are taxpayers just like the rest of Ontarians, but we are not treated with the same respect as other Ontarians. If I was pro-choice and stood with the same sign at the same place, with the same sign, I would not be charged. I'm sure you see the blatant discrimination and irony we are experiencing with this law.
I would like to hear your thoughts on this law.