By Letter to the Editor on January 31, 2020.
It was reported last week (Jan. 24) in the Globe and Mail that our MP, Rachael Harder, noting that the Tories are “a party that believes in freedom,” maintains that prospective Conservative leadership candidate Richard Decarie should be allowed to run, thus leaving it up to party members to decide accordingly.
His assertion that the abbreviation LGBTQ is a “Liberal term” and that being gay “is a choice” is not cause for his removal from the race, at least according to Harder and like-minded Conservative MPs. This opinion is in contrast to several other members of the Conservative party and most of the opposition.
I am not suggesting for one minute that Decarie is but if he were an anti-Semite viewing the Holocaust as an elaborate hoax, would our MP and the others have stepped up and supported his quest for leadership – in the interest of maintaining their party’s concept of “freedom”?
John P. Nightingale