The Ford government’s weak response to the hateful opposition against an Ontario Catholic school board flying the Pride flag should come as no surprise.
In his leadership bid, Premier Doug Ford courted the votes of a bigoted minority by vowing to repeal an updated sex education curriculum which once in office, he did, only to reinstate a virtually identical curriculum.
He and his government then cozied up to Charles McVety, the leader of Canada Christian College who railed against same-sex marriage and claimed LGBTQ2S+ people prey on children. When Mr. McVety applied for degree-granting status for his college, the Ford government did nothing to oppose the application and, in fact, passed legislation prematurely to allow the change. It was only the ruling of the independent Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board that stopped it.