Granic Allen also pulls no punches when it comes to her stance on wind farms. “We're going to rip them turbines right out of the ground, because it's ridiculous,” she said. She added Ontario has within its jurisdiction, “legislative supremacy that gives us permission, as legislators, to cancel that contract with those big companies.” Notice will be sent to wind turbine companies that “the raping and pillaging of Ontario taxpayers will come to an end,” Granic Allen said.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen is not just focused one issue, but she is definitely passionate about reversing the province’s controversial sex-ed curriculum.
Having taken a leave of absence from her position as president of Parents As First Educators, Granic Allen said she decided to seek the PC leadership because there was a “void of a voice that would really be pushing issues that really matter to a lot of Ontario families.”
“Amen,” commented some from among the small group of party faithful that came out to meet Granic Allen during a last-minute stop in Chatham on Tuesday.
“Am I a single-issue candidate? Heck, no,” she said.
But she added sex-ed is an important issue, especially when parents “are being dictated to by the government on what their children should learn, when and what they should believe – that’s a travesty.”
Granic Allen is committed to repealing the curriculum and undertaking a review of sex-ed by including consultation with parents, teachers and other stakeholders in education.
She said it is important to have a curriculum that mentions “love and marriage” and wasn’t developed, in part, by a convicted child pornographer.
After the curriculum is reviewed, it will be replaced with something that is appropriate, she added.
She also pledges parents are going to be respected every step of the way by being notified in advance of the material being taught, so they can decide when their child is ready to receive the information.
Granic Allen also pulls no punches when it comes to her stance on wind farms.
“We’re going to rip them turbines right out of the ground, because it’s ridiculous,” she said.
She added Ontario has within its jurisdiction, “legislative supremacy that gives us permission, as legislators, to cancel that contract with those big companies.”
Notice will be sent to wind turbine companies that “the raping and pillaging of Ontario taxpayers will come to an end,” Granic Allen said.
She added, “we’re not going to be stupid about this” and cancel contracts like the provincial Liberals did with the gas plants.
Granic Allen plans to take an equally strong stance on any plans by the federal Liberal government to force Ontario to impose a carbon tax.
“Mark my words there will be no carbon tax,” she said, noting the matter will go to court if necessary.
If push comes to shove, Granic Allen said she will take Ontario’s existing gas tax and change the name to carbon tax.
She said Ontario doesn’t need more taxation, because it doesn’t have a revenue problem, but rather a spending problem.
Ontarians expect the government to deliver on key areas, including health care, education, infrastructure and transportation, Granic Allen said.
“We have to reduce the debt or our children and our grandchildren and our nieces and nephews, for gosh knows how many generations to come, will be burdened by that debt.”
In taking questions from those in attendance, Granic Allen said she supports heath-care professionals having “conscience rights” and not be forced to take part in assisted death.
When asked about the minimum wage, she said it was brought in too soon with too much of a hike all at once.
Granic Allen said she would not implement another $1 minimum wage hike slated for Jan. 1, 2019, preferring to consult with small business to see if they could absorb it.
“We do not want people going out of business in this province,” she said.
Granic Allen will remain in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday, starting her day in Sarnia before heading to Strathroy and Woodstock and then to London’s Western University. She is slated to be in Kitchener in the evening.
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