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This video was released to promote the party’s 2011 election plank: Separating Public Schools and Organized Religious Practice.
Commercial #1, Transcript: “In Toronto, public schools are holding prayer services on school property during school hours. In Windsor, Ontario, public schools are teaching Muslim students in Arabic. There are reports that some of Ontario’s public schools refuse to serve any meat that is not prepared according to Islamic law. Religion is a private matter. A Freedom government will separate religious practice and public eduation immediately. Freedom Party.”
Commercial #2, Transcript: “The following message is authorized by Freedom Party of Ontario. Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives are at it again. In 2007, they said they wanted to make taxpayers subsidize faith based private schools. [John Tory]: ‘You know, it’s still called the theory of evolution’. [John Tory]: ‘Fund all faiths…’. [Tim Hudak]: ‘I supported, for example, the tax credit we had for independent schools.’ Now the Progressive Conservatives are quietly planning to create faith-based public schools. [Tim Hudak]: ‘Create competition and choice, but within our public school system’. Say ‘no’ to faith-based funding. On October 6, 2011, say ‘no’ to Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives.”
Commercial #3, Transcript: “Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals are now allowing organized prayer services in Ontario’s public schools during class. Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives say they’ll do nothing to stop it. That’s because PC leader Tim Hudak is now quietly committed to faith-based public schools. [Tim Hudak]: ‘Choice, but within our public school system’. A Freedom government will say ‘no’ to faith-based public schools. Reading, writing, and arithmetic. Freedom Party.” Continue reading »