Canada: Daphne Bramham: Scheer faces litmus test after call to ditch anti-gay B.C. candidate - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Canada Daphne Bramham: Scheer faces litmus test after call to ditch anti-gay B.C. candidate

12:16  05 october  2019
12:16  05 october  2019 Source:   vancouversun.com

People’s Party’s Bernier Max’d out on ‘mass immigration,’ climate-emergency claims

  People’s Party’s Bernier Max’d out on ‘mass immigration,’ climate-emergency claims People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier brought his campaign messages of cutting taxes and slashing immigration to Metro Vancouver Wednesday, and was dogged by protesters at two of his events. While Bernier spoke in a Surrey ballroom, protesters yelled “PPC, shut it down!” Security officers barred a door, preventing the dozen or so people carrying signs in support of immigrants and refugees from entering the room. Bernier’s organizersWhile Bernier spoke in a Surrey ballroom, protesters yelled “PPC, shut it down!” Security officers barred a door, preventing the dozen or so people carrying signs in support of immigrants and refugees from entering the room.

Daphne Bramham . Anti -abortion groups such as RightNow and Coalition for Life not only support Scheer , they helped Leung and other like-minded candidates win nomination in several key B . C . ridings that the What Scheer does with Leung is a litmus test . If his party is to win this election, he

She and other anti -abortion candidates make it tough to believe Andrew Scheer 's promise that the issues wouldn't be revisited if Conservatives form This election, it is targeting 50 swing ridings, most of which are in B . C . and Ontario. Which brings us to some of the candidates that Scheer and the

a man wearing a suit and tie: NDP candidate Svend Robinson at his elections office in Burnaby.© Jason Payne NDP candidate Svend Robinson at his elections office in Burnaby.

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Nearly four decades ago, Progressive Conservative Pat Carney had just been elected to Parliament and was the first Canadian politician to press for legislative changes prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

It was 1981. Her Tory colleagues sat silent, ignoring both the issue and her bill. It failed.

Eleven years later, Kim Campbell — another Tory MP from Vancouver Centre tried to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect LGBTQ rights. Her bill never passed first reading.

Andrew Scheer pitches national ‘energy corridor’ in Edmonton

  Andrew Scheer pitches national ‘energy corridor’ in Edmonton Scheer says a Conservative government would build the corridor to carry oil, gas, hydroelectricity and telecommunications across the country. READ MORE: Singh continues campaign in B.C., Scheer to visit oil services company in Edmonton He says such a plan would increase certainty for investors, help get critical projects built and generate economic and social benefits for all Canadians.Scheer's announcement comes a day after hundreds of thousands of young people flooded the streets in cities across Canada to demand action from leaders on fighting climate change.

Litmus is a water-soluble mixture of different dyes extracted from lichens. It is often adsorbed onto filter paper to produce one of the oldest forms of pH indicator, used to test materials for acidity. Litmus was used for the first time about 1300 AD by Spanish physician Arnaldus de Villa Nova.

Litmus provides a suite of email design and email marketing tools, helping you build, design, test , and analyze your emails. When we pass along templates and email modules to our clients, they have to be perfect. That’s why we build and test them in Litmus Builder.

Finally in 1999, Ontario’s Conservative then-attorney general, Jim Flaherty, was the first to pass legislation that expanded the definition of spouse to include same-sex couples. He went on to become finance minister in Stephen Harper’s Conservative cabinet.

The history is important because on Friday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was urged to dump the party’s candidate in the tightly contested Burnaby North—Seymour for describing homosexuality as “perverted” and for her support of the discredited conversion therapy.

Svend Robinson, the NDP candidate in that riding, challenged Scheer to denounce Heather Leung, strip her of the candidacy and take away her party membership after video interviews surfaced earlier this week.

Andrew Scheer's experience in the insurance industry: '6 or 7 months'

  Andrew Scheer's experience in the insurance industry: '6 or 7 months' Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has talked for years about his private-sector experience as an insurance broker, but when questioned Monday, he admitted he only worked in the industry for "six or seven months."Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has talked for years about his private sector experience as an insurance broker, but under questioning Monday, he admitted he only worked in the industry for "six or seven months.

“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates ,” Luján told The Hill. “As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, expressed a similar sentiment in April, after he was criticized for supporting the anti -abortion Democrat Heath

“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates ,” said Luján, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman. “As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America.”

Robinson became Canada’s first openly gay MP in 1988, which resulted in death threats and the trashing of his constituency office. Through the 1980s and 1990s, he introduced at least five different private member’s bills aimed at amending Canadian laws to include same-sex marriage.

He said statements like Leung’s are hateful and hurtful, especially to vulnerable youth who are struggling with their identity.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera:  Heather Leung, Conservative candidate for Burnaby North—Seymour in the 2019 federal election.© Handout Heather Leung, Conservative candidate for Burnaby North—Seymour in the 2019 federal election.

In a video that appears to be from 2016, Leung said conversion therapy provides hope to those living “the perverted homosexual lifestyle.”

In a 2011 video interview with Burnaby NOW after the Burnaby school district was among the first in B.C. to approve a sexual orientation and gender identity policy known as SOGI, Leung repeated what Robinson called “the hateful trope that homosexuals recruit children.”

Andrew Scheer completed one of four insurance broker courses, industry association says

  Andrew Scheer completed one of four insurance broker courses, industry association says Andrew Scheer completed one of four insurance broker courses, industry association saysOTTAWA—Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer completed just one of four required courses to become an insurance broker, according to the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan.

The Democratic Party should not impose support for abortion rights as a litmus test on its candidates , House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, because it needs a broad and inclusive agenda to win back the socially conservative voters who helped elect President Trump.

Whether a candidate is searching for a new career or an individual recruiter is looking for a candidate who is seeking to advance their career, recruiters will discover vCandidates.com is a refreshing all in one alternative to traditional online job search activities.

Scheer could easily fall back on the precedent set during the 2015 election, when then-leader Harper stripped membership from an Ontario candidate who called homosexuality “unnatural.”

Asked about the videos Friday while campaigning in Ontario, Scheer said he had not seen them.

Last week, when I asked the Conservative leader about Leung’s support for conversion therapy, he replied: “I can assure you that our government will always stand up for LGBTQ Canadians and their fundamental human rights.”

But Scheer hasn’t always stood up for their rights and has refused during the campaign to say whether his views have changed since 2005 when he opposed same-sex marriage.

Unlike Harper, who discouraged social conservatives, Scheer likely wouldn’t be leader without them.

Anti-abortion groups such as RightNow and Coalition for Life not only support Scheer, they helped Leung and other like-minded candidates win nomination in several key B.C. ridings that the party hopes to take from the Liberals or New Democrats. Those include Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, Port Moody—Coquitlam, Steveston—Richmond and Cloverdale—Langley City.

Trudeau’s main political rival has American citizenship

  Trudeau’s main political rival has American citizenship TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's main political rival in elections this month holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, but a spokesman for Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer says he recently embarked on the process of renouncing his American citizenship. The Conservative party has criticized previous party leaders for holding dual citizenship.

Our integrated candidate assessments help you sort and identify which applicants are most likely to succeed in the job. Because resumes and interviews often don't give you the full picture, TalentSorter's additional candidate insight will be an invaluable, reassuring step in your hiring process.

After I write this article, for example, I’ll use the voice recorder on my iPhone to record and play back every paragraph. This simple tactic can improve everything you write. And here’s an extra benefit: As you read your resume out loud, you’ll probably discover some hidden typos, grammatical errors and

Their views are far outside the mainstream. Leung not only abhors homosexuality, she favours banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest.

Tamara Jansen, the Cloverdale—Langley City candidate who made headlines last month for hosting blackface Sinterklaas parties, opposes abortion, SOGI and medically assisted dying. She’s a climate-change denier and a creationist.

In contrast, just five per cent of Canadians favour a complete ban on abortion, according to a July Research Co. poll, while 46 per cent of Canadians (54 per cent in Quebec) support it in all circumstances and 43 per cent say there should be some limits.

As for same-sex couples, one in 10 Canadians oppose legal recognition, according to another Research Co. survey done in August. That survey also found that only one in five are against SOGI policies for schools.

What Scheer does with Leung is a litmus test.

If his party is to win this election, he can’t alienate his base. But Conservatives also can’t win unless they can grow the party’s support in the final two weeks of the campaign, which they’ve not been able to do so far.

By tossing Leung and clarifying his personal views on same-sex marriage and how they may have evolved since 2005, Scheer could signal a willingness to lead a party — and potentially a government — in which progressive conservatives might once again feel at home.

dbramham@postmedia.com

Twitter: @bramham_daphne

Ex-Conservative B.C. candidate won’t apologize for anti-LGBTQ2 comments caught on video .
Burnaby North-Seymour hopeful Heather Leung is claiming she was simply misunderstood and that her comments were lost in translation.Instead, Burnaby North-Seymour hopeful Heather Leung is claiming she was simply misunderstood and that her comments were lost in translation, saying English is her third language.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!