John Tory spent the morning promoting his $400 million election campaign promise to introduce public funding for faith-based schools and acknowledged that under the plan, schools would be allowed teach controversial subjects such a creationism.
“They teach evolution in the Ontario curriculum but they also could teach the facts to the children that there are other theories that people have out there that are part of some Christian beliefs,” the Progressive Conservative Leader told reporters.
Taxpayer dollars to teach creationism alongside evolution in taxpayer-funded schools? And creationism, rather than the psuedo-creationism that is intelligent design, which the religious right in the U.S. is trying to peddle to overcome the church/state issue? Wowza.
And to think I thought John wasn’t conservative! Shame on me. With policy disasters like this, banishing the word from his election signs is the least of his worries. If he was looking to throw a sop to a conservative base that felt abandoned by The John Tory Team, boy howdy, did he pick a bad issue. I don't even recall Mike Harris taking a run at this one. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers