New Poll Shows 26% of Conservative Supporters Think “Being Gay is a Choice That Should be Discouraged”

A new poll from Abacus Research shows that Canada’s Conservatives are increasingly embracing far-right hatred. One question in the poll asked if “being gay is a choice that should be discouraged”. The poll showed that 26% of Conservatives agreed with this statement. Views on homosexuality have changed over time. Most regret the history of discrimination. … Continued

This Twitter User Debunks Andrew Scheer and the Fraser Institute by Using Basic Math

We all know the Fraser Institute can’t be trusted when it comes to simple math. But apparently, no one told Andrew Scheer. The Fraser Institute released a report claiming Canadians lost any wage increases due to higher rates of taxation. Of course, anyone with any shred of intelligence knows the Fraser Institute cannot be trusted, … Continued

Fact Check: Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Debunks Scheer’s Immigration Lies

Stephen Harper’s former Immigration minister Chris Alexander has accused Andrew Scheer of lying about the UN Global Compact on Migration. Scheer opposes signing the UN Global Compact on Migration, a non-binding agreement on how countries around the world can work together to solve immigration issues. Scheer claimed that by signing the UN Global Compact on … Continued

Conservative Anti-Abortion Group Says Women Should Be Criminally Charged for Using The Morning-After Pill

An anti-abortion political organizing group called the Wilberforce Profit, which is closely connected to Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party, believes women should face serious criminal charges for using the morning after pill. The tweet below from Progress Alberta summarizes the position of Wilberforce Project The Wilberforce Project, a political action group that just last week was … Continued

This Influential Conservative MP Just Said Diversity Will “Destroy” Canada

In a late night tweet-storm sent out Sunday evening, Conservative MP Maxime Bernier shared a lengthy tirade against multiculturalism, openness, and diversity. He explicitly said diversity brings “distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence” and will “destroy what has made us such a great country”. 6/ Cultural balkanisation brings distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence, as we … Continued

A Not-So-Brief History of Racism From Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party

Recently Conservatives have made news coverage for racist and dog whistle attacks to further their political agenda. But this isn’t a one-time thing. Under Andrew Scheer, the Conservatives have a history of using racism and aligning themselves with far-right groups to further their agenda. Here’s a list of the many times Andrew Scheer and his … Continued

Doug Ford Stands by Racist, Homophobic Conservative Nomination Candidate

As reported by the Toronto Star, Doug Ford is refusing to ban Tanya Granic Allen from seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination after it was revealed she made numerous racist and homophobic comments directed at Muslims and the LGTBQ community. The comments, first revealed in the Star, compared women in burkas to “bank robbers” and “ninjas” and … Continued

Stephen Harper Congratulates Authoritarian Leader Accused of Undermining Democracy and “Xenophobic Rhetoric”

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted his congratulations to authoritarian leader Viktor Orbán on his election “victory”, a man accused of antisemitism, xenophobia, undermining Hungary’s democratic institutions, and attacking the free press. Congratulations to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Hungary’s Fidesz for winning a decisive fourth term! The IDU and I are looking forward to … Continued

Doug Ford’s Minimum Wage Scheme Will Cost Workers $800 /Year

Doug Ford, Ontario’s new Conservative leader, has announced his plan for the minimum wage — and it’s not good news for workers. While Ontario’s minimum wage is scheduled to rise to $15 on January 1, 2019, Ford has pledged to cancel this increase. Global News reports: Ford pledged, for instance, to freeze Ontario’s minimum wage … Continued

Debunking rightwing attacks on Canada’s public healthcare

If there is one thing Canadians can agree upon with near unanimity, it’s the value of a universal public health care system. In fact, a recent Nanos poll showed most people would like to expand our public system, even if it means paying higher taxes. But rightwing groups like the Fraser Institute work relentlessly to roll … Continued