"Pro-life" flag flies over Ottawa

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture
"Pro-life" flag flies over Ottawa

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The flag of an anti-abortion movement raised at city hall has come down Thursday afternoon after some city councillors expressed outrage and demanded it be removed.

Nice to see such transparency and accountability.  This story may as well have been titled "Well, how in the tarnation did THAT flag get up there???"

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

The mayor used to be a Liberal MPP(thus, in theory should probably be pro-choice).  What's the ideological breakdown on the city council?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Ken Burch wrote:

The mayor used to be a Liberal MPP(thus, in theory should probably be pro-choice).  What's the ideological breakdown on the city council?

I think the real question is what is the religious breakdown on counsel. How many Born Agains and other fundamentalist types?

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

The mayor used to be a Liberal MPP(thus, in theory should probably be pro-choice).  What's the ideological breakdown on the city council?

I think the real question is what is the religious breakdown on counsel. How many Born Agains and other fundamentalist types?

Good point.  Anybody in Ottawa have the skinny on that?

voice of the damned

Ken Burch wrote:

The mayor used to be a Liberal MPP(thus, in theory should probably be pro-choice).  What's the ideological breakdown on the city council?

Are the Ontario provincial Liberals officially pro-choice? The federal Liberals were not prior to Trudeau jr. taking over, and in fact had numerous anti-choice MPs in their caucuses until quite recently, eg. Tom Wappell.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

voice of the damned wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

The mayor used to be a Liberal MPP(thus, in theory should probably be pro-choice).  What's the ideological breakdown on the city council?

Are the Ontario provincial Liberals officially pro-choice? The federal Liberals were not prior to Trudeau jr. taking over, and in fact had numerous anti-choice MPs in their caucuses until quite recently, eg. Tom Wappell.

You note I said "should probably be", rather than "absolutely are".  PET did put through some at least moderately pro-choice legislation, IIRC.