|Tuesday, May 15, 2012
by Lou Iacobelli
The Alliance for Family Values, AVF, held a press conference today in Markham to release the findings of a
. The data was collected from the residents of Markham and the Greater Toronto Area community with 2,800 respondents.
based on the findings was submitted to the Ontario government’s
Standing Committee on Social Policy
on May 7.
The results of the survey showed an overwhelming majority of
respondents, 90%, do not support Bill 13. Further, the findings
concluded the following:
1. Schools should not be educating four year-old children about sexual knowledge;
2. Schools should not be asking Grade 3
children to act out their own pride parade
as a strategy to fight bullying;
3. Schools should not establish gay-straight alliances;
4. MPPs should consult with their constituents about the contents of Bill 13;
5. Bill 13 should be put to a referendum.
The Alliance for Family Values supports “the principle of anti-bullying.”
The AVF is made up of community organizations, religious and non-religious.
Chen, from the Chinese Canadian Political Action Committee of Ontario,
introduced speakers David Kong, Chinese Catholic Task Force; Samuel
Chan, Full Gospel
International; Rev. Jimmy Li, Toronto Chinese Evangelical Ministerial
Fellowship; Kenny Tsui, Air Cadets; Charles McVety, Institute for
Canadian Values; Ron Banerjee, Canadian Hindu Advocacy Group; Jim Kwan,
Voice of Markham; Rev. Minho Song, Korean Churches Association; Allan
Tam, School Trustee; Rev. Dominic Tse, Alliance for Family Values; Sam
Hundal; and Lyn Jackson.
Each speaker made different and convincing arguments about why Bill 13 as proposed is misguided legislation.
Bill 13 Transcripts
of the first two days of hearings of the Ontario Legislature’s Social
Policy Committee are available online now at the
. Parents as First Educators submission is among the submissions for May 8, 2012.