Fears over ‘anti-Catholic’ attitudes heading into election
OTTAWA — Anti-Catholic sentiment is “alive and well” as Canadians head into a federal election, warns the president of the Catholic Civil Rights League.
The comments by Phil Horgan were echoed by other Catholic advocates in the wake of recent criticism of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, a Catholic, particularly on the issues of abortion and traditional marriage.
Alberta’s Catholic premier, Jason Kenney, faced similar attacks last spring during Alberta’s election.
Liberal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale last month unearthed a 2005 video of Scheer opposing the redefinition of marriage. He released it on Twitter, along with this message: “To be a leader for all