BACKLASH OVER UNIVERSITY STATUS FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Oct 22, 2020

By Christine Ross

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Days after Premier Doug Ford offered a moving tribute to former premier Kathleen Wynne calling her a trailblazer for being the first openly gay Premier, it was back to partisan politics in the legislature. Wynne hammered the government over the decision to allow Canada Christian College to grant degrees.
“Why this government would extend the mandate of the most publicly and vocally homophobic man in Ontario,” Wynne said in the legislature. “Why in the name of all that is decent, would this minister validate the hateful, vicious, racist and homophobic rhetoric of Charles McVety by extending the reach of his Canada Christian College.”
College president president Charles McVety donated to Doug Ford’s leadership campaign, but the Premier denies he’s giving special treatment to a friend.

Charles McVety, Canada Christian College

“No, not at all, they’re going to be treated the same way as every other college, every other Christian College to be more precise, and other colleges that have applied for this and let’s so what happens,” said Ford. “They’ve gone through the proper channels like every other college has.”
Green Party leader Mike Schreiner calls it “the most blatant example of political back-scratching in Ford’s tenure.”

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