UPDATED — The Freedom Party of Ontario has been releasing election planks since October 2010 in advance of the 2011 provincial election. It has just issued a media release along with a supporting video advertisement that highlights the promises a permanent end to racially-based schools such as the ‘Africentric’ public school opened by the Toronto School Board in 2009.
This is a news release from the party…
Toronto’s Africentric School Dealt a Blow in New Election Ad
Freedom Party’s “Two Alis” ad takes a swing at McGuinty and Hudak
January 25, 2011 Toronto – In September of 2009, a taxpayer-funded “Africentric” public school was opened in Toronto. A 2011 election plank issued today by Freedom Party of Ontario proposes that the school be closed, and that the law be changed to prevent Ontario school boards from opening such schools ever again.
The plank is being promoted with a new pre-election video advertisement that condemns Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty and Progressive Conservative opposition leader Tim Hudak for doing nothing to prevent taxpayer funding of Toronto’s race-based public school.
“Dalton McGuinty feigned concern about the opening of a race-based school, but refused to take any steps to prevent Toronto’s Africentric school from being opened” says Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever. “Tim Hudak – who continued to champion taxpayer funding for faith-based education even after his party’s 2007 election loss – did not oppose the opening of the race-based school.