On her first day in office after her election as the new leader of the Ontario Liberal Party on February 9, 1992, Lyn McLeod (MPP, Fort William) vowed tough opposition to Bob Rae’s current NDP regime.

But it’s unlikely it will amount to much.

Audrey McLaughlin

For one thing, Mrs. McLeod, 49, resembles too closely the NDP’s leader at the federal level, Audrey McLaughlin, who has floundered ever since she was elected on the feminist ticket. For another, today’s Liberal Party is hardly distinguishable from the NDP.

Like McLaughlin, McLeod’s background is that of a social worker who took psychology courses at university, instead of economics, history and political science. And like McLaughlin, she fits the feminist trend of Canada’s mainline parties.

As a feminist, McLeod accepts the legalized violence of abortion as a woman’s “choice.”

Among other women’s rights, she supports government promotion of contraception; government-funded abortion and birth control “clinics”; government-enforced mandatory sex education according to the Planned Parenthood philosophy; and a tax-payer-funded “pay equity” bureaucracy to enforce special preferment of women through arbitrary salary measures.

The Liberal/NDP-friendly Toronto Star regretfully noted that Mrs. McLeod had not brought forward any issues of substance.

This is not really surprising.

The traditional philosophies of Liberalism and Conservatism have long since disappeared from the political scene, replaced by mere pragmatic drifting with the current.

That’s why Lyn McLeod only promises to bring style. Said McLeod, “I suppose if there’s one thing I’ve made abundantly clear, it’s the style I will bring.” (Toronto Sun, Feb. 10, 1992).

So be it.

Family Coalition Party

Fortunately, in the up-coming Ontario by-election in Brant-Haldimand on March 5, electors who want to send a clear message to Queen’s Park have the means to do it.

Ontario’s Family Coalition Party (FCP) has policies on taxes, education, family and social policies which reject the dominant feminism, secularism, “gay pride” and ‘sock it to the taxpayer’ attitude of the three mainline parties.

Unlike them, the FCP believes that the Christian vision of society is the only one which will serve Ontario, and Canada, well.