Provincial Voting Records

Candidate, Cheri DiNovo

New Democrat Party, Parkdale-High Park, ON

Bio

Cheri DiNovo
Not Supportable
CLC rating: Pro-abortion, anti-traditional marriage, anti-free speech
Rating Comments: DiNovo is a rabidly pro-abortion activist who supports abortion-on-demand throughout all 9 months of pregnancy. She also stated on Twitter June 3, 2014 that she supports forcing taxpayers to fund the killing of preborn children. She is an LGBT activist who regularly uses her position at Queen's Park to advance radical sexual policies and legislation. As a young woman, DiNovo was a drug smuggler, bringing LSD (acid) into Canada from the U.S. by hiding it inside hollowed out Bibles. DiNovo became a religious "Minister" in a homosexual church, where she used that post to fight her sexual politics. She became the first religious minister to perform a legalized homosexual marriage in North America.

In 2013, she voted in favour of Bill 13 which destroyed parental rights & religious freedom in Ontario schools. The tyrannical legislation forced Catholic schools to accept student-led, homosexual-activist clubs, which completely undermines Catholic moral teaching. The legislation also made it mandatory for all schools to accept the dangerous philosophical ideology of "Gender Identity", which teaches children that their being male or female has nothing to do with their biological reality, and is merely a "social construct". In 2015, she sponsored a radical and unjust bill that made it illegal for young people to obtain professional help from therapists or psychologists, to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction.

In November 2016, she defended public lewdness and sex acts being conducted in public parks, and asked police to drop all charges against 72 people who were engaged in public sex acts (see quotes tab).

In October 2017, in a betrayal of our constitutional right to free speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to protest, DiNovo voted in favour a draconian Liberal bill to establish "No Free Speech Zones" around all Ontario abortion facilities.

The unconstitutional Bill 163 banned pro-life witness and free speech on taxpayer-owned, public sidewalks within a radius of up to 150 metres. It will put peaceful, pro-life sidewalk counsellors and demonstrators in jail for 6 months, along with the possibility of a $5000 fine for the first "offense". The coming into law of this bill will directly result in the deaths of many more preborn children who could have been saved by pro-life sidewalk counsellors, as so many thousands have been over the years.

First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 14-Sep-06
Previous Occupation: Religious Minister
Birthdate (yyyy.mm.dd): 1950
Percentage in last election: 46.2% in 2011; 44.7% in 2007
Victory margin last election: 8.8% in 2011; 15.5% in 2007
Religion / Faith: United Church

Contact

Cheri DiNovo
Parliamentary Office
Room 116, Main Legislative Building
Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A5
Tel: 416-325-0244
Fax: 416-325-0305
Constituency Offices
2849 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 1Y6
Tel: 416-763-5630
Fax: 416-763-5640

Here is Cheri DiNovo's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Not Supportable
Explicit 2010/2015 sex education curriculum
The Ontario Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne & Dalton McGuinty introduced a sex ed curriculum for the 2010 school year that would have forced public & Catholic elementary schools to encourage masturbation, celebrate homosexuality and gender identity confusion, and teach about anal and oral intercourse. The curriculum sought to give gay-positive teaching on homosexual relationships by Grade 3. In Grade 5 children would be taught that homosexuality is inborn and cannot be changed, a claim that has no scientific backing whatsoever. In Grade 6 it would give instructions on the pleasures of masturbation and discussed vaginal lubrication. In grade 7 children would be taught about "oral" and "anal sex". Thanks to public outcry from parents and religious leaders, this dangerous curriculum was "postponed" by the government. However, once Kathleen Wynne received a strong Liberal majority and the threat of an election was past, she announced that the controversial curriculum would be implemented in September 2015. Since the original preview of the curriculum in 2010, it has come to light that it was written under the direction of a man, Benjamin Levin, who has confessed to child pornography related charges. That makes sense given the explicit, age-inappropriate nature of the curriculum. It is feared by many parents and education observers that the curriculum may have been designed to 'groom' children so as to make them available for sex. Other parties with whom the Liberal government consulted to formulate this program included radical gay activists groups like Gay Ontario (now Queer Ontario) and Egale Canada. [Jan. 2010-present]
Supported bad
Bill 13, 3rd reading, which radically sexualized the school curriculum and forced all Catholic & Public schools to accept homosexual-activist clubs
Officially called The Accepting Schools Act, this bill which became law, forced Catholic schools to accepts student gay pride clubs known as GSAs, even over the objection and constitutional rights of Ontario's Catholic bishops. The law also injected radical sexual theories into the curriculum to be taught at the earliest grades. These sexual theories include "gender identity", the disputed notion that a child’s gender is not necessarily connected to their physical anatomy and that it’s perfectly normal for little boys to think they’re little girls; and the 6-gender theory which teaches children that there are 6 diffeerent genders (LGBTTIQ theory), not just male & female. All this was done under the deceptive ruse that these changes were necessary to reduce bullying and punish bullies. The bill also embeds a biased, anti-Christian slur into the curriculum designed to label all people of faith who adhere to traditional biblical norms of human sexuality as if they were "hateful" or "bigoted". Unfortunately, this bill was passed on June 4, 2013 by a vote of 65 to 36, despite parental protests that took place in the streets, at Queens Park and outside MPP consituency offices.
Yes bad
Bill 33, a.k.a. the "Bathroom Bill", which will give men who claim to be women, the legal right to access women's bathrooms, and force employers to pretend that men who identify as "transgender" are really females
Officially titled an act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to gender identity and gender expression, this NDP private members bill was dubbed by critics as "the Bathroom Bill" because it will violate the privacy and security rights of women and young girls, by granting men who claim to be "transgendered" the legal right to access girls washrooms. This law would also serve as a club with which gay and transgender-activists can use to beat Christian business owners, charities and even churches who refuse to pretend that the man or woman is of the opposite sex. Tragically, this bill was passed on June 12, 2013, reportedly with the support of PC Leader Tim Hudak who urged his caucus not to oppose the bill.
Yes (sponsor) bad
Bill 77, 2nd reading, to make it illegal for psychologists and therapists to be able to provide help to individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction or unwanted gender identity confusion, even if the patient is desperately seeking that therapy.
Bill 17, "The Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act, 2015", introduced by New Democratic Party MPP Cheri DiNovo, a minister of the United Church of Canada, bans “any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient’s behaviour or gender expression.” This Bill would prohibit “change” therapy, a form of cognitive psychotherapy that treats unwanted feelings through exploratory conversations between therapist and client intended to understand the childhood causes of the unwanted feelings. In justifying her sweeping Bill, DiNovo declared, “We will not tolerate questionable practices that attempt to suppress people’s true identities,” thus presuming by rhetoric alone that homosexual impulses reveal, rather than undermine, a person's "true identity". [2nd reading passed 52 to 0 on April 2, 2015]
Yes bad
Bill 13, 2nd reading, the so-called "Accepting Schools Act" which sexualized the school curriculum and forced homosexual-activist clubs on Catholic and Public schools
This bill which ultimately became law, forced Catholic schools to accepts student gay pride clubs known as GSAs, even over the objection and constitutional rights of Ontario's Catholic bishops. The law also injected radical sexual theories into the curriculum to be taught at the earliest grades. These sexual theories include "gender identity", the disputed notion that a child’s gender is not necessarily connected to their physical anatomy and that it’s perfectly normal for little boys to think they’re little girls; and the 6-gender LGBTTIQ theory which teaches children that there are 6 different genders, not just male & female. All this was done under the deceptive ruse that these changes were necessary to reduce bullying and punish bullies. The bill also embeds a biased, anti-Christian slur into the curriculum designed to label all people of faith who adhere to traditional moral norms of human sexuality as if they were "hateful" or "bigoted". Unfortunately, this bill was passed on June 4, 2013 by a vote of 65 to 36, despite parental protests that took place in the streets at Queens Park and outside MPP consituency offices. [2nd reading passed 66 to 33 on May 3, 2013]
Yes bad
Bill 28, 3rd reading, which banned the words “mother” and “father” from Ontario law and socially-engineered the family such that children can now have up to 4 legal parents, none of them blood-related
Bill 28, third reading: Styled with the deceptive, slogan-like title "All Families Are Equal Act", this Marxist-inspired bill radically redefines society’s understanding of what a ‘family’ is. It undermines the parent-child relationship between natural parents and their biological offspring. The Liberal government bill erases the words “mother” and “father” from all provincial laws and government records, including birth certificates, and will thus have a harmful trickledown effect of purging the use of “mother” and “father” from our collective vocabulary throughout the rest of society, including but not limited to school curriculum, charities, and employer “speech codes”. In a stunning piece of social engineering that will produce immense harm to children, the bill also creates situations in which children can have 4 or more legal parents. Another foreseeable, adverse effect of legalizing 4-parent situations for children, is that it will help bring about the legalization of polygamy. [Passed 79-0 with 28 abstentions, Nov 29/16]
Yes bad
Bill 84, 3rd reading, to legalize the form of homicide known as euthanasia, and to falsely redefine it as a form of ‘medical treatment’ within Ontario’s health care system
Euphemistically named the "Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017", Bill 84 codifies the Ontario Liberal government's abandonment of medical professionals who are being coerced by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons (OCPS) into complicity with assisted suicide killings. The OCPS is forcing physicians who conscientiously object to this homicidal practice to make "effective referrals" for assisted suicide, meaning that if a physician is unwilling to kill his patient, he must refer that patient to a physician who is willing to do the killing, while the Ontario Liberal government does nothing to protect the conscientious physician from such coercion. [Passed 61-26 with 20 abstained or absent, May 9/17]
absent or abstained --
Bill 129, 2nd reading, to protect the conscience rights of health care workers from being compelled to participate in euthanasia and other practices they deem to be unethical
The "Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Freedom of Conscience in Health Care), 2017" was introduced by PC MPP Jeff Yurek. This well-meaning bill aimed to strike a balance between the Wynne Liberals' Bill 84 (euphemistically named "Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017") which regulates the practice of medical homicide in Ontario, on the one hand, and the conscience rights of healthcare professionals who refuse to put their patients to death, on the other. The defeat at 2nd reading of Bill 129 illustrates the Wynne Liberals' insideous determination to give free reign to the pro-assisted suicide Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, which is forcing Ontario physicians, regardless of their conscientious beliefs, to be complicit in the homicidal practice of Assisted Suicide through making "effective referrals". This means if a physician is unwilling to kill his patient, he must refer that patient to a physician who is willing to do the killing. [Defeated 23-39 with 44 abstained or absent, May 9/17]
absent or abstained --
Bill 89, 2nd reading, to give Children’s Aid agencies the power to ban Christian and other faith-based couples from adopting children, and the additional power to seize biological children from parents who disagree with LGBT and transgender ideologies.
Bill 89, introduced by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, under the disarming title of "Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017", actually gives the Ontario government and its “child protection” agencies, sweeping new powers to scrutinize and investigate families for having a Christian world view with regards to traditional marriage & human sexuality, and for not bowing down to the LGBT ideological agenda. Bill 89 empowers government agencies to seize children from their parents - using the pretense of serving the "best interests, protection and well-being of children" - if the parents refuse to affirm a homosexual “orientation” or the delusion that a child’s "gender" is opposite to their real, biological sex . This totalitarian bill would also subject potential adoptive or fostering parents to interrogations regarding their attitudes on LGBT ideology, as a litmus test for their suitability to become parents, leading to the disqualification of those who won't conform to the state's leftist world view. [Passed 83-0 with 23 abstained or absent, March 9/17]
absent or abstained --
Bill 89, 3rd reading, to give Children’s Aid agencies the power to ban Christian and other faith-based couples from adopting children, and the additional power to seize biological children from parents who disagree with LGBT and transgender ideologies.
Bill 89, introduced by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, under the disarming title of "Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017", actually gives the Ontario government and its “child protection” agencies, sweeping new powers to scrutinize and investigate families for having a Christian world view with regards to traditional marriage & human sexuality, and for not bowing down to the LGBT ideological agenda. Bill 89 empowers government agencies to seize children from their parents - using the pretense of serving the "best interests, protection and well-being of children" - if the parents refuse to affirm a homosexual “orientation” or the delusion that a child’s "gender" is opposite to their real, biological sex . This totalitarian bill would also subject potential adoptive or fostering parents to interrogations regarding their attitudes on LGBT ideology, as a litmus test for their suitability to become parents, leading to the disqualification of those who won't conform to the state's leftist world view. Unfortunately this totalitarian bill was passed with unanimous support from the Liberals and NDP. [Passed 63-23 with 20 abstained or absent, June 1/17]
absent or abstained --
Bill 163, 2nd reading, to create unconstitutional, 'No Free Speech Zones' on public sidewalks near abortion facilities, and to criminalize life-saving, peaceful, pro-life witness
This unconstitutional bill by the Kathleen Wynne Liberal government aims to violate our fundamental rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to protest. It creates "No Free Speech Bubble Zones" across Ontario, of between 50-150 metres outside every abortuary and hospital where children are killed in-utero. Pro-life Canadians who pray peacefully outside the killing centres, or who hold a sign - even silentely, or who offer pregnant women a pamphlet with scientific facts about prenatal development, will be considered serious criminals and face 6 months in prison plus up to a $5000 fine for the first offence, with a second offence escalating to 1 year in prison plus $10,000 fine that is clearly to intimidate Canadians with financial ruin. Sadly, second reading passed by a vote of 85 Ayes to 1 Nay, on October 17, 2017, with shameful support by the alleged "Opposition", the "pretend conservative" Patrick Brown PC's.
Absent --
Bill 163, 3rd reading, to create unconstitutional, 'No Free Speech Zones' on public sidewalks near abortion facilities, and to criminalize peaceful pro-life witness
This unconstitutional bill by the Kathleen Wynne Liberal government aims to violate our fundamental rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to protest. It creates "No Free Speech Bubble Zones" across Ontario, of between 50-150 metres outside every abortuary and hospital where children are killed in-utero. Pro-life Canadians who pray peacefully outside the killing centres, or who hold a sign - even silentely, or who offer pregnant women a pamphlet with scientific facts about prenatal development, will be considered serious criminals and face 6 months in prison plus up to a $5000 fine for the first offence, with a second offence escalating to 1 year in prison plus $10,000 fine that is clearly to intimidate Canadians with financial ruin. Third reading passed by a vote of 86 Ayes to 1 Nay, on October 25, 2017, with shameful support by the alleged "Opposition", the "pretend conservative" Patrick Brown PC's.
Yes bad
Position on de-funding of abortion services
Opposes bad
Government announcement that it would force taxpayers to fund so-called 'sex-change' surgeries
These have an average cost of $25,000 and divert funds from services that are actually medically-necessary like cancer treatment, palliative care and treatment of child autism. [May 2008]
Supported bad

Here are quotes from Cheri DiNovo on various life and family issues:

About abortion:  "The NDP supports a woman's right to choose." [Email to constituent, Sep. 27, 2007]

During a debate on 'homphobia', she claimed that a revered Catholic Saint was in fact, a 'trans-gendered' homosexual:  "I like to think that we're the only church in the world with a stained glass window dedicated to a trans person. Then one of my congregants said, 'But what about Joan of Arc?' So there are other churches that have commemorations of transpeople." [Hansard transcript, May 15, 2008]

Expessing her belief in forcing taxpayers to pay for medically unecessary, elective abortions with their hard-earned money:  "For five decades I have been a vocal advocate for a woman's right to choose as well as full funding of the procedure" [Twitter response, June 3, 2014]

Excusing would-be perpetrators of illegal public sex acts on city property by accusing police of "harassing" them:
  "Toronto Police had been performing undercover sting operations in Marie Curtis Park trying to lure gay men and trans people to proposition them for sex," DiNovo's letter says. "An undercover sting operation should be for serious crimes — not for intimidating and harassing gay men and trans people who are meeting each other in public spaces." [CBC article 'Toronto police should drop Project Marie charges, city and provincial politicians say', November 18, 2016.]

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Cheri DiNovo on 2014.

Question Response
Do you acknowledge that human life begins at conception (fertilization)? Refused to respond
Are there any circumstances under which you believe a woman should have access to abortion? (note: a surgical or medical intervention, designed to prevent the death of the mother but but which results in the unintended and undesired death of the pre-born child, is not an abortion. e.g. in cases of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer) Yes, all circumstances
Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Ontario? No
Do you agree women have the right to be thoroughly informed about the serious health consequences of abortion, the development of the child in the womb and the alternatives to abortion? refused to respond
Will you support legislation to protect the right of health care workers who refuse to participate in procedures which are in violation of their religious or conscientious beliefs? refused to respond
Will you protect the rights of parents to educate their children according to their faith in matters of moral principles and beliefs concerning abortion, contraception and homosexuality? No (based on voting record)
Will you oppose euthanasia and instead support measures to promote “palliative care”, the purpose of which is to alleviate pain, and enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients and those with disabilities? *Euthanasia is the direct and intentional killing of a person by action or omission, with or without that person’s consent, for what people mistakenly believe are compassionate reasons. refused to respond
Will you oppose euthanasia and instead support measures to promote “palliative care”, the purpose of which is to alleviate pain, and enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients and those with disabilities? *Euthanasia is the direct and intentional killing of a person by action or omission, with or without that person’s consent, for what people mistakenly believe are compassionate reasons. refused to respond

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