Voting Records

Trustee Joseph Martino

Toronto Catholic District School Board, ON
Electoral District: Ward 01


Joseph Martino
Not Supportable
Not Supportable
CLC rating: Pro-radical-sex ed; Anti-parental rights
Rating Comments: On May 6, 2021, Trustee Martino shamefully voted in favour of two anti-Catholic motions, advanced by lgbt activists within the board, to use the TCDSB as a vehicle to promote the acceptance and celebration of homosexual lifestyles and LGBT ideologies to impressionable students. He voted in favour of proclaiming June as gay "Pride Month" and flying the homosexual Pride flag at TCDSB headquarters throughout June. To his credit, Martino voted against a third wicked motion to fly the anti-Catholic homosexual Pride flag at every single Catholic school throughout Toronto.

In 2020, Trustee Martino had voted rightly to defend the moral doctrine of the Catholic Faith by rejecting a similar subversive proposal that the TCDSB celebrate "Pride Month".

Trustee Martino refused to answer CLC's trustee election questionnaire. According to an eye witness, he told the audience at an all-candidates meeting held Sep 13th, 2010 at Msgr Percy Johnson H.S., that he does not attend Mass.

Martino must be removed from office in the next election scheduled for the fall of 2022, or earlier should the opportunity present itself. Catholic ratepayers in TCDSB Ward 01 interested in helping CLC achieve this electoral change should contact Campaign Life Coalition at [email protected]

First elected ( Oct-14
Percentage in last election: 42.46% (2014) ; 50.01% (2022)
Victory margin last election: 14.37% (2014) ; 0.02% (2022)
Religion / Faith: dissenting Catholic


Joseph Martino
Parliamentary Office
Catholic Education Centre
80 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6E8
Tel: 416-512-3401
Fax: 416-512-3214
Constituency Offices
10 Kingsplate Crescent
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9W 6X6
Tel: H: 416-798-1390 B: 4
Joseph Martino

Here is Joseph Martino's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
Sex-Ed curriculum: Motions to protect parental rights in education against the Wynne government's sex-ed over-reach.
Trustees from various school boards made motions to curtail the Wynne government's imposition of its graphic sex-ed curriculum. The curriculum infringes on parental rights in education by forcing children at very young ages to be exposed to anti-Catholic LGBTQ ideology, unhealthy sexual practices, and disordered gender concepts. Motions include those to delay implementation of the sex-ed curriculum to allow time for meaningful parental consultation, as well as a more detailed evaluation of the inadequate and evasive government-run consultation process.
Opposed bad
To add transgender ideology to the Code of Conduct, 1st reading
In total opposition to Catholic doctrine, this motion sought to add the anti-Christian terms ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to the Code of Conduct, along with ‘Marital Status’ and ‘Family Status’ which are also problematic terms for different reasons. Adding Gender Ideology to the Code of Conduct will give rise to male teachers and students having permission to come to school dressed up as the opposite sex and demanding that everyone else refer to them with personal pronouns that do not match their biological reality. This anti-Catholic motion was passed 8 to 4 [November 7, 2019].
Supported bad
Vote on declaring June as Gay Pride Month throughout the Toronto Catholic District School Board (2020)
The homosexualist/transsexualist pride parade and its attendant month-long "celebration" throughout June totally contradict both Catholic Church teaching and human biology in relation to marriage, sexuality, and the nature of human beings. It celebrates "gay" sex-acts, transvestitism and other fetishes, and transsexual mutilation, promoting these abuses and perversions - even to children - as normal, natural, healthy and perfectly moral. The parade includes mock sex acts, sexual bondage and sadomasochism. It is a scandal for any Catholic to be seen supporting it, much less Catholic school trustees and teachers, who work as agents of the Church, promoting "Pride Month" and the prolongation of these obscenities. The proposal was defeated on a 6-6 tie vote. (May 7, 2020)
No ok
Motion to declare June as Gay Pride Month, annually
In total opposition to Catholic doctrine, this motion sought to formally and officially proclaim that Gay Pride Month is to be hailed in the School Board from June 1 to June 30 each and every year.
Supported bad
Motion to fly the Gay Pride flag at school board headquarters
In total opposition to Catholic doctrine, this motion sought to ensure that the Gay Pride flag would be flown at School Board Headquarters.
Supported bad
Motion to fly the Gay Pride flag at every Catholic school in the board
In total opposition to Catholic doctrine, this motion sought to ensure that the Gay Pride flag would be flown at every single Catholic school in the board.
Opposed ok
Not Supportable
Life & family issues voting score: 33%
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Joseph Martino

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Joseph Martino on 2022.

Question Response
Will you work to ensure that Catholic schools do not invite guest speakers who have publicly expressed positions that contradict the morality and teaching of the Church, no matter how great their achievements in politics, business, sports, science or the arts? refused to answer
Will you work to ensure that educational materials that enter the premises of Catholic schools (e.g., library resources, curriculum texts, awareness campaigns, flyers) and all approved school activities are consistent with and do not undermine the morality and teachings of the Church? refused to answer
Will you work to ensure that your Catholic school board enacts a policy requiring all agents and employees of the board to uphold the rights of custodial parents to direct and control the education of, and any medical treatment provided to, their dependent children attending its schools? refused to answer
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 which results in the unintended and undesired death of the pre-born child, is not an abortion) refused to answer
Will you work to ensure that your Board publicly promotes total fidelity to the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church? (Current examples include the illicitness of abortion, contraception and homosexual practice) refused to answer
Will you oppose sex-ed programs which are contrary to Church teaching? refused to answer
Given that the Gay Pride flag is a controversial political symbol which contradicts Church teaching on marriage & human sexuality, will you oppose any and all proposals to fly the Gay Pride flag at Catholic schools, at the board office, or to acknowledge and celebrate June as Pride month? --
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