Voting Records

Candidate, Hon. Laurel Broten

Liberal Party, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, ON

Bio

Hon. Laurel Broten
Not Supportable
Not Supportable
CLC rating: Pro-abortion, Anti-traditional marriage
Rating Comments: Broten is a radical, extremist, abortion supporter and propagandist for the normalization of homosexuality. In October 2012, Minister Broten told the Canadian Press that Catholic schools will no longer be allowed to teach that abortion is wrong, which she alleged her government's Bill 13 prohibits as "mysogyny". As Education Minister, she also forced the homosexual student clubs and radical LGBT curriculum on Catholic schools, violating the Church's constitutional right to religious freedom.
Position: Minister of Education
First elected (yyyy.mm.dd): 02-Oct-03
Previous Occupation: Lawyer
Birthdate (yyyy.mm.dd): --
Percentage in last election: 51% in 2011; 46% in 2007
Victory margin last election: 21.8% in 2011; 15.3% in 2007
Religion / Faith: dissident Catholic

Contact

Hon. Laurel Broten
Parliamentary Office
Ministry of Education
22nd Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1L2
Tel: 416-325-2600
Fax: 416-325-2608
Constituency Offices
100-701 Evans Ave
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9C 1A3
Tel: 416-259-2249
Fax: 416-259-3704

Here is Hon. Laurel Broten's voting record relating to life and family issues:

Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision Vote Score
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]
Supports 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 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 171 which abolished the true definition of marriage & family in Ontario law
[Feb 28, 2005]
Yes bad

Here are quotes from Hon. Laurel Broten on various life and family issues:

Showed her true, pro-death colours by stating at a news conference that Catholic schools would no longer be permitted to teach that abortion is wrong:  "We do not allow and we’re very clear with the passage of Bill 13 that Catholic teachings cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights and which brings a lack of acceptance to participation in schools."
“I don’t think that there is a contrast or a conflict between choosing a Catholic education for your children and supporting a woman’s right to choose.”
“Bill 13 has in it a clear indication of ensuring that our schools are safe, accepting places for all our students. That includes of LGBTQ students. That includes young girls in our school. Bill 13 is about tackling misogyny, taking away a woman’s right to choose could arguably be one of the most misogynistic actions that one could take.”
[Transcript of Laurel Broten's news conference sent by Premier McGuinty's office to LifeSiteNews.com, October 10, 2012]

Suggested to a gay-activist newspaper that she is open to the idea of banning a Catholic Bishops document from Catholic schools, which teaches that homosexual acts are sinful and immoral:  "I clearly and completely understand why that document is not acceptable to many, many Ontarians. I understand that." [Xtra.ca, 'Ontario's new education minister vows to tackle bullying', Nov. 16, 2011]

Vowing to force openly homosexual student clubs onto Catholic schools:  "I’ve had a chance to get into some of our Catholic schools over this past week... We absolutely need [queer] identified groups of support, and I will continue to push for that in our schools." [Xtra.ca, 'Ontario's new education minister vows to tackle bullying', Nov. 16, 2011]

Expressing favour for destroying the true definition of marriage by legalizing homosexual 'marriage':  "I'm proud to stand in support of a bill which provides nothing more than for all couples to enjoy the same privileges and receive the same recognition of their love and partnership as we have." [Hansard transcript, Feb. 23, 2005]

Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Hon. Laurel Broten on 2011.

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) Refused to respond
Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Ontario? refused to respond
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? 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
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

Here are the videos available for Hon. Laurel Broten. If you have relevant video from all-candidate meetings or other functions that is not copyrighted by a third party, please send it to us.

In response to a press conference organized by CLC on defunding abortion, Minister Broten expressed her pro-death beliefs by explaining that she supports "a woman's right" to have an abortionist kill her unborn child:

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