In particular, NDP MP Randall Garrison, the NDP critic for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, drew on deep wells of contempt and snapped that
... the Conservatives' video "fails to understand the basic concept" of the campaign, adding that message only works if delivered by openly gay people.Fast forward to Queen's Park, where today Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, a Liberal, released his own "It Gets Better" video:
"And there's a shortage on the Conservative side," he said. "You can't do these (videos) if you're not an out, gay person."
Today, Premier Dalton McGuinty delivered a simple message to Ontario students who are bullied or feel alone: it gets better, and we can make it better, together.I assume that Mr. McGuinty, married, father of four, is not an out gay person. Over to you, Mr. Garrison.
The Premier met students at L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute in Toronto, where he also released his "It Gets Better" video, which encourages students, teachers, parents and community members to do their part to help end bullying and intolerance.