Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Declares “Respect for Life” Day

Holy moly.

Never would I have imagined this. I ran against Mr. Watson in the 2007 Ontario provincial election.  He wasn’t on our side…and that would be an understatement.

THINGS ARE CHANGING IN THE POLITICAL WORLD.

HARPER SHOULD PAY ATTENTION….AND SO SHOULD THE PRO-ABORTS.

Jim Watson is not just some fly-by night NDP candidate-politician who’s here today and gone tommorow. This man is a consummate professional who can read the signs of the times.  He was a powerful cabinet minister in McGuinty’s cabinet.  I can’t say this enough….

THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT!

THE POLITICAL WINDS ARE CHANGING.

p.s. It must have been my warm and welcoming demeanour during our debates that planted the seed.

4 thoughts on “Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Declares “Respect for Life” Day

  1. The City of Ottawa says that these proclamations do not constitute a personal endorsement.

    I suspect the signature was machine-generated by some bureaucrat.

    Still, they signed it. Nobody thought twice.

  2. Yes, Suzanne. Someone had to put in front of their face. They didn’t go out of their way to issue the proclamation.

    BUT STILL….

    It’s his name on it. He could have refused.

    For us, it’s just another step towards the MAINSTREAM.

    And when you’re mainstream….that means pro-life legislation is not too far behind.

    It’s still a big deal…in my opinion.

  3. It’s a good sign. I almost wonder if the “secret” bipartisan pro-life caucus is involved in this. Now that a majority is in place, ball number one is rolling; have your key contacts (i.e., perhaps Watson is a closet pro-lifer) make ceremonial, but nontheless monumental, gestures (e.g., endorse a Respect for Life day). As you said, John, this makes the possibility of more “mainsteam” acceptance all the more likely. Ball two; sun media had a spot on the “a-word”, however brief, with a call for debate…
    Perhaps we will see some other balls rolling soon… Ultimately, we will see the respect for life, pro-life, anti-abortion debate come to life, slowly but surely…once that happens, the door to legislation will be favourably open. Harper won’t have to worry about instigating legislation (and go back on his word for promising not too) because the societal climate will have moved in favour of such a debate already; he doesn’t have to be the “first mover” per se. Once that happens, a private members bill or two, similar to Epp’s and Volpe’s, etc. can finally get through Parliament and Senate…and then, finally, a comprehensive law on the matter of abortion. Will be nice to see the legal vacuum finally filled. Mark my words – something significant is at play here.

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