Edit: I forgot to mention in the first post that this is Chatham-Kent-Essex PC candidate Rick Nicholls
In a letter in the editor of the Chatham Daily News on Febuary 27, 2008, this is what now Hudak PC candidate for Chatham-Kent-Essex had to say about multiculturalism and a diverse Ontario:
"To people of other ethnicities and who don't believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour...Let's not lose our identity. I'm tired of taking a back seat where the once majority is seemingly now a minority."
"I would like to remind my non-Christian-believing friends that...you need to respect and remember that this is Canadian land and that you and/or your ancestors decided to live and conduct your form of worship here. You have your freedom of worship. Just don't try to mix it all in with our founding principles and say it is because of diversity"
"I don't agree with Mr. Hassan El Khodr, president of the Chatham-Kent Muslim Association, who said, "Since we all believe in God, we can keep it along those lines . . . I think the majority would accept as a fact that we are all believers. The way we believe . . . that's your own business."
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddists, Hindus, etc., may all believe in God, but it is not the same god. And the God that this country of Canada was first founded on is the same God that the Lord's Prayer refers to."
"Don't try to impose your religious beliefs by watering down not only my personal religious beliefs, but the religious beliefs that Canada was founded on."
With the Hudak campaign first trying the xenophobia angle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLZqzhviDJI&feature=related) and now giving homophobia a shot (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-election/on-the-hustings/pc-candidate-makes-great-escape-after-homophobic-flyer-lands-him-in-hot-water/article2189980/), it is clear that the PC's are grasping at straws to divide Ontarians to try and hide that they have no real plan on the economy