A Christian educator and activist in Canada says the Progressive Conservatives' decisive victory in Ontario's provincial elections last week should be a good sign heading into next year's national elections.
Prime Minster Justin Trudeau's Liberals did so poorly on June 7 that they lost their official status as a party in Ontario. Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives took 76 seats in the Ontario legislature, the left-wing NDP (New Democratic Party) took 40, and the Liberals won just seven seats in the provincial elections.
Dr. Charles McVety, president of Ontario-based Canada Christian College, says Ford – the new premier of the province – will be a welcome change.
"We are rejoicing because scripture tells us that when the wicked rule, the people groan – and we've been groaning too long in Ontario," he tells OneNewsNow. "It's time for us to have a new page with a new friend with Doug Ford in power, and hopefully we can right some of the wrongs that the Liberals have done over the last 15 years."
CTVNews reports that Liberals lost 48 seats in the June 7 election – and in the process lost its status as an official party for the first time in its 161-year history. McVety says the results in the province are a positive sign heading into national elections in October 2019.
"The conservative numbers have risen; and if an election was held today, Andrew Scheer – the leader of the federal Conservatives – would beat Justin Trudeau," he shares. "That election is a long way off, but we're hoping there will be a Conservative movement that sweeps right across this country."
McVety has high praise for Scheer, describing him as "a wonderful man" and "a good, strong Christian [who] measures up on all the issues." And there's another reason Christians and supporters of Israel should back Scheer, says the college president: "If he becomes prime minister, he will move the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem, the obvious capital of Israel."
According to McVety, the Trudeau government has attacked Christians like no other in the Western world.
6/15/2018 - McVety's comments praising Andrew Scheer added.