Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Duceppe Criticizes Tory Candidate's Religious Beliefs

From CTV:

QUEBEC -- Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe is criticizing a Conservative candidate for her religious beliefs.

Tory candidate Nicole Charbonneau Barron, who is running in St-Bruno-St-Hubert riding near Montreal, is apparently a member of Opus Dei, a secretive Catholic organization.

Duceppe says Opus Dei represents a narrow-minded ideology that runs counter to Quebec values.

The Bloc leader frequently referred during radio interviews today to Charbonneau Barron's religion as an example of the close-minded spirit of the Conservative party.

Duceppe says Opus Dei's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage doesn't correspond to the beliefs of present-day Quebec.

Charbonneau Barron's affiliation with Opus Dei was revealed by Montreal La Presse.

She has so far had no comment.

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