September 8, 2014

As a now 88-year-old, I look back on early years as a Young Liberal, executive of a Liberal riding association and participant in policy conventions. I have been astonished to see that in 2014 the Liberal Party has excluded those of us with pro-life credentials from representing the party.

Although the abortion debate is alive and well in Philosophy 101 in all universities, some non-philosophical observers claim the issue is dead. This Liberal policy, as a religious matter, smacks of post-Cromwell Ireland and for philosophical reasons smacks of blind ideological confusion.

Unfortunately the policy could exclude both Philosophy 101 students on the "wrong side of the debate" and Roman Catholics from future legislative and judicial appointments and from benefits accruing to political partisans.

Ernie McCullough
Calgary