LGBTIQ activists in Alberta renew calls for John Carpay's removal - 2019-02-12
John Carpay is a clever man. The high-profile Alberta social conservative leader puts careful thought into what he says and how he says it. A lawyer by profession, he constructs his sentences precisely and deliberately. He knows exactly what he is saying when he says something.
So one has to wonder what Carpay, the founder and president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, aimed to achieve on February 9 in Calgary when he publicly stood by his inflammatory comparison of the Nazi swastika flag and Communist hammer and sickle banner to the rainbow Pride flag that has come to represent the LGBTIQ community. The JCCF is a right-wing legal advocacy organization behind a court challenge of Alberta's Gay Straight Alliance legislation.
Carpay returned to the topic at the conference organized by another right-wing group called the Economic Education Association of Alberta, apparently a creation of Danny Hozack, a United Conservative Party nomination candidate in the Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright riding.