Evangelist Charles McVety lashes out at NDP over its opposition to his move to upgrade his Christian college to a university

Evangelist Charles McVety is lashing out at the New Democrats for trying to scuttle his bid to get the Progressive Conservative government to upgrade Canada Christian College to a university.

McVety, a friend and supporter of Premier Doug Ford, expressed displeasure with the NDP, which has been hammering the Tories over the issue.

“As it has been stated by many people at many times, the NDP hates Christians and believes that we are second-class citizens who should be shunned from society,” he said in an email.

“It is sad that the NDP is being so reckless with the lives of CCC students who are serving marginalized communities in homeless shelters, church outreach programs and nursing homes during the current pandemic,” added the prominent social conservative, who helped Ford win the PC leadership in 2018.

On Tuesday, NDP MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex) said the premier should be “conducting an open review

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