Amidst calls for her termination, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is standing behind a Catholic chaplain who is running for the pro-abortion Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election and who says she opposes legal protections for the unborn.
Filomena Tassi is a salaried “chaplaincy leader” at Bishop Tonnos High School in Ancaster, just west of Hamilton, who has just won the Liberal nomination for the riding of Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas.
Tassi says she opposes the “criminalization” of abortion but claims to be pro-life. She says there’s no conflict between her “pro-life” views and her party’s requirement that she support abortion in the House of Commons. Pat Daly, the chairman of her school board, agrees with her.