The title of the piece--Lesbian teacher barred from running for Ontario NDP--implies otherwise, but the source is Xtra, so really the slant in the hedder shouldn't be too surprising. In any case, from the article and comments that follow, the reason Diana got the heave-ho seems quite different:
It is a serious concern here that the NDP seems to be proactively judging Andrews on the basis of her complaint against the NDP friendly Elementary School Teachers of Toronto. NDP candidates are not allowed to sue unions? Is that the point? I bet things would be different if she were suing Rob Ford. It might be somewhat different, had the suit gone forward, and it was discovered in court that complaint was spurious. But as it is, it seems like the NDP is taking a side directly in a legal complaint for purely political reasons.
Sacked for biting the hand that feeds (the NDP)?
By the way, Andrea Horwath seems intent on squandering whatever momentum the federal "orange wave" gave her party. I mean, all the leaders thus far have reeled out some loopy policy--Dalton's 15 minutes late and your Go Train is Free proposal, for example. What inspired that? Pizza Pizza? But the NDP's one meter exclusion zone around bikes takes the prize. Unenforceable, and won't play outside of downtown T.O., if there.