It’s very rare that we hear someone saying that they’re willing to lose a byelection or any election over a principle. Politicians don’t usually come out and make statements that could sacrifice their political stance. Some would say that this gives Ontario PC Leader, Patrick Brown some credibility by keeping his original stance on the new sex-ed curriculum in schools.
Over the weekend a letter has come out in the Scarborough that is allegedly signed by Patrick Brown saying that in fact if the Conservatives won, they would repeal the sex-ed curriculum. But Brown is now saying otherwise.
“I believe Sex-Education has a place in our schools. Our world is changing. Whether is combating Homophobia or Mental Health… We do need to change that.” -Patrick Brown
This could be what Patrick Brown honestly believes but is this a calculated move to win more votes? Or is Brown taking responsibility for his mistake? Many in the Province support the Sex-Ed Curriculum. There are definitely pockets of parents that are against it and possibly could be gearing up to demonstrate against the curriculum this September.
“What Mr. Brown did was awkwardly courageous… We ask our politicians to take responsibility for their mistakes and to take tough stands, even if they’re not popular. And he’s doing that here. But the way he’s doing it seems so sloppy and amateur.” – Matt Gurney, National Post Columnist
Tasha Kheiriddin is joined by Matt Gurney, National Post columnist to discuss the questions that are on everyone’s minds.