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Campaign Life Coalition pleased with Laurel Broten demotion

Toronto, Feb. 11, 2013 – Campaign Life Coalition praises the premier for removing Laurel Broten as education minister and demoting her to Intergovernmental Affairs. CLC collected around 10,000 signatures on a petition calling for Broten’s resignation, and is pleased that she no longer holds this important portfolio.

Last October, Broten claimed that Catholic teaching on abortion in Catholic schools was misogynistic and a form of bullying. "Removing Laurel Broten from her post as education minister is encouraging to many Ontarians," said Mary Ellen Douglas, Ontario President of Campaign Life Coalition. "I strongly encourage Liz Sandals, in her new role as Minister of Education, to distance herself from her predecessor’s many attacks on Catholic schools."

Campaign Life Coalition calls upon the new Minister of Education to affirm that separate schools can provide instruction in Catholic moral teaching.

About Campaign Life Coalition

Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in political action and advocacy for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life and the family. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party. For more information visit

Media Contacts:

Mary Ellen Douglas, Ontario President, Campaign Life Coalition 613-389-4472
Jeff Gunnarson, Toronto Vice-Chair, Campaign Life Coalition 416-204-9749 ex. 249
Norah Ryan, Sudbury President, Campaign Life Coalition 705-523-1423