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No conscience votes permitted by Patrick Brown as Bill 28 passes

Toronto, November 29, 2016 – In a further attempt to radically alter the definition of the family, the Wynne government today rammed through a major piece of social engineering by passing Bill 28, the so-called All Families Are Equal Act. The bill was carried with a 79-0 vote. No one who was present in the legislature opposed the bill.

“This bill which purges ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ from our societal vocabulary, and creates a crazy situation where children can have four legal parents, is a direct attack on the family,” said Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition. “We are disappointed but not surprised, that ‘Two-Face Brown’ and the liberal-lite members of the PC caucus all voted in favour of it.”

Sources inside the party have told Campaign Life Coalition that Patrick Brown called upon all PC MPPs to vote in favour of it, or otherwise, to not show up for the vote. There were 28 abstentions, mostly from PC MPPs, but also from two Liberals MPPs who identify as practicing Catholics.

“Patrick Brown’s willingness to align himself with Wynne’s Liberal Party is a complete turnaround from the PC Party’s long held tradition of allowing members to vote their conscience on moral issues,” said Jeff Gunnarson, Vice-President of Campaign Life Coalition. “What’s worse, no PC MPP was willing to stand up to Brown’s suppression of their parliamentary right to reflect the wishes of their constituents, and to vote their conscience. This is a sad day for democracy.”

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. For more information visit

Media Contacts:
Jeff Gunnarson, Campaign Life Coalition, 416-204-9749
Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition 416-204-9749