Better the Liberals than SSM?
Independent candidate John Pacheco is running in Ottawa West-Nepean and is trying to block a conservative candiate from winning because he supports SSM.
He feels so strongly, he says he'd rather see Liberal Lee Farnworth win than have John Baird and his support for same-sex marriage cause divisiveness within the Conservative party.I hope he's not successful. John Baird is an outstanding candidate in every way, and parliament would be a lot better with him in it.
Pacheco wants to steal enough votes to prevent a Baird win.
But, the philosophy that we can't have a difference of opinion in the conservative party is frightening. Look, attitudes are changing. 25% of the delegates to the Conservative Party Policy conference voted in favour of same-sex marriage - as young conservatives come to the fore, this percentage will just increase. It's just a matter of time!