Feb 25, 2015
By Jane Brown
An Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate is fighting back after Premier Kathleen Wynne and Education Minister Liz Sandals suggested he is homophobic.
MPP Monte McNaughton is fuming after Wynne intimated his questioning of her over the revised sex education curriculum has to do with the fact that she is openly gay.
“I think that’s the lowest thing a premier of Ontario could say about any other legislator. It’s completely ridiculous,” McNaughton explained. “Look when I started back in September questioning the premier of Ontario on this, I’ve been very clear that this is about public consultation, talking to parents across the province, and for this premier to stoop this low is absolutely a shame and it’s absolutely ridiculous.”
But Education Minister Liz Sandals says McNaughton has a history of making homophobic comments. Both Monte McNaughton and P.C. leadership rival MP Patrick Brown spoke at a protest against the sex-ed curriculum outside the legislature yesterday. Fellow candidate Christine Elliott cancelled her plans to speak at the rally at the last minute.