Lib’s- PC Caucus Turns Its Back On Kids By Voting Down Bill 89

(Queen’s Park) Social conservative groups Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), Association of Reformed Political Action (ARPA), and Parents as First Educators (PAFE) continue to reveal shocking information about apparent negotiations with Patrick Brown’s PC caucus party.

Before this afternoon’s vote where the PCs unanimously voted against Bill 89, Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, PAFE’s Facebook page revealed that MPPs Bob Bailey, Monte McNaughton, Steve Clark, Jeff Yurek, and Todd Smith were planning on doing so. This revelation came on the heels of CLC’s alarming May 29 post that MPP McNaughton directly communicated with them on Bill 89, as well as Queenie Yu’s mysterious chat with MPP Nicholls yesterday at Queen’s Park.

Of course, MPP Nicholls himself was exposed on tape saying “social issues are very, very important. We need to form government, then watch us go…” (The Canadian Press; December 14, 2016)

While Mr. Brown says, “I don’t want people pushing people social issues… if that means reining in some of my own staff or members, or activists, then I’m prepared to do it” (Toronto Sun; December 17, 2016), his 2015 leadership campaign co-chair MPP Jack MacLaren also recently revealed the PC party has “lots of things that we’re going to do that we won’t say to people before the election…” (The Canadian Press; May 28, 2017).

PAFE bragged that “they managed to convince several MPPs to vote against [Bill 89] when it was previously voted for unanimously”, with the piece noting “a source who was in [the PC] caucus meeting” on Bill 89 (Life Site News; May 31, 2017). Now, after the vote, Jack Fonseca from CLC said, “CLC had been directly lobbying MPPs to oppose the bill, and we believe that may have been a factor in why the PCs ended up voting en masse against it” (Life Site News; June 1, 2017)

What else are Patrick Brown and the PC party promising to social conservatives to win their support?

Once again, Mr. Brown is misleading voters by trying to mask the true values and beliefs of the PC party, while Ontarians are still questioning his. For more information: (416) 325-9138  For the Silo, Liberal Caucus Research Bureau.




NARAL Hand Drawn Playing Cards Celebrate Trailblazing American Women

In honor of Women’s History Month and coinciding with worldwide activities marking International Women’s Day, NARAL is relaunching The Gender Cards—a deck of illustrated playing cards that celebrate trailblazing American women. Each card is hand-drawn and unique, and recalls the incredible women—past and present—who have helped define the American spirit.

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These cards feature some of the strong leaders, brilliant thinkers, fierce competitors, brave risk takers, and trailblazing innovators who achieved great things while always moving the nation forward.

“Now more than ever, it’s time to celebrate the trailblazing women who have always made America great,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “One of my favorite things about The Gender Cards is seeing my friends and family post photos of their kids playing with the cards. These cards are not only beautiful to play with, they help us learn more about the women whose lives help tell the American Story. These really are the perfect gift.”

The Gender Cards make a great gift for friends and family, and are available only through NARAL. Get yours today at

Some of the amazing American women featured on the 54 hand-drawn cards include:

  • Rosa Parks
  • The Women of the Supreme Court
  • Black Lives Matter leaders
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Helen Keller
  • Rachel Carson
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Sojourner Truth
  • The Suffragists
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Beyoncé
  • Michelle Obama
  • Sally Ride
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Laverne Cox
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • and many more!
For the Silo, Bianca Rosales.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”
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