OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that "traditional family values" are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister's public speeches or official Tory documents.
Well not quite and not for some time ...
"A survey was circulated Tuesday to Conservative donors and "grassroots supporters," to "hear what issues matter to you the most."
The party's policy declaration does not use the term traditional family values, but talks about the family unit as "essential to the well-being of individuals and society."
It goes on to say that the party supports legislation defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. That issue has not been raised by an Conservative MP in Parliament since 2006, and attempts to reopen the abortion debate have been quashed."Yup, so it does ...
Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration, as amended Nov. 2, 2013, Page 28
"We support legislation defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
Of course there's all kinds of families. Here's Steve's Con family :
h/t Stephen Lautens for Ditchburn's news item.