'Expect no apology' for comments about 'gay lifestyle,' Brad Trost's campaign says - 2017-03-29
OTTAWA — Conservative Party leadership candidate Brad Trost's campaign is not backing down after controversial comments Tuesday about his discomfort with the idea of people being gay.
"In case you haven't noticed, Brad's not entirely comfortable with the whole gay thing. And if you haven't noticed, you have not been paying attention," campaign spokesman Mike Patton said in a "campaign update" video put out on social media Tuesday.
The campaign had sent a fundraising email Monday evening that promised Trost would never participate in gay pride events, and as a political leader would never subsidize such events.