Patrick Brown faces challenges modernizing Ontario PC Party - 2016-06-19
Brown disputes that social conservatives were the key to his leadership victory – it was growing the base and reaching out to diverse communities, he says – but they are at least partly laying claim to it.
Charles McVety, president of the Institute for Canadian Values, last month slammed Brown's modernization efforts, saying, "Patrick sold thousands of memberships on the promise to fight LGBT radical sex education."
During the leadership race Brown spoke at a rally protesting the Liberal government's new sex ed curriculum. It included updates such as warnings about online bullying and sexting, but protesters zeroed in on discussions of same-sex marriage, masturbation and gender identity.