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Photo with anti-LGBTQ+ politician was 'colossal' mistake, says Toronto brewer - 2019-10-03

F99.png Photo with anti-LGBTQ+ politician was 'colossal' mistake, says Toronto brewer October 3, 2019, Alastair Sharp, National Observer

A Toronto brewery co-founder says her own trade group made a "colossal, tone-deaf mistake" in meeting with a Ford government politician who has vowed to fight abortion rights and same-sex marriage.

Mandie Murphy, who co-founded Toronto's Left Field Brewery, tore into Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) in an open letter dated Tuesday and posted on the brewery's website. Her concerns were echoed by two other breweries: Sawdust City Brewing Co., another OCB member based in Gravenhurst, Ont., as well as Hamilton's Merit Brewing.

Murphy, the only female board member of the craft brewer trade group that claims to represent over 80 small businesses, said she was "sick with disappointment" that OCB had posted a photo on Twitter of its members alongside Sam Oosterhoff, the Niagara West MPP who has declared that abortion and same sex marriage should be illegal.

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{{cite news | first = Alastair | last = Sharp | title = Photo with anti-LGBTQ+ politician was 'colossal' mistake, says Toronto brewer | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/10/03/news/photo-anti-lgbtq-politician-was-colossal-mistake-says-toronto-brewer | work = National Observer | date = October 3, 2019 | accessdate = October 4, 2019 }}