Earlier, provincial Conservative Skeena candidate Mike Brousseau told us his 2004 cross-country trek to protest Bill C-250 - which extended hate-crimes protection to gays and lesbians - wasn't "relevant." Instead, Mr. Brousseau - who was concerned the legislation would limit freedom of speech and freedom of religion - said, "I think there are bigger issues at stake" such as the economy. Nevertheless, today The Terrace Standard reported the candidate tried to ask Liberal leader Gordon Campbell a question about sexual orientation information being part of the public school curriculum while the premier was visiting the northern city. And, according to the paper, "He also tangled with Skeena NDP incumbent Robin Austin on the same subject at an April 28 all candidates meeting here."
May 7, 2009