What an interesting couple of days it’s been for Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.
On Friday, Brown issued a letter to voters in a Toronto riding who will vote in a by-election this week, indicating that, if he were Premier, he would scrap the newly designed sex-ed program in Ontario schools.
It was a total reversal from Brown’s statement a few months ago to the Canadian Press where he stated that he supported the program.
The outrage about Brown’s flip flop was immediate and heated.
So, yesterday, Brown issued another statement indicating that he thought that sending out the letter was a mistake and he was, once again, changing him mind.
Clearly, Brown was pandering to the ultra right wing conservative vote with his initial letter.
Now, those voters are angry that he’s abandoned his hard line stance, and progressive voters are wondering just what Patrick Brown stands for.
The man who wants to be Premier some day is creating some serious credibility and trust issues.
Brown is certainly not the first politician to flip flop on an issue; heck the current Provincial government have done more flips than a circus acrobat .
But Brown said he wouldn’t flip flop on issues, that he would be different.
Apparently, he’s not !