'Freedom and respect': Conservatives strike marriage definition from party policy
Janyce McGregor | May 28, 2016 | CBC News
Conservative delegates at the party's policy convention in Vancouver have voted to strike the definition of marriage in the party's official policy document.
In a 1,036-462 vote, delegates from all provinces except Saskatchewan cast majority votes in favour of no longer defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman....
Eric Lorenzen, from an Eastern Ontario riding, said during the debate that as a gay Conservative, he found it troubling that his party told him his relationship with his partner was not valued.
"What other group does our party have a negative policy towards? A policy of restricting civil rights and restricting full participation in society?" he said, drawing applause.