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Why is the premier’s views on same sex issue news?

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday, news of Ernie Eves’s personal stance against homosexual marriages made headlines, but I must ask - why is this news? After all, public policy is not shaped by anybody’s personal view, but rather by an election platform and support for the traditional family is not part of Mr. Eves’ platform.
Indeed when it comes to Ontario provincial politics the Tories are really no different than the Liberals and NDP. In fact, only the Family Coalition Party of Ontario has bothered to set itself apart on this issue promising to invoke the notwithstanding clause to protect traditional marriage.

–Alex Cassar
Toronto