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Summer Toronto The Progressive […]


1978-06 – 1978-08


Summer Toronto The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario received confidential research information indicating it would experience a net loss of voter support if it amended the Ontario Human Rights Code to include sexual orientation. As a result, the governing party decided not to introduce such an amendment even though the OHRC recommended it. At the time, Ontario was still in the grip of an anti-gay backlash stemming from the Jaques murder case.

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Emanuel Jaques

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Ontario Human Rights CommissionProgressive Conservative Party of Ontario

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Ontario Human Rights Code

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Paul Trollope, "Tory Cabinet Opposes Rights Code Change Says Government Source," Body Politic, no. 45 (1978), p. 7.