This is clever: On CBC Radio the story this morning is that John Tory knows that the faith-based funding issue is killing his party’s election prospects. He also knows that he’d never live down the “flip-flopper” tag if he just reversed his stance. The solution? He looks set to say that the issue would be decided by a free vote in the legislature.
Given that more and more people in his own party are not thrilled with this part of the platform, this is Tory’s way to essentially kill this issue without actually changing his position. Clever, it worked for Harper on same-sex marriage. Tory can’t alienate mainstream voters, but he’s gotta have faith(-based votes).