More details are emerging about a letter with Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s signature on it that announced his disapproval of the Liberals’ updated sex-ed curriculum.
The Canadian Press has learned that Brown’s chief of staff distributed the letter a day before Brown said he’d first learned about it.
Brown said he first saw the letter last Friday, after it had already been reported in the media. The PC leader wrote an op-ed disavowing the letter.
The Canadian Press has obtained an email that Brown’s chief of staff, Nicolas Pappalardo, sent last Thursday to Queenie Yu — a former PC party worker who ran as an independent in the byelection on a platform of opposing the new sex-ed curriculum.
The email, which has the letter attached to it, reads: “As a courtesy, please find attached an open letter to parents from the Leader of the PC Party of Ontario. It will be distributed in the riding this weekend.”
Brown and Pappalardo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.