Same-Sex Marriage: Free Vote or Not?
The courts have made it clear that section 15 of the Charter (equality rights) does not allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Case closed. The only way the matter can be revisited is by using the notwithstanding clause.
Do Liberals want to re-open the debate and then use section 33 of the Charter? I don't.
Therefore, the Leader of the Official Opposition should not allow a free vote on the upcoming governmental motion. Period. No free vote.
Wag the vote