CBC, Tory expected to allow free vote on extending school funding
Ontario Conservative Leader John Tory is expected to make a dramatic announcement Monday aimed at repairing the split within his party over his controversial promise to fund faith-based schools.
In a significant change, Tory is expected to allow a free vote on the issue of extending funding to private religious schools if his party wins the Oct. 10 election.
It doesn't change the fact that a legislature built on proportionality is better. These calls for free votes some of the time (read: politically expedient) is insufficient.