Social policy showdown looming for Conservatives at next month’s convention

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The Canadian Press

Ottawa: A social policy showdown could be in the works for next month’s Conservative party convention.

On the one side: social conservatives who say they’ve succeeded in getting a resolution to the floor to protect people from being required to perform same sex marriages.

On the other: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Tories urging the party to drop its formal opposition to same sex marriage.

The latter group is waiting to see whether its efforts will be supported by the party’s policy committee, which is charged with selecting the resolutions to be debated in Vancouver in May.

The party says no final decisions have been made yet on which of the 340 proposed resolutions will actually be debated and a list will be made public ahead of the convention.

But both sides are already marshalling supporters in the hopes of getting votes on their issues come May.