Brad Trost is standing behind an advertisement on Facebook that recently drew criticism.
The advertisement, which said it is sponsored by Saskatoon-University MP Brad Trost, shows a picture of two fingers side-by-side. To the right is a message saying: “Marriage is the union of one man, one woman.”
“I stand by what I value and what I do,” Trost said.
Trost said the purpose of the ads was to figure out a campaign strategy.
“We realize same-sex marriage is not a top-of-mind issue for a lot of Canadians, but it is for a certain element of the Conservative Party,” Trost said.
The Saskatoon-University MP, who has announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, said an example might be parents who don’t want their children to learn certain topics in sex-ed classes, such as same-sex marriage.
So for that group of the population, this is a real live issue, we’re trying to figure out how to communicate with them, we haven’t figured out a total strategy, but this is one way we are experimenting,” Trost said.
Mike Patton, a campaign spokesperson, said the same-sex marriage advertisement was one of many that were being tested out across Facebook. Others had a focus on energy, such as oil, natural gas and coal.
Conservative leader hopeful Brad Trost draws criticism for same-sex marriage ad
A Saskatchewan MP who has announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada is facing criticism for a recent ad that circulated on Facebook.
The advertisement, which said it is sponsored by Saskatoon-University MP Brad Trost, shows a picture of two fingers side-by-side, to the right of a message “Marriage is the union of one man, one woman.”
People spoke out against the advertisement on Twitter, but despite the criticism, the campaign is standing behind the advertisement.