Xtra, xtra read all about Dalton
In this week's Xtra West, a paper targeted to the gay and lesbian community, Tom Sandborn goes on the offensive against Conservative candidates who happen to be Christians for their social policies that do not sit well with some "queer and queer-supportive" voters. Among the candidates mentioned is Burnaby-New Westminster's Marc Dalton, who used to be a pastor at a community church in Burnaby. Dalton is grouped with other Christian candidates including two Lower Mainland candidates formerly associated with Focus on the Family. The paragraph on Dalton failed to link him to Focus:
No evidence has surfaced tying Dalton or [West Vancouver candidate John] Weston directly to Focus On The Family, and a campaign spokesman for Dalton denied that his candidate had any connection at all with the organization, but both have been grouped with Silver and Reid in media accounts as social conservatives. A worker from the Dalton campaign denied that Dalton had any connection to Focus on the Family, but did confirm that Dalton would vote against same-sex marriage in a free vote in the House.