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Here’s the release about tonight’s program:

It’s Ontario’s only explicitly pro-life, pro-family provincial political party and it recently acclaimed a new leader during a leadership convention at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The Family Coalition Party of Ontario welcomed Phil Lees as its new head, to succeed Giuseppe Gori, who in turn took over from founding leader Don Pennell. Founded in 1987, the party garnered more than 110,000 votes by the 1990 provincial election, by serving as an alternative to the Liberal, Progressive Conservative and NDP parties. In the 2007 provincial election, it ran 83 candidates across the province.

Culture Watch sat down with Lees and party president Lynne Scime to get their input on where the party has been and where it hopes to go in the coming years. Listen for these interviews on this edition of the program.