Ms. Ablonczy is Canada's Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism). She is also the lady who announced that the Federal government would fund Toronto Pride Week to the tune of $400,000. Now Brad Trost, Conservative Member of Parliament representing the riding of Saskatoon—Humboldt, is saying that this decision has cost her:
Speaking to LifeSiteNews.com from his riding office in Saskatoon today, the 36-year-old Conservative said, "The pro-life and the pro-family community should know and understand that the tourism funding money that went to the gay pride parade in Toronto was not government policy, was not supported by - I think it's safe to say by a large majority - of the MPs. This was a very isolated decision."
Trost also hinted that Minister Diane Ablonczy, who was responsible for the funding, lost the file as a consequence of the embarrassment to the Party. Protesting more than once that there was no "official connection," he said, however, "it should be noted that the file has been reassigned to a different Cabinet Minister since that announcement was made." He added, "The whole tourism program and funding for major tourism events is being reviewed."
Trost claimed that "almost the entire Conservative caucus" including "most of the Prime Minister's Office were taken by surprise at this announcement."
Not sure what "lost the file" means in this context, but the most obvious explanation is that the "Tourism" part of the Small Business and Tourism portfolio has been redistributed to somebody else in what I suppose you might describe as micro-cabinet shuffle.
Also, is "touristic" a word? I think it should be.
PS. Interesting that there is absolutely no mention of this alleged demotion in the MSM. Typically, Lifesite has been used as a kind of Tory back-channel to the SoCon base that they don't really expect anyone else to read. This could well be a load of hooey meant to appease the faithful.
PPS. Ms. O'Malley thinks there might be something to it.
Update: Akin weighs in.