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Social conservative MPP chastised after saying Tory party has secret plan

A Progressive Conservative MPP who once said it's "not a bad idea" to stop teaching evolution in schools has been taken to the woodshed by PC leader Patrick Brown for promoting a socially conservative agenda.

The dressing down came after Ontario's French-language television network, TFO, reported that MPP Rick Nicholls promised supporters the Tories have a secret plan if they win the 2018 election.

Brown has been trying to put a more modern face on the party, saying it supports Premier Kathleen Wynne's updated sex education curriculum, gay marriage and won't change access to abortion - all measures opposed by social conservatives.

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