Liberals target Scheer over Toronto candidate's anti-abortion views - 2019-09-12
Willson did not close the door to introducing legislation that restricts abortion through a private members bill, should she be elected in York Centre on Oct. 21. But she said her "current focus" is on issues she's hearing from Toronto residents at the doorstep like public safety and affordability.
Scheer was elected Conservative leader in 2017, in part, through the support of social conservatives, and the Liberals are trying to make sure voters don't forget that. In August, they released a video of Scheer from 2005 telling the House of Commons that same-sex marriage could not, in fact, be considered marriage because same-sex couples can't "naturally procreate."
Last month, Conservative Quebec lieutenant Alain Reyes was forced to publicly correct his private suggestion to three candidates that a Scheer government would block MPs from bringing forward private members bills or motions on abortion, according to HuffPost Canada.