Process Nerd: Could a collection of backbench MPs really bring in abortion restrictions? - 2019-09-03
Quebec Conservative MP Alain Rayes may have retracted his eyebrow-raising claim that party leader Andrew Scheer had assured him that he "would not allow one of his MPs to introduce an anti-abortion bill" — an assertion he made in an interview with Le Journal De Montreal, but now says was an error based on his "different interpretation" of what Scheer actually said.
But as iPolitics' own Jolson Lim reported last week, neither the party nor its leader have come forward with a clear explanation of exactly how a Scheer-led government would deal with pro-life private members' bills emanating from rank-and-file caucus members.
It is, of course, is an entirely fair question to bring up ahead of an election, particularly one with a good chance of returning a minority parliament, and even more so amid media reports that suggest even Conservative supporters and candidates aren't entirely sure what the answer is