Scheer's election as Conservative leader cheered by anti-abortion groups - 2017-05-29
The group also disagreed with Scheer's comment in a televised interview in which he apparently suggested that anti-abortion legislation would not survive a constitutional challenge.
Charles McVety, the evangelical head of Canada Christian College and the Institute for Canadian Values, said in an interview he expects Scheer to live up to his promises and hopes he will champion other issues dear to social conservatives, such as free speech. McVety referred specifically to Liberal government efforts to clamp down on what it called Islamaphobia as unacceptable limits on free speech.
McVety said Scheer may have been the third choice of many social conservatives, but there is "absolutely no question" he finally won due to their support. Further, he said, Bernier's support for "LGB Tories" hurt him.