Scheer's office quiet on whether to allow backbench MPs to table bills re-opening abortion debate - 2019-08-27

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F0.png Scheer's office quiet on whether to allow backbench MPs to table bills re-opening abortion debate August 27, 2019, Jolson Lim, iPolitics

The Conservatives are again pledging to not re-open the abortion debate following a HuffPost Canada story suggesting messaging to its candidates in Quebec on whether Tory MPs would be allowed to re-open the issue was unclear.

However, a statement provided to iPolitics by the party on Tuesday did not clarify whether Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer would allow individual MPs to present private members' bills, petitions and motions against the right to abortion if the Tories form government following the October election.

Conservative MP Alain Rayes, the party's Quebec lieutenant, had told a Quebec newspaper that Scheer "has confirmed that he will not allow even one of his MPs to present an anti-abortion bill."

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