Scheer calls elections watchdog's probe into anti-abortion group 'very concerning' - 2020-05-11

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F0.png Scheer calls elections watchdog's probe into anti-abortion group 'very concerning' May 11, 2020, Rachel Gilmore, CTV News

OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says it's "very concerning" that the Commissioner of Canada Elections is investigating an anti-abortion group over its volunteer activities during the 2019 federal election, warning that the move could send a "negative signal" to potential grassroots political volunteers.

His comments came after the National Post first reported that the elections watchdog is looking into Ottawa-based RightNow over allegations that they connected their volunteers with more than 50 anti-abortion campaign teams during the last election.

"We're very concerned about any type of negative signal this sends to people who are trying to be engaged in the electoral process and volunteering in election campaigns," Scheer said during a Monday press conference.

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