Scheer removes Conservative MP from Justice Committee after outlash at Muslim witness - 2019-06-01

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F0.png Scheer removes Conservative MP from Justice Committee after outlash at Muslim witness June 1, 2019, Eric Stober, Global News

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced Saturday evening that he has removed a Conservative MP from the federal government's Justice Committee after he lashed out at a Muslim witness during a hearing on online hate.

Scheer said he spoke to MP Michael Cooper about his comments earlier in the week, and decided to remove him from the committee as a consequence.

"Reading the name and quoting the words of the Christchurch shooter, especially when directed at a Muslim witness during a parliamentary hearing, is insensitive and unacceptable," Scheer said in a tweet. "Mr. Cooper has apologized. I accept his apology and I consider the matter closed."

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{{cite news | first = Eric | last = Stober | title = Scheer removes Conservative MP from Justice Committee after outlash at Muslim witness | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/5343211/andrew-scheer-michael-cooper-justice-committee/ | work = Global News | date = June 1, 2019 | accessdate = June 2, 2019 }}