Scheer removes MP Michael Cooper from justice committee over 'insensitive' comments - 2019-06-02

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F132.png Scheer removes MP Michael Cooper from justice committee over 'insensitive' comments June 2, 2019, Daniel Leblanc, Canadian Press, Globe and Mail

Andrew Scheer says he has removed Michael Cooper from the justice committee over comments the Conservative member of Parliament made earlier in the week.

The Tory leader says it was "insensitive and unacceptable" for Cooper to quote the suspected Christchurch shooter to a Muslim witness during a parliamentary hearing.

Cooper has apologized for reading an excerpt from a manifesto written by Brenton Tarrant, accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques, to the witness.

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{{cite news | first = Daniel | last = Leblanc | title = Scheer removes MP Michael Cooper from justice committee over 'insensitive' comments | url = https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-scheer-removes-mp-michael-cooper-from-justice-committee-over/ | work = Canadian Press | publisher = Globe and Mail | date = June 2, 2019 | accessdate = September 19, 2019 }}