Pro-life group launches anti-Trudeau campaign
Watch above: Pro-lifers rallied in Saskatoon to protest against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and what they call his extremist position on abortion. Alissa Golob from the Campaign Life Coalition explains the group’s stance to Lisa Dutton.
SASKATOON – A pro-life group campaigning against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made a stop in Saskatoon on Tuesday. The Campaign Life Coalition is attacking Trudeau’s position on abortion in the “no2Trudeau Campaign.”
“Not only has he said that anyone who wants to run for the Liberal party must agree with his personal view on abortion,” said the CLC’s Alissa Golob, “but he’s also said that anyone who doesn’t like the status quo on abortion need not apply to the Liberal party.”
Trudeau’s position that you need to be pro-choice to run for the Liberals has upset many pro-life advocates.
“We’ve always said to campaign and vote for the candidate, not the party, and right now because of Justin Trudeau’s extreme abortion position, along with (NDP Leader) Thomas Mulcair’s extreme abortion position, they don’t allow pro-lifers … that’s what we’re retaliating against,” Golob told Global News.
She said while the Conservative Party also doesn’t want to touch the issue, they are a little more accommodating.
“Stephen Harper has said he doesn’t want to re-open the debate, but he does allow pro lifers to sit in his caucus,” said Golob.
While many believe the abortion debate in Canada is over, Golob pointed out every year thousands of people gather on Parliament Hill to protest abortion in the annual March for Life. It’s one of the biggest protests in the nation’s capital.
She also says polls consistently show many Canadians want some type of restriction on abortions.
Global News contacted a number of Saskatoon Liberals to have a discussion with Golob, but no one was available.
The “no2Trudeau campaign” plans to make stops in nine provinces.