May 13, 2018 4:21 pm

Andrew Scheer says he spoke with Manitoba MP over abortion comment

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer responds to a question during a news conference in Montreal on April 19, 2018.


Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he has spoken with a Manitoba member of Parliament who made a controversial comment about abortion in the House of Commons.

But Scheer would not confirm what he said during his conversation with Ted Falk.

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Falk caused a stir in question period on Wednesday when he responded to a statement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised his government would always defend the right of women to have an abortion.

In response, Falk yelled out: “It’s not a right!”

Scheer, who has said he’s personally against abortion, told reporters in Quebec today that he respects the courts’ decisions on the matter.

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Several Quebec Conservative MPs have spoken out against Falk, including Alain Rayes, Gerard Deltell and Sylvie Boucher.

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