May 13, 2018 3:21 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.

Global News
Help us improve
Story continues below

READ MORE: Argument breaks out as federal Conservatives meet in Emerson to demand action

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.

READ MORE: Jill Scheer on motherhood in the age of social media

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

© 2018 The Canadian Press

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.