OTTAWA – Conservative Chief Andrew Scheer’s first cease on the second day of the federal election marketing campaign was preoccupied by the continued abortion debate that has dogged the Tories for the previous a number of weeks.
Making a fast cease in North York, Toronto, Scheer dismissed one other video posted by the Liberal Celebration on Twitter, exhibiting the Conservative consultant for York Centre, Rachel Willson, expressing her want to finish abortion, through “pro-life legislation” at a rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
The video was shared by Carolyn Bennett, the Liberal candidate for the using of Toronto – St. Paul’s in one other try and tarnish the Conservative model on social points.
Within the video, Willson say she’s been “passionate about advancing the pro-life cause for many years.”
“We believe that there are two parts involved in advancing pro-life legislation: the number one is prayer and there’s action. We believe in prayer not only for ending abortion in general but also for the specific woman who in this moment might be considering abortion,” she stated within the video.
Scheer was requested whether or not he would enable Willson to convey ahead laws on anti-abortion if she earns a seat within the Home of Commons.
“Now we have at all times made it very clear that we are going to not help re-opening this situation,” he stated. “As prime minister I will oppose and vote against any measure that does attempt to do that.”
He went on to criticize Bennett and Liberal Chief Justin Trudeau for attempting to place ahead a message that was “completely false.”
“It’s no shock as a result of her chief has been mendacity about points for fairly a while now,” he added.
Willson additionally took questions from reporters. She stated she was “grateful” that her chief permits without spending a dime votes however didn’t verify whether or not she’d convey ahead laws on the problem.
“I’ve by no means hidden behind the truth that I’m pro-life,” she said. “I’m planning to deal with points I’m listening to about on the door. I’ve been knocking on door for a year-and-a-half in the neighborhood. We’ve been constructing an incredible momentum.”
The Conservative chief made the statements at a toddler care centre whereas additionally saying a tax break on E.I., maternity, and parental advantages.
“Making maternity advantages tax-free will put $4,000 again in your pocket so you may focus in your new child and never fear an excessive amount of about your backside line or financial institution stability,” stated Scheer.
Liberal Chief Justin Trudeau was pressed on the abortion debate situation in a subsequent look in Victoria, B.C., reinstating his “pro-choice” place.
“That’s my core conviction and that’s how truly I’ve led the federal government during the last 4 years and ensured that each single candidate operating for the Liberal Celebration agrees that defending girls’s rights, and ladies’s proper to decide on, is unequivocal for the Liberal Celebration.”
“[Women] must know that their leaders will probably be there to defend their rights. That’s one thing that I’ve made clear on and I suppose it’s as much as Canadians whether or not or not different leaders have been equally clear.”
Scheer will face off towards NDP Chief Jagmeet Singh and Inexperienced Celebration Chief Elizabeth May tonight in a debate hosted by Maclean’s and Citytv. Trudeau has declined the invitation.