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PMO says Flanagan's child pornography comments 'repugnant, ignorant and appalling'

Tom Flanagan apologizes for comments, says he 'absolutely condemns the sexual abuse of children, including the use of children to produce pornography.'

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University of Calgary professor Tom Flanagan, pictured at last year's Manning Centre conference in Ottawa.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office and Conservative MPs are condemning a statement made by former Conservative national campaign strategist Tom Flanagan who said on Wednesday at a university talk that the right to view child pornography is a personal liberty that harms no one.

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PMO says Flanagan's child pornography comments 'repugnant, ignorant and appalling'

Tom Flanagan apologizes for comments, says he 'absolutely condemns the sexual abuse of children, including the use of children to produce pornography.'

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
University of Calgary professor Tom Flanagan, pictured at last year's Manning Centre conference in Ottawa.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office and Conservative MPs are condemning a statement made by former Conservative national campaign strategist Tom Flanagan who said on Wednesday at a university talk that the right to view child pornography is a personal liberty that harms no one.

  

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Monday, March 2, 2015
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Hill media, staffers send off PMO's Jason MacDonald at the Métropolitain Brasserie's bar Feb. 20, 2015

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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and PMO chief of staff Ray Novak.
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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