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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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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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