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Conservative MP Vellacott digs up old Pierre Trudeau quote to oppose Justin Trudeau’s political stance on abortion today

Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott has distributed a 1972 statement on abortion by Pierre Trudeau in an attempt to argue the late former prime minister would oppose the political position of his son, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau who is requiring all Liberal election candidates and re-elected MPs to support a woman’s right to choose in any future Commons vote on abortion law.

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Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott, one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most vocal anti-abortion MPs and who announced last year he would not be running for re-election, circulated Pierre Trudeau’s 1972 quotation on Thursday, the day after Justin Trudeau had to clarify a position that will require all Liberal MPs, re-elected incumbents or new MPs after the next election, to follow Liberal party free-choice policy in any Commons vote on abortion.

 

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Conservative MP Vellacott digs up old Pierre Trudeau quote to oppose Justin Trudeau’s political stance on abortion today

Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott has distributed a 1972 statement on abortion by Pierre Trudeau in an attempt to argue the late former prime minister would oppose the political position of his son, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau who is requiring all Liberal election candidates and re-elected MPs to support a woman’s right to choose in any future Commons vote on abortion law.

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster
Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott, one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most vocal anti-abortion MPs and who announced last year he would not be running for re-election, circulated Pierre Trudeau’s 1972 quotation on Thursday, the day after Justin Trudeau had to clarify a position that will require all Liberal MPs, re-elected incumbents or new MPs after the next election, to follow Liberal party free-choice policy in any Commons vote on abortion.

 

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
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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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