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Conservative MP Brad Trost, pictured at a May anti-abortion rally on Parliament Hill with his daughter, Helena, attended a screening of Unplanned on Parliament Hill in April. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As an American film with an anti-choice message is set to premiere across Canada, Liberals say Tory MPs have been promoting the film and are trying to re-open the abortion debate.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.