Canada: Liberals protest appointment of anti-abortion MP as status of women committee chair

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Liberals protest appointment of anti-abortion MP as status of women committee chair

Gloria Galloway, OTTAWA
September 26, 2017

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is defending his decision to appoint an MP who has not supported legalized abortions to sit as chair of the Commons committee of status on the women.

Liberal MPs, who have a majority on the committee, walked out of a meeting on Tuesday after Rachael Harder, the member of Parliament for Lethbridge, was named to the position. The status of women committee is one of the few Commons committees for which the Official Opposition appoints the chair.

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