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Canada Greens turf candidate in Glengarry–Prescott–Russell over social media posts about abortion

23:00  07 october  2019
23:00  07 october  2019 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

Tory leader grilled on abortion in Canadian election debate

  Tory leader grilled on abortion in Canadian election debate TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and opposition party leaders grilled the leader of the Conservative party Wednesday night on his personal beliefs on abortion in Trudeau’s first debate of the campaign for this month’s elections. Trudeau wasn’t asked about photos of him appearing in brownface and blackface years ago despite it making headlines around the world just two weeks ago. The controversy hasn’t led to a drop in the polls for Trudeau.At the French-language debate in Montreal, Trudeau and the leaders of other opposition parties tried to corner opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on his personal position on abortion.

a person posing for the camera: Former Glengarry--Prescott--Russell Green Party candidate Marthe Lépine Former Glengarry--Prescott--Russell Green Party candidate Marthe Lépine

The Green Party has removed its candidate in Ontario's Glengarry–Prescott–Russell riding, Marthe Lépine, over her social media posts about abortion.

“The Green Party will always fight for access to timely, safe, legal abortions,” Green party director of communications John Chenery said in a party statement on Monday. “It recently came to light through social media posts that Ms. Lépine does not support this position so she has been removed as a candidate.”

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