Trudeau makes peace with McKay on abortion, faces new criticism

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises he won’t take any disciplinary action against a caucus colleague who accused him of a “bozo eruption” on the abortion issue.

“Mr. McKay and I spoke and he apologized personally,” Trudeau said Tuesday. “For me the matter is closed.”

Long-serving Liberal MP and environment critic John McKay was secretly recorded while making the disparaging comment during what he thought was a private conversation, but the recording was released to the media this week.

McKay also suggested on the recording that Trudeau’s advisers had “no political sense” if they thought it was smart for the Liberal leader to issue an edict three weeks ago that no pro-lifers except sitting MPs could run for the Grits, and that all MPs would have to vote to support abortion rights regardless of personal beliefs.