Canadian Conservatives Promise Not To Push For Abortion Restrictions

Major pro-life forces in Canada have no criticism of new Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s position on abortion: which is to never discuss it, even though he say he’s pro-life himself.

As the National Post reports, Scheer named his “shadow cabinet” on Wednesday and excluded the most socially conservative and vocally pro-life Member of Parliament (MP), Brad Trost.

Trost, who ran against Scheer in the Conservative leadership race, told the National Post on Thursday that he can’t complain: “You know, I was actually struck by how much continuity there was.”

But vice president of REAL Women Canada Gwen Landolt says Scheer “is playing a dangerous game.” Landolt told The Daily Caller Friday that the opposition leader is turning his back on some of his core supporters.

“Mr. Scheer would never be leader of the party if not for the votes of Mr. Trosts’s social conservative supporters,” she said.

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  • Exile1981

    I’m not sure scheer is conservative.

    • shasta

      A secret admirer of JT.

    • Alain

      In other words he lied during the leadership campaign about what he stood for.

      • canminuteman

        I don’t think he, or most other politicians, stand for anything.

  • Alain

    Yeah right, let us continue being the only developped country in the world that has no restrictions on abortion. Oh, and let us not forget that on top of that it is tax payer funded, so you can have what they call a partial birth abortion at our expense. That means a full term baby by the way.

  • F— you, Andrew.

    • TerryA

      I agree, Scheer is toxic and a globalist. This country is fubar.

      • He lied through his teeth.

        I don’t know who will represent the average voter.

        • Clausewitz

          I declared free agency month’s ago. Bring back Reform.

          • Will you get any different quality of thief – I mean -politician?

  • Dave

    Scheer, isn’t that prairie speak for jello?

  • andycanuck

    Chong being in the Shadow Cabinet shows Scheer’s not going to be the one.

  • Uncle Screwtape

    We will never see another social conservative leader. In fact, I think we will be stuck with Liberals federally for some time. Those who side with unions, babykillers, muslims, gays and illegal immigrants will hold power from now on.

  • simus1

    First they lie to be elected head of a party.
    Then they lie to be elected head of a country.
    Vote whores follow simple scripts.

    That is also why any “Vote Whoring For Dummies” opus would never break even.

  • V10_Rob

    If you’re going to copy-paste your platform from the Liberals, we might as well just vote Liberal and be done with it.

  • irishrus

    Pro life groups in Canada became a little more than just political when they accepted money from supposed pro life candidates in pro abortion parties (of course there are no other kind of parties now)

    Their mantra was vote for the candidate not the pro life party like Family Coalition … Judeo-Christians especially Catholics who fell hook line and sinker were to believe these ‘pro–life’ candidates were going to go into Hell parties like the Liberals and NDP and convert Satan from within.

    Meanwhile absolutely nothing has changed… in fact gotten worse since Brian Baloney would not appeal the Morgantaler Toronto Star like jury verdict that said the Canada Medal of Assholes was innocent and by God the law was guilty and abortion from then on was on demand… any time anywhere and paid for by taxpayers.

  • Felix_Culpa

    A couple of criticisms:

    First, quoting Landolt : “’Mr. Scheer would never be leader of the party if not for the votes of Mr. Trosts’s social conservative supporters,’ she said.” Not so fast. It wasn’t Trost’s 2nd choicers that put Scheer over the top, it was O’Toole’s.

    Second, again from the article: Campaign Life, the largest pro-life organization in Canada, was also praising Scheer’s leadership. Again, not so fast. Campaign Life Coalition was actively campaigning *AGAINST* Scheer. They lumped him in with Kevin O’Leary as being “unsupportable.” So they can hardly turn around now and take credit that Scheer’s win is “theirs.”

    On the pro-life front, Scheer seems to be a pragmatist. In THIS political climate, with THIS biased media, there is no way any legislation that touches abortion would ever pass both the House AND the Senate AND survive a challenge at the Supreme Court level. It is just won’t happen; not any more than pigs can fly.

    If the Conservatives form the next government, as a best case scenario, we simply would refrain from doing anything actively to support to anti-life / anti-family side. Icing on the cake would be if we could get a few small pro-family victories in. Pragmatically speaking, that is the best we can hope to do right now.

    Not that this is an ideal situation, but realistically this is the best we can hope for.

    • Alain

      I disagree that the very topic of abortion must never be on the table, because it is not a question of making it illegal versus doing nothing. Two areas need to be addressed: first that it is unacceptable that Canada is the only country in the developed world with absolutely no restrictions whatsoever on abortion, and second it is matter of whether it is elective surgery or not when it comes to health care coverage. This is not a matter of being a social conservative or not; it is being pragmatic.

      • Felix_Culpa

        Oh, you are perfectly correct. But even that will never fly. You would not be allowed to even to open the question, or anything that touches on the question, no matter how mildly. After all, “The Sexual Revolution Takes No Prisoners.” Remember when they tried “Cassie and Mollie’s Law” (Bill C-484); the Abortion Rights people were screaming “hidden agenda.”

        • Alain

          Sorry, but I disagree that it would never fly, but it all depends on how it is done. First hold a national referendum on those issues, and I wager the majority will agree that Canada should be in line with other developed countries, since even the Left’s beloved European countries all have restrictions concerning abortion. I suspect also, but less sure, that the majority would oppose public funding unless it is required to save the mother’s life or if she is a rape victim. That way the government makes it clear that it is obeying the wishes of the majority of Canadians as opposed to taking on the issue alone.

  • Oracle9

    So working to have SOME limits to this silent genocide, for example disallowing murder of full-term babies, is perceived as “veering sharply to the right” according to the article.

    The Orwellian language we put up with these days really is disgusting. Yet, almost no Canadians even have the ability to notice.