Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberals Reject Conservative Choice to Lead Status of Women Committee; Walk Out

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberals Reject Conservative Choice to Lead Status of Women Committee; Walk Out

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Liberals walk out of status of women committee

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OTTAWA - The Liberals made a big spectacle today to show their opposition to nominating an alleged anti-abortion Conservative M-P as head of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.

All the Liberal members of the committee got up and walked out right before they were to vote on nominating Alberta MP Rachael Harder to the presidency.

The Liberals are a majority on the committee and could have voted down the nomination but instead chose to do some political theatre and walk out.

As they left the meeting room, Liberal M-Ps criticized Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer, himself anti-abortion, to have chosen Harder as the candidate for the job.

Liberal M-P Marc Serre said "These are not liberal values. …

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