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Trudeau sticks to pro-choice decision

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday May 7, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld -
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday May 7, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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By The Canadian Press

OKOTOKS, Alta. - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is sticking to his recent comments about only allowing candidates who are pro-choice to run for the party in the next election.

At a campaign event in Okotoks, Alta., on Thursday, he said the party has been pro-choice since 2012 and any person who wants to run under the Liberal banner must subscribe to the party’s views.

He said the party simply does not believe a government should regulate what happens with a woman and her body.

A small group of protesters stood outside outside the event, holding signs reading: “Vote for Justin — Abort the Future.”

Protester Merle Terlesky called Trudeau’s comments discriminatory and an affront to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

(CHQR)

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