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Ottawa, Nov 2 (Canadian-Media): Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's attempt to reconcile his views on abortion and same-sex marriage may have cost him votes among progressive Canadians as well his support among social conservatives, media reports said.
Andrew Scheer. Image credit: Twitter handle
Throughout the 40-day campaign, Scheer's message on abortion and same-sex marriage weak and his anti-abortion voters were disappointed in Scheer's handling of the issue during the campaign.
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, just over 94,000 abortions were reported in hospitals and clinics in 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available. That number is down from nearly 98,000 in 2016 and more than 100,000 in 2015.
A party convention and leadership review would be held in April and Scheer's fate would be decided then.
At least for now, most MPs are showing a united front and publicly backing Scheer.