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In his answers to reporters’ queries, he took care to make it clear where by he stands on abortion and homosexual legal rights, two issues that induced problems for former leader Andrew Scheer during the 2019 election.
“I am an MP with a crystal clear monitor history on standing up for human rights, whether it is women, whether or not it is the LGBT neighborhood,” he mentioned. “I won the management of the Conservative celebration as a professional-preference Conservative MP, a person that won with a sturdy mandate. That is how I’m likely to guide as chief of the opposition, that’s how I’ll be as key minister. I’m in politics to protect the legal rights of Canadians to safe a brighter long term.”
He also recurring some of his responses from his victory speech about how he wants to broaden the party’s assistance amid all communities.
“Canadians haven’t generally noticed them selves in our social gathering, and I’m heading to adjust that,” he explained, including that he wishes to ensure a person can obtain a house in the bash no matter if “you’re black, white, brown, or from any race or creed, regardless of whether you’re LGBT or straight, whether you’re an Indigenous Canadian, or joined the Canadian family 3 months in the past, or 3 generations back.”
O’Toole, who is the MP for Durham, saw off the management difficulties of former cupboard minister Peter MacKay, Toronto lawyer Leslyn Lewis and MP Derek Sloan. Down-ballot guidance from social conservatives who supported Lewis and Sloan helped O’Toole defeat MacKay, who was extensively observed as the race’s frontrunner.