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October 7th, 2019

FACT: Elizabeth May Won’t Stop Green MPs From Voting Against Abortion

When asked if she could stop Green MPs from voting against the right to choose, Elizabeth May said:

"I could talk to them. I could try to dissuade them. I could say it would be unfortunate ... but I don't have the power as leader of the Green Party to whip votes, nor do I have the power to silence an MP. And frankly, I think that's a good thing." (CBC)

After that comment, the Green Party claimed that while they will allow a free vote on abortion, “any who disagree are not allowed to run.” Since then at least seven Green candidates with anti-abortion views have surfaced. All but one remain under the Green Party banner.