Saskatoon Public Library bans pro-life meeting with Conservative Leadership Candidate

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Conservative Leadership candidate and Saskatoon MP Brad Trost is expressing frustration after officials with the Saskatoon Public Library banned a group of Christians from meeting with him to discuss their concerns on a number of issues, including abortion.

In a letter sent to meeting organizers - some of whom are volunteers on Trost's campaign – the library gave a number of reasons for the ban, including concerns about freedom of speech as well as security. 

"Cancelling this earnest discussion of policy because protesters threaten violence isn't just anti-Christian, it's anti-democratic," Trost said. "Could you imagine the uproar if the City of Saskatoon cancelled a Pro-Choice event because the Catholic Church objected?"

"All Canadians should be concerned by this trend," added Trost. "It's just one of the reasons I'm running for the leadership of the Conservative Party."

"Citing their concern for freedom of speech as a reason to ban Christians from renting a public meeting room is particularly galling," observed Trost. "How does muzzling Christians preserve their right to speak? It's an absurd argument."

SOURCE Brad Trost Campaign

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