Duncan reacts to Conservative Leadership hopeful’s comments

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By Nick Seebruch
Duncan reacts to Conservative Leadership hopeful’s comments
Eric Duncan. File photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Stormont, Dundas, and South Glengarry MP fired back at Conservative Leadership hopeful Richard Décarie for comments that he recently made in an interview on CTV’s Power and Politics on his stance on LGBTQ issues.

In the interview, Décarie called LGBTQ a “Liberal” term.

“I think LGBTQ is a Liberal term. I don’t talk about people that way,” he said to host Evan Solomon. “I talk about persons, and I think we all need full respect for being a human being simply.”

When pushed by Solomon on the issue,

“I think it is a choice. I think how people are behaving is one thing. I think government has the responsibility to enforce the traditional values we’ve had in past years,” he said.

Duncan responded to Décarie’s comments on his Twitter account.

Duncan was elected as the MP from Stormont, Dundas, and South Glengarry in the 2019 federal election and is the first openly gay Conservative MP.

Other members of the Conservative movement responded to Duncan’s tweet in support, including Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce who simply said  “Preach”.

Other Conservative leadership candidates such as Peter McKay also responded to the comments.

Ottawa MP Pierre Poilievre also tweeted condemnation of Décarie.

While Décarie himself has yet to respond to the backlash, he did retweet the above comment from Poilievre.

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