|A custodian sweeps the floor of the Legislative Chambers before politicians enter for Question Period, May 10.|
It's anything but quiet when B.C. politicians debate one another, except when that debate is about abortion. But three Liberal cabinet ministers and the former leader of the B.C. NDP didn't stay silent before the annual March for Life rally on May 10.
"I welcome [the marchers] here to let their position be known," said Liberal finance minister and Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon. "That's what the legislature lawn is for."
"The democratic right to express an opinion is a positive thing," said B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong.
Liberal House Leader Rich Coleman said he supported the protest, and offered a reason why government officials didn't partake in the March for Life event, which drew close to 2000 people. "At 2 p.m. every member of the house is in the legislature," Coleman said.
Question Period took place during the March for Life rally, which
Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon said the government was unaware of.
Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic.
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