Scheer has been caught in a media debacle over comments made 14 years ago on the topic of same-sex marriage.

In 2005, Scheer, while giving a speech at a the House of Commons after becoming an MP, reiterated the Christian perspective on marriage, saying that while he doesn’t have anything against LGBT+ people on a personal level, he did not, at the time, believe that same-sex marriage is equivalent to traditional marriage because it lacks the potential for procreation.