CBC News, September 12, 2019
Conservative candidate Cameron Ogilvie, who had been running in Winnipeg North, has stepped down at the request of the party after it became aware of “discriminatory” comments posted to social media.
According to a written statement from the party, Ogilvie was asked to step down as soon as it became aware of the posts.
The party said Ogilvie made comments that were “insensitive to Islam and some ethnic groups” and that during the vetting process he deactivated the social media accounts on which the comments were posted.
“Andrew Scheer has been clear, the notion that one’s race or sexual orientation would make them in any way superior to anybody else, is absolutely repugnant. If someone disagrees with that, there is no room for them in the Conservative Party of Canada.”