TORONTO – A federal Conservative candidate in Manitoba is stepping down after social media posts described as “discriminatory” got here to gentle.
The social gathering stated Thursday night that Cameron Ogilvie, a candidate within the driving of Winnipeg North, stepped down after the Conservatives turned conscious of the now-deleted posts.
“Ogilvie’s online comments are not aligned with the values of the Conservative Party of Canada,” stated Conservative marketing campaign spokesperson Brock Harrison in a press release.
“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.”
It’s not instantly clear what precisely is claimed within the posts. The social gathering stated Ogilvie deleted them in the course of the candidate vetting course of earlier this 12 months.
Ogilvie has not responded to a request for remark. The social gathering stated a brand new candidate will probably be named at a later date.
Ogilvie is the fourth federal candidate to be taken off the poll for the reason that election was referred to as on Wednesday.
The NDP misplaced two candidates on Wednesday. Olivier Mathieu, the NDP candidate for the Montreal-area driving of LaSalle-Emard-Verdun, resigned following an accusation of home abuse, which he denies. Dock Currie, a candidate within the British Columbia driving of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, resigned because of feedback on social media directed at pro-pipeline protestors.
The Inexperienced Celebration accepted the resignation of Simcoe North Candidate Erik Schomann earlier Thursday after an Islamophobic Fb submit emerged.