A Leaked Report Links This Conservative Candidate to a Homophobic Past - 2019-08-02
An internal report circulated within Ontario's Progressive Conservative party in the fall of 2016 says that Ghada Melek, this year's federal Tory candidate for Mississauga-Streetsville, made a number of homophobic posts on Facebook that played a role in her eventually dropping out of the nomination race.
Melek was seeking the PC nomination for her riding (also called Mississauga-Streetsville) at the time and dropped out just days after the report was prepared.
VICE obtained a copy of the report through someone familiar with the party's nomination proceedings in 2016. The source says that the document was prepared by Michael Oberman, now a research consultant at Delve LLC, who was tasked with doing background checks on several nomination candidates, including Melek. (Oberman did not respond to a request for comment.)