A Leaked Report Links This Conservative Candidate to a Homophobic Past - 2019-08-02

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F0.png A Leaked Report Links This Conservative Candidate to a Homophobic Past August 2, 2019, Steven Zhou, Vice News

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.)

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