Jason Kenney doubles down - still says he'll keep candidate Mark Smith, who made homophobic remarks - 2019-04-04

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F0.png Jason Kenney doubles down - still says he'll keep candidate Mark Smith, who made homophobic remarks April 4, 2019, Jesse Ferreras, Global News

Jason Kenney gave no indication in a radio interview Wednesday that he plans on dropping Mark Smith, a United Conservative Party (UCP) candidate who has come under fire for past remarks that have been labelled homophobic and anti-abortion.

Speaking with Global News Radio's Charles Adler, the UCP leader said he "condemns" Smith's remarks, but said he'll keep the candidate who's running for re-election in the riding of Drayton Valley-Devon.

Kenney also faced a series of tough questions about controversies that have ensnared UCP candidates, the party's diversity, and how he responds to people who are "screaming at the radio," alleging that the Alberta Conservatives have attracted members who "hate LGBTQ people."

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{{cite news | first = Jesse | last = Ferreras | title = Jason Kenney doubles down - still says he'll keep candidate Mark Smith, who made homophobic remarks | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/5129360/jason-kenney-mark-smith-homophobic/ | work = Global News | date = April 4, 2019 | accessdate = September 25, 2019 }}