Mississauga Candidate Asked to Resign Following Controversial Statements - 2019-08-09

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F0.png Mississauga Candidate Asked to Resign Following Controversial Statements August 9, 2019, Alan Kan, Insauga

A candidate running to be a Conservative MP in the October federal election is being asked to step down after several past social media posts she wrote that were described as homophobic and Islamophobic (among other things) came to light.

Ghada Melek, a financial advisor running for the Tories in Mississauga-Streetsville, is being asked to resign her candidacy by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, who call themselves "an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that is a leading voice for civic engagement and the promotion of human rights."

"While we have engaged Melek's office in conversation around her past reported Islamophobic tweets, retweets, and statements, the most recent revelations have forced us to ask whether Melek is qualified to serve as a federal candidate," Nadia Hasan, the NCCM's Acting Executive Director, said in a statement.

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