Provincial Tories warned against 'extremely controversial' candidate now running for Andrew Scheer - 2019-09-15

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F182.png Provincial Tories warned against 'extremely controversial' candidate now running for Andrew Scheer September 15, 2019, John Paul Tasker, CBC News

The Ontario Progressive Conservative party blocked a candidate with inflammatory views from running under their banner in the last provincial election campaign, but now she's been given the green light to stand as a candidate for Andrew Scheer's Conservatives.

The provincial party's researchers warned against approving Ghada Melek as a candidate because she has a long history of anti-LGBTQ posts on social media, but also an affinity for conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact.

Despite evidence of questionable positions, the federal Tories approved Melek to run under its banner last December. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer campaigned with Melek in her Mississauga-Streetsville riding last week. The leader said Melek has already apologized for her posts, and he accepted her apology.

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{{cite news | first = John Paul | last = Tasker | title = Provincial Tories warned against 'extremely controversial' candidate now running for Andrew Scheer | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ghada-melek-extreme-controversial-problematic-1.5284454 | work = CBC News | date = September 15, 2019 | accessdate = September 16, 2019 }}