The trouble with Derek Sloan - 2020-05-02
Conservative Party of Canada MP and leadership candidate Derek Sloan bills himself as a "Conservative without apology." And true to form, he rejected calls this week to apologize for racially-charged comments he made suggesting Canada's chief medical officer of health Theresa Tam is in the pay of the Chinese government.
Well, he didn't actually put it that way, but that was the nub and the gist of his recent e-mail blast and video to supporters.
Late Wednesday, after news leaked that Ontario members of his own caucus had passed a motion to demand he apologize for questioning Tam's loyalty, Sloan ramped up the rhetoric. The MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington issued a statement on Twitter repeating his call for Tam to be fired for her (alleged) "mismanagement" of the pandemic. Sloan suggested that Tam's actions (or inaction) are responsible for the deaths of Canadians.