Top Conservative aide seen speaking to Rebel Media, who are banned from party convention - 2018-08-24

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F132.png Top Conservative aide seen speaking to Rebel Media, who are banned from party convention August 24, 2018, Laura Stone, Globe and Mail

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's national campaign manager was seen speaking with members of Rebel Media outside of the party's convention in Halifax, even though the far-right website is barred from covering the event for being an "activist" group.

Hamish Marshall, who will spearhead the Conservative Party's federal election efforts, was spotted speaking to members of the outlet, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, on a restaurant patio as the party's convention kicked off on Thursday. The Globe and Mail was provided with photographs of the interaction.

The right-wing outlet is banned from covering the convention, but some of its representatives, including founder Ezra Levant, are in Halifax and will be hosting a party off-site on Friday night. Mr. Marshall was seen speaking with contributor Sheila Gunn Reid and two others, but not Mr. Levant.

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