Tory candidate Scheer defended deemed 'extremely controversial and problematic' in 2016 vetting report - 2019-09-14

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F0.png Tory candidate Scheer defended deemed 'extremely controversial and problematic' in 2016 vetting report September 14, 2019, Rachel Aiello, CTV News

OTTAWA - A candidate running for Andrew Scheer's Conservatives was deemed by the party's provincial counterpart to be "extremely controversial and problematic" and accused of promoting online conspiracy theories, according to a past vetting report obtained by CTV News.

Ghada Melek, the federal candidate for Mississauga-Streetsville -- who Scheer has attended events with and spent part his first week of the election campaign defending -- was given a "strict red light" recommendation in 2016 when she was looking to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.

"This recommendation is a strict red light. There are many anti-gay/LGBT and even sterilization posts that make this candidate extremely controversial and problematic," said an email attached to the 2016 vetting report and sent to the Ontario PC party leadership.

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{{cite news | first = Rachel | last = Aiello | author2 = Glen McGregor | title = Tory candidate Scheer defended deemed 'extremely controversial and problematic' in 2016 vetting report | url = https://election.ctvnews.ca/tory-candidate-scheer-defended-deemed-extremely-controversial-and-problematic-in-2016-vetting-report-1.4593683 | work = CTV News | date = September 14, 2019 | accessdate = September 15, 2019 }}