Move by Ford comes after comments made by Granic Allen on sex education and same-sex marriage.
Doug Ford has removed Tanya Granic Allen as the Ontario PC Party candidate in Mississauga Centre.
The move comes after a video emerged of Granic Allen saying “You know, now what I hear about Hrvatska [Croatia] trying to push radical sexual education on the young or gay marriage you know I almost vomit in disbelief.”
Here’s what Ford said about Granic Allen’s removal:
“We are a party comprised of people with diverse views that if expressed responsibly we would respect. However, the fact is her characterization of certain issues and people has been irresponsible. Our party remains focused on defeating Kathleen Wynne and bringing relief to families across Ontario.”
See my statement here. pic.twitter.com/pMsdSUq7cp
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) May 5, 2018
Here’s what Granic Allen said:
“I’m disappointed to have been told by
@fordnation ‘s campaign manager that I’m no longer a candidate. I’ll have more to say about this and Ontario politics in the coming days.”
— Tanya Granic Allen (@TGranicAllen) May 5, 2018
While the move will upset some of those who supported Granic Allen, it removes a potential line of attack that Wynne could have used to sway centrist voters, and gives Ford a chance to focus on his efforts to get the bloated government under control, scrap the carbon tax, and get the economy growing strong again.
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