“Reasons regarding her judgement,” said Michelle Rempel.
Karen Wang – the former Liberal candidate in Burnaby South who resigned after making a racist appeal against Jagmeet Singh – was previously rejected by the Conservative Party.
Burnaby Now reports that Conservative MP Michelle Rempel said Wang wanted to run for the Conservatives, but was rejected over a year ago:
“The Conservative Party of Canada said no to this candidate over a year ago. There was a reason for that. My understanding is that there were some discussions with this particular individual and the party decided for reasons regarding her judgment, that became clear today, to not allow her to run for us.”
Rempel had also commented about Karen Wang on Twitter:
“Agree but, only condemn her comments? Why not demand her resignation? You folks have asked for resignations for less. She’s an actual racist.”
Agree but, only condemn her comments? Why not demand her resignation? You folks have asked for resignations for less. She’s an actual racist. https://t.co/y9r0C2K7fE
— Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) January 16, 2019
As it turns out, the Conservatives made the right call in saying ‘no’ to Karen Wang, and the Liberals are probably wishing they had done the same thing.
The unfortunate rise of ethnicity-based politics is a predictable result of the political elites’ attempt to wipe out a unifying Canadian identity. As I said on Twitter, that never works out well:
“Turns out a country without a strong core identity is just a disunited mess of various grievances and divisive politics that tears people apart. Who could have known?”
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