You’re out! A list of federal election candidates forced to step down, resign
OTTAWA – A list of candidates forced to step down, or resigned since the start of the campaign on Sept. 11, which doesn’t include, for instance, the Liberal decision to oust candidate Hassan Guillet (Saint Leonard-Saint-Michel) in late August over alleged anti-Semitic social-media posts.
None since the start of the election campaign.
Sept. 12: Cameron Ogilvie (Winnipeg North) over incendiary comments in social-media posts.
Sept. 11: Dock Currie (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo) over online comments. Olivier Mathieu (LaSalle-Emard-Verdun) over domestic abuse allegations.
Sept. 12: Erik Schomann (Simcoe North) over a social-media post that talked about sending pig meat to Muslims.
Sept. 12: Brian Misera (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam). Misera linked his dismissal to a series of social-media videos critical of leader Maxime Bernier for not doing enough to distance the party from racist candidates. The party says it was because he was acting as his own financial agent, in violation of election rules.
The Canadian Press