MP Derek Sloan kicked out of Conservative Caucus

THE Conservative Caucus on Wednesday voted to kick out the controversial MP Derek Sloan.

On Monday, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole had announced that Sloan’s “acceptance of a donation from a well-known white supremacist is far worse than a gross error of judgment or failure of due diligence.”

O’Toole added: “In accordance with the Reform Act, I have initiated the process to remove Mr. Sloan from the Conservative Party of Canada caucus. I expect this to be done as quickly as possible. Moreover, as Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, I will not allow Mr. Sloan to run as a candidate for our party.”

O’Toole said on Tuesday: “The Conservative Caucus voted to remove Derek Sloan not because of one specific event, but because of a pattern of destructive behaviour involving multiple incidents and disrespect towards the Conservative team for over a year. These actions have been a consistent distraction from our efforts to grow the Party and focus on the work we need to do. Events of the past week were simply the last straw and led to our caucus making the decision it did today.”

He added: “I did not vote to remove Derek Sloan from our caucus because he is a social conservative. We have Members of Parliament of deep compassion and unmatched character, who like many Canadians, draw strength from their faith. The Conservative Party is a big tent that is reflective of all Canadians. People of all backgrounds have a place in our Party.”

He said he wanted all Canadians to feel welcome in the Conservative Party, adding: “The focus of Canada’s Conservatives is getting as many people back to work, in every part of Canada, in every sector, as quickly as possible.”

O’Toole said: “As politicians in Canada, we must hold ourselves to the highest standards. Canadians deserve nothing less.

“We are ready to do whatever it takes to get Canada working again. In the next election, Canadians will ask themselves, ‘who do I trust to create jobs and get the economy back on track?’ 

“Our party is working hard to earn the trust of Canadians. Canada’s Conservatives got us out of the last recession – and I know we can lead Canada out of this one too. Let’s get back to work.”

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  1. It was an unjust reason, to kick out an MP because of one donation among 13,000. It was also petty, and hyprocritical, to not stand up for your team in this case. To not defend your MP, and instead letting media dictate the terms. It is also not legitimate to overrule the votes of the constituency, as well as the 14% of the party who voted for him in the leadership. To say that the conservatives want to be inclusive, in the same breath excluding this 14% on a very petty reason?
    If he has been so obstructionist, please identify why. Otherwise, I will not believe you, since such a petty reason, just a made up excuse, indicates you are probably not giving the truth on his supposed obstructionism either. I will say that this makes me angry enough to not even care if the CPC wins or not. Which is a very sad thing.

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