THE National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) on Friday welcomed the resignation of Cameron Ogilvie, Conservative Party candidate for Winnipeg North, after revelations of Islamophobic and anti-immigrant social media posts on his account.
Ogilvie’s social media posts called for a Muslim immigration ban and a ban on flags from the Middle East, amongst other Islamophobic and racist content.
“What Ogilvie is proposing is not only Islamophobic, it is illegal and harkens back to the days when the Komagata Maru was turned away from Canadian shores,” said Mustafa Farooq, NCCM Executive Director. “Proposing illegal conduct and pandering to fear is unbecoming of any Canadian politician, let alone someone who wants to represent the beautifully diverse city of Winnipeg.”
NCCM continues to call on all parties to ensure that there is no place for racism and Islamophobia in this election and thanks the Conservative Party for taking swift action.