Reject homophobic and islamophobic candidates. Show Ghada Melek the door!

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We, as members and supporters of the Conservative Party of Canada, demand that Ghada Melek is removed as the party's candidate for Mississauga-Streetsville.

The Conservative Party has been presented with evidence reported in the National Post and Vice News that Ghada Melek espouses Islamophobic, homopobic, and xenophobic beliefs. Her actions and comments are not only hurtful but slanderous to the Muslim and LGBTQ community. 

The Vice News article presents an internal document within the Ontario PC Party urging that Ghada not be considered as a candidate for last year's Provincial election, as she harbours views that contradict the values and principles of tolerance and inclusivity which Canadian’s hold so dear.

Ghada Melek holds views that Mr. Scheer himself has stated are not welcome in the Party when he said “I find the notion that one’s race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation would make them in any way superior to anybody else absolutely repugnant, and if there’s anyone who disagrees with that, there’s the door. You are not welcome here.” We are asking Mr. Scheer to do the right thing, live by his words, and show Ghada Melek the door by removing her as a CPC candidate. Mr. Scheer also committed to ending the practice of conversion therapy, a practice that Ghada endorsed.

In possession of this knowledge, we believe that the Party is doing a disservice to all of its members by allowing Ghada Melek to continue as a candidate and have her name on the ballot. Our membership deserves to nominate a candidate who represents our Party and stands for social justice, equality,  democracy, freedom of religion and freedom of expression. In a time when our country is becoming more polarized on issues, we cannot accept a representative who spews hate against any community.

We will not stand for our Party being undermined by candidates who do this, and we cannot support our Party in their decision to overlook this candidate's track record. Andrew Scheer has the opportunity to do the right thing by showing Ghada Melek the door, along with anybody else that spreads hate and fear. All we ask is for him to honour his commitment.