Eastern Ontario MP Conservative MPs today voted to oust Derek Sloan from the Caucasus after accepting a donation from a notorious white nationalist.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was ousted earlier this week for allegedly contributing $ 131 to Paul From-Sloan’s leadership campaign, which documents long-standing ties to white supremacist and neo-Nazi causes.
Fromm his full name is Frederick B. Sloan fought against the referendum saying he did not know the source of the donation because of the use of Fromm.
The Conservatives voted by secret ballot today, with a majority of MPs voting to remove Sloan from their benches.
In a statement released this afternoon, O’Toole called the donation “the last straw.”
“The Conservative caucus voted to remove Derek Sloan not because of a specific event, but because of the numerous incidents and the disastrous behavior of the Conservative group over the past year,” he said.
“These actions are a continuing distraction from our efforts to nurture the party and focus on the work we need to do. Last week’s events were simply the last straw, which led our caucus to make the decision it made today.”
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Hostings – Sloan, who was selected in 2019 to represent the rides of Lennox and Auddington, argued that his team could not verify every donation to his leadership campaign last year.
He accused O’Toole of hypocrisy, pointing out that Fromm had been accepted as a member of the party and had voted without raising red flags with party officials in its 2020 general election.
In a statement to CBC News earlier this week, Conservative Communications Director Cory Hahn said it was Sloan’s campaign to sell party members to Forum. He said the party would cancel the form member and send the funds.
Controversial player in the party
Sloan dismissed the argument, saying that new members who signed up for membership through a leading campaign website like his were sent to the party’s main website.
Fromm, who founded the Canadian Association for Free Expression and Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform, has appeared in far-right protests, has regularly spoken on the white nationalist radio show Stromfront, and his report on the Hamilton police investigation into allegations he shared with the New Zealand Ministry of Guns.
Sloan has been a polar figure in Canadian politics, creating controversy with his social conservative views on LGBT rights. When members of his own party posted on Facebook and Twitter in April, Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tom said he had “missed Canadians” during the epidemics and asked if he was working “for Canada or China”.
Today’s move marks a change to O’Dool’s position. During the leadership match, he He picked up a Facebook ad to defend Sloan’s place in the party.
But in recent days, O’Toole has said he wants to create an even more Conservative party.
Just hours before the donation news broke, he issued a lengthy statement saying there was “no room for the far right” in the party, and pushed back Liberal efforts to integrate his party into Trump-style politics.
In a Facebook post this afternoon, Sloan – who now sits at home as an independent – urged his supporters to hold their party members and delegates seats ahead of the Conservative policy conference scheduled for March.
“The CBC is yours, the grassroots of the party. I encourage you to use your voice, stand up and represent true conservative values through this conference,” he wrote.
“I’ll have more to say on all of this in the coming days. Stay there.”
O’Toole, in his own statement, insisted that Sloan did not vote to oust him because he was a social conservative.
“We have MPs who are deeply compassionate and incomparable, and like many Canadians, they draw strength from their faith,” he said.
“The Conservative Party is a big tent representing all Canadians. All backgrounds have a place in our party.”