May 28, 2018

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Tanya Granic Allen no longer an Ontario PC party candidate after ‘irresponsible’ comments, Doug Ford says

Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford says former party leadership hopeful Tanya Granic Allen will no longer be a candidate for the party.

Ford made the announcement in a tweet just before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

“We are a party comprised of people with diverse views that if expressed responsibly we would respect. However, the fact is her characterization of certain issues and people has been irresponsible,” Ford said in the statement.

“Our party remains focused on defeating Kathleen Wynne and bringing relief to families across Ontario.”

Granic Allen won the PC nomination for Mississauga-Centre last month, and Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed Bobbie Daid as the Liberals candidate in the riding shortly after.

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Tanya Granic Allen Defends Past Online Comments On Muslims, Gay Marriage

Former Ontario Tory leadership hopeful Tanya Granic Allen, who is now seeking a party nomination ahead of a spring provincial election, is defending herself after coming under fire for comments made online years ago about Muslims and gay marriage.

Granic Allen, a parental rights and anti-abortion advocate, denied Tuesday that posts and tweets in which she suggests gay marriage shouldn’t be legalized in the United Kingdom and says women should not wear burkas in public reflect Islamophobic or homophobic views.

“My concern…has always been about the freedom of religion, the freedom of conscience and freedom of expression and protecting those very important rights, which is why I opposed the banning of the niqab even though I personally take issue with it,” she told The Canadian Press.

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