Saturday, October 5, 2019

White supremacy’s insidious presence in our elections

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While attention is mainly focused on the leaders of the four main parties, something sinister is happening to our politics.

White supremacy has made its way into mainstream public discourse in this country, becoming an insidious danger to our democracy.

In the past few weeks alone, two candidates running for the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) have dropped out or been forced out because of party leader Maxime Bernier’s stance on white supremacy and racism.

Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam candidate Brian Misera shared a series of videos on Twitter last month in which he asked Bernier to do more to rid the party of “racist idiots.” Rather than address his concerns, the party revoked his candidacy.

Another candidate announced he was no longer running because of the party’s “hate-filled, us-versus-them” politics. Chad Hudson was the PPC candidate for the district of West Nova. He said he found the divisiveness “dangerous for racialized Canadians in this country.”  (more...)


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