On Monday, January 18, 2020, Press Progress ‘broke’ a story fed to them by a Conservative Party insider that Derek Sloan, one of the contenders in the recent Conservative Party leadership contest, accepted a donation of $131 from a ‘neo-Nazi.’
“Conservative Party of Canada Confirms Conservative MP Derek Sloan Accepted Donation From Neo-Nazi” screamed the headline.
“Mr. O’Toole is outraged that anyone would accept donations from this individual and will be looking into the matter,” cried Cory Hann, the Party’s communications director.
Mr. O’Toole’s outrage aside, it seems pretty clear the new leader of the Conservative Party leader leaked the information and then pounced on the ‘opportunity’ to ‘cleanse the Party’ prior to its upcoming policy convention.
“Derek Sloan’s acceptance of a donation from a well-known white supremacist is far worse than a gross error of judgement or failure of due diligence,” said O’Toole’s official statement.
“Racism is a disease of the soul, repugnant to our core values. It has no place in our country. It has no place in the Conservative Party of Canada. I won’t tolerate it.”
If only that were true.
What Mr. O’Toole won’t tolerate is a former leadership contender remaining inside the Party.
Derek Sloan’s official statement, issued late Monday night, pointed a big bright spotlight on the hypocrisy being used to expel him from the Party.
Sloan’s team examined the Conservative Party voters list and learned:
- Frederick P Fromm applied to be a member of the CPC
- the Conservative Party accepted his application;
- the CPC mailed a leadership ballot to Mr. Fromm;
- Fromm mailed back his ballot and
- the party accepted his ballot for the leadership contest.
Hypocrisy is an ugly color on you, Mr. O’Toole.
Can you walk back this asinine decision?
Of course you can.
Only if you possess a shred of the integrity you kept telling us you were made of during the leadership contest.
In other words, I won’t hold my breath.