Canada: Anti-LGBTQ politician who proudly opposed conversion therapy ban is kicked out of his party

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01/24/2021

A right-wing politician has been voted out of his party for a series of actions that officials found contrary to their party’s conservative values. That ostensibly includes accepting donations from white supremacists and attempting to protect so-called “conversion therapy.” Derek Sloan, an elected Member of Parliament (MP) from Eastern Ontario, was ousted from the Conservative Party of Canada by a majority secret ballot cast by his peers on January 20. Part of the last straw for O’Toole and other Conservatives — known as Tories in Canada — was Sloan’s association with Paul Fromm, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi activist. Sloan accepted a three-figure donation from Fromm and supported his party membership, which came to light after Fromm became a full member of the party, and Sloan admitted he hadn’t properly vetted him. Fromm is “a Canadian neo-Nazi based in the Toronto area,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), who has purportedly been denied entry in the United States for his extremist views.

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