In the latest embarrassment for the Conservative campaign, a candidate who blogged after the July beheading on a Winnipeg-bound bus that Canadians should be allowed to carry concealed handguns for protection has resigned from the Toronto Centre race.
Musings on women, gays, native protesters and hate-speech laws.
(1) Law-abiding men and women should be allowed to carry concealed handguns, saying: “If women and gays really wanted to stop being victims of hate crimes, they’d be in support of this, but judging from discussions, they’d rather be helpless and rely on government.”
(2) The end of human rights commissions and hate-speech laws.
(3) His political views were not entirely in keeping with the Conservative party
This is why Harper needs to change the focus to himself. He needs to find a better “pool” of conservative candidates.