Conservative party member resigns after racist email sent to Brampton mayor Patrick Brown’s team
Published May 23, 2022 at 12:59 pm
The Conservative Party of Canada says its ended its investigation into a racist email sent to leadership contender Patrick Brown’s campaign team after the party member purportedly behind it resigned their membership.
Party spokesman Wayne Benson says the resignation terminates the investigation, adding information on the resigned member will be retained in case the person tries to rejoin the party at a later date.
The email came to light last week when Calgary MP Michelle Rempel Garner, who is helping Brown in the leadership race, shared a screenshot on Twitter of an email that she says the campaign received from an active party member.
1 of 3: The Patrick Brown campaign issued an email denouncing the racist “white replacement” conspiracy theory. Below is a screenshot of a response the campaign received. The campaign confirmed this email was sent from an active CPC member. pic.twitter.com/eTwakjMmwG
— Michelle Rempel Garner (@MichelleRempel) May 18, 2022
The text that Rempel Garner shared expresses support for Nazism and includes racist remarks directed at Black and Asian people. It ends with the author saying they support Pierre Poilievre, an Ottawa-area Conservative MP who is also running in the leadership race.
In response to the email flagged by Brown’s campaign last week, Poilievre said, “if you are a racist, I don’t want your vote.”