June 14, 2024
Scheer and Conservatives running scared
Born in Calcutta, India, Mansur is a practising Muslim and a fierce critic of radical Islam.
Born in Calcutta, India, Mansur is a practising Muslim and a fierce critic of radical Islam.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is not going to win the Oct. 21 election if he’s running scared of Liberal fear-mongering about Islamophobia by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

An indication that’s happening is the party’s recent veto, without explanation, of Salim Mansur from seeking the Conservative nomination in London North Centre.

I’ve known Mansur for 15 years and was his editor when he was a longtime columnist for the Toronto Sun.

He’s a scholar and a gentleman, now retired, after a distinguished career of more than three decades as an associate professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario.

He has been a supporter of Canada’s conservative movement through its darkest hours — including the 1993 election when the Progressive Conservative party was reduced to two seats.

He ran for the Canadian Alliance in London West in 2000, losing to the Liberal incumbent, and supported the unite-the-right movement spearheaded by former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.

Mansur’s speeches and published works have appeared widely, including his 2011 award-winning book, Delectable Lie: A liberal repudiation of multiculturalism, for which I wrote one of the cover blurbs, calling Mansur “a brilliant academic and thought-provoking journalist” who “explains what liberal democracy really means, and why the protection of individual rights that lies at its heart is under constant assault from the group think mentality of state-imposed multiculturalism.”


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