Monday, September 26, 2022

Liberal cabinet minister Moncef lost seat

Minister of Women and Gender Equality Maryam Moncef lost her seat in the September 20 election.

Moncef, who was seeking re-election for a In his third term in Peterborough-Kawartha, he received over 22,000 votes, nearly 3,000 votes away from his Conservative rival Michele Ferreri.

Moncef’s campaign was embroiled in controversy when he made a passionate appeal directly to Taliban In late August, calling him a “brother”, he pleaded with him to allow Afghans to flee the country and respect the rights of others who have been left behind.

“I would like to take this opportunity to speak to my brothers, the Taliban,” Moncef said in an address on 25 August.

“We call on you to ensure a safe and secure passage out of the country of any person in Afghanistan. We appeal to you to immediately stop the violence, genocide, femicide, destruction of infrastructure including heritage buildings.”

Moncef’s remarks drew criticism from those concerned about calling members of the terrorist group “brothers”. Moncef defended the use of the term, saying it was a “cultural reference”.

Moncef’s Conservative rival, Ferrari, is an entrepreneur and a former TV host.

His victory is a milestone for the Conservatives as it returns the ride to them for the first time since 2014, when it was hosted by the former MP. Dean Del Maestro.

Del Maestro was found guilty of violating Election Canada rules in 2014 and jailed for a month.


Isaac is a reporter based in Toronto.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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