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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Conservative MP Tim Uppal says hotline idea still haunts the Tories

Tim Uppal who has led the outreach efforts for chief Erin O’Toole has said that his party’s wrongdoings still haunt them.

  • Setting up a tip line still haunts the Tories: MP Tim Uppal
  • Conservatives have softened their stance of “Canadian Values” and are trying to tap into the Edmonton region to grow outreach against hate, race crimes.
  • World Sikh Organization’s spokesman in Canada says the Tories should focus their efforts on welcoming the minority groups, which play a crucial role in the elections.
O'Toole tells supporters he plans to broaden Tory tent - iPolitics
Tory leader O’Toole has called on other MPs to work for the outreach program in Canada, to fight against race, hate crimes.

Leading the outreach efforts for chief Erin O’Toole, Conservative MP Tim Uppal says a six-year-old promise to create a ‘barbaric cultural practices’ hotline nevertheless hangs over the party’s tries to rebuild relationships with racialized groups today.

Tim Uppal served as the minister of the nation for multiculturalism in Stephen Harper’s Conservative authorities while it entered the 2015 federal election campaign.
The party located itself as the defender of ‘Canadian values’ all through the race through promising measures like setting up a tip line for so-called “barbaric cultural practices.”

Before the election, Harper spent his very last months in the workplace pushing culturally divisive policies. Those covered an invoice banning face coverings from being worn for the duration of citizenship ceremonies, a degree Uppal promoted.

The MP apologized for that stance this beyond June withinside the days after a Muslim own circle of relatives changed into killed through a driving force in London, Ont. City police have defined that assault as hate-prompted due to the fact they agree with the sufferers have been singled out for his or her faith.
Dispelling anything worries linger from the Conservatives’ beyond is the various demanding situations confronted through each party and Uppal himself. O’Toole currently tapped the Edmonton-region MP to grow to be his chair of outreach, a brand new position created inside his management team.

The emphasis on outreach follows the frustration and disappointment many Conservatives felt after failing to make inroads withinside the Greater Toronto Area — domestic to many immigrants and racialized Canadians — as for the duration of the Sept. 20 election.

Balpreet Singh, a lawyer, and spokesman for the World Sikh Organization in Canada say what observed the Kenney era has been years marked through relative silence, except for the efforts of a few people like Alberta MP Garnett Genuis.

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