Cabinet Minister Monsef loses seat in elections on September 20

Minister Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef lost her seat in the September 20 elections.

Monsef seeking reelection In the third term at Peterborough-Kawartha, he received more than 22,000 votes and cast about 3,000 votes in favor of his conservative rival Michelle Ferreri.

Monsef’s campaign was controversial when she made a direct appeal. Taliban In late August, they called them “brothers” and begged them to allow the Afghans to flee the country and respect the rights of others left behind.

“I would like to take this opportunity to talk to our brother Taliban,” Monsef said. Said at the address August 25th.

“We call on you to ensure that all individuals in Afghanistan pass safely and reliably abroad. Immediately stop the destruction of infrastructure, including violence, genocide, murder and heritage buildings. Thank you. ”

Monsef’s comments have sparked criticism from those involved in calling members of the terrorist group “brothers.” Monsef defended the use of this term by claiming it to be a “cultural reference.”

Ferrari, Monsef’s conservative rival, is an entrepreneur and former television host.

Her victory marks the milestone of returning riding to consavatives for the first time since 2014, held by a former member of parliament. Dean Del Mastro.

Del Mastro was convicted of violating Canadian Election Commission regulations in 2014 and was sent to jail for a month...

Isaac Theo


Isaac is a Toronto-based reporter.