A new Ontario party seeking to establish itself as a more conservative alternative to the ruling progressive conservatives has announced the hiring of former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone.
“Roger Stone, synonymous with a successful conservative political campaign in the United States and the most famous Donald Trump’s 2016 upset victory, has agreed to work as a senior strategic adviser to the Ontario Party.” I am saying. statement Issued by the party on April 25th.
Ontario leader Derek Sloan said statement The same day that Stone’s “strong political veteran” insights become “irreplaceable” for the party’s campaign.
so video Stone, posted on the Ontario Party’s Twitter account, said he was “willing” to participate in the campaign because he felt a sense of “solidarity” between the United States and Canada, and personal freedom was with both countries. He said he was under threat in much of the world.
“What we are doing in your country, and what we are doing in this country, is really just a snapshot of what is happening all over the world. This is personal freedom and The intention of the little global elite to destroy the sense of freedom, “he said.
“The real tragedy of your country is that the Conservatives have our label, but not our principles,” he added. “There is nothing conservative about them.”
Stone was involved in a hot legal issue in the United States in connection with Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s investigation into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 US elections.
In November 2019, a jury was convicted of Stone’s obstruction of Congress’s investigation into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 elections and was later sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Stone always maintained his innocence and was pardoned by Trump in July 2020.
“Roger Stone is a victim of Russian pranks that left-wing and media allies have perpetuated for years to undermine President Trump,” said Trump Whitehouse, who announced an amnesty grant. I did.
Stone was also highlighted in his alleged role in the destruction of the US Capitol after a Trump rally demanded the overthrow of the presidential election in an event in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021.
Stone was summoned before a Democratic-controlled House of Commons investigating the January 6, 2021 case. During her cross-examination, Stone claimed the right to Article 5 of the Constitutional Amendment to all questions to avoid her self-incrimination. time.
The Ontario Party, whose motto is “freedom, family, faith,” is a socially conservative party. stance For issues such as mandatory vaccines, abortion, and suppression of the right to conscience. The new political organization currently has 29 confirmed candidates for the upcoming June elections.
The party leader, Sloan, is a former member of parliament who was expelled from the Conservative Party in January 2021 by then-leader Erin Autour. He ran for independence in Alberta in the September 2021 federal elections.