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Caylan Ford is an unapologetic white supremacist who continues to be involved in Alberta politics and maintains support from high level UCP members and candidates.

This is unacceptable.

And the fact that nobody is taking this seriously saddens me.

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For context, Caylan Ford had messages leaked that showed her writing blatant and open white supremacist messages.

She has not denied that she wrote those messages nor has she apologized for those messages. Let's make that clear.

calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…
Some may say that it is impossible to verify Press Progress and their messages. However, CBC was able to independently confirm the authenticity of the conversation.

There is zero doubt that she said what she said.

cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
I also want to focus on what she said. Read this. She wrote it After her Oxford education and working for years in the Federal Government.

She developed these disturbing views over time and align with the Chirstchurch shooter

Whose manifesto was entitled "The Great Replacement"
Now...with all that said then it becomes reasonable for any association or support for her to be unacceptable, right? Everybody - politicians, journalists, pundits, citizens, donors - should condemn her.

I would hope so but this isn't the case...powerful people support her still
Let's focus on the politicians.

This is Michaela Glasgo, UCP Candidate for Brooks-Medicine Hat, liking Ford's thread.

Remember. Ford is a *white supremacist* who hasn't apologized for her views. This is unacceptable.
This is Tyler Shandro, UCP Candidate for Calgary Acadia, liking Ford's thread.

Remember. Ford is a WHITE SUPREMACIST who hasn't apologized for her comments.

Shandro supports her and it is possible that Shandro could be sitting in our legislature.
Now let's focus on the party higher ups.

This is Alan Hallman. He was Kenney's lieutenant for a long time and a close friend to him. He is still very active in UCP politics and is a powerful figure in the conservative movement in Alberta.
Jeff Callaway

You may recognize this name. He ran for UCP leadership and later supported Kenney. High level figures in Kenney's inner circle communicate extensively with him and supported him politically.

Here he is supporting a white supremacist.
Now let's focus on a donor. This is literally someone I randomly looked into from Ford's thread. Who knows how many political donors support her.

Dean Leask. A wildrose party advocate and current UCP supporter and donor.

Note: these donations are only until 2017
I also want to give a honourable mention to Derek Fildebrandt. Way too many "political geeks" like him cause he is seen as principled.

However, how does that square with him openly supporting a white supremacist and casting her resignation as a "witch hunt" ?
The UCP doesn't care about their white supremacist problem and this is clearly shown by the support Ford is still receiving.

She should be fully condemned and any association should lead to resignation or a *sincere* apology. No deflections. No bullshit.
Remember, it is only a week since the Chirstchurch shooting and not many are taking this seriously. That people in power are still supporting a white supremacist.
The Ford story happened literally overnight and journalists are not seeing this as a problem.

So many headlines refused to name her comments as white supremacist and instead referred to them as "controversial." This is a major failure for our political discourse.
What I did in 30 minutes right here is a story.

"UCP Candidates, members, and donors still support white supremacist Caylan Ford" is your headline. Start writing.

I'm tired of you being complicit in this.

@CBCEdmonton @edmontonjournal @thestaredmonton
I'm also going to do some journalism right here.

@michaelaglasgo - Caylan Ford is a white supremacist. Why are you still supporting her?
@shandro - Caylan Ford is a white supremacist. Why are you still supporting her?
@michaelaglasgo - you can unlike the tweet but everyone is still waiting for answers.
@shandro - I noticed you unliked it too. Why did you like a white supremacists tweet?
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