Political parties require talented and accomplished candidates. Why then did the Conservative Party of Canada disallow Salim Mansur to represent the party in London North Centre? Mansur is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, a newspaper columnist, a full-throated opponent of radical Islam, and a devout Muslim.  Writing in the Post Millennial, Cosmin Dzsurdza unpacks the timorous thinking behind the party leadership’s decision and tells why ditching Mansur bodes ill for the upcoming election and future recruitment of Conservative candidates.

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