‘Disconnect’ in vetting gives rise to ‘political tinderbox’ for Liberals on Elghawaby controversy, say observers
If the prime minister wants to ride out the controversy with Amira Elghawaby remaining in her role, it will ‘demand a lot of work’ with caucus and from the PMO, says Laval University's Thierry Giasson.
Amira Elghawaby was announced as Canada's first special representative on combatting Islamophobia on Jan. 26. Within a few days, she faced calls for her resignation, based on a 2019 opinion piece she wrote about Quebec’s controversial religious symbols law.
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