B.C. Conservatives drop candidate amid misinformation claims – CBC

Dr. Stephen Malthouse was suspended from practising 2 years ago

Mar 28, 2024

The Conservative Party of B.C. has dropped a controversial Denman Island doctor as a candidate in this fall’s provincial election after his views on COVID-19 and vaccines circulated online on Wednesday.

Within hours of his nomination announcement, Stephen Malthouse was cut as a candidate in the riding of Ladysmith-Oceanside.

Malthouse was suspended from practising by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. two years ago.

According to the college’s website, he remains suspended.

“We are a new party, we have grown at a record pace, but some mistakes are bound to happen. Unfortunately, we nominated a couple of candidates who ultimately weren’t the right fit for our team,” said B.C. Conservative Party president Aisha Estey.

Malthouse repeatedly claimed that COVID-19 is no more deadly than the flu and that vaccines are more dangerous than the novel coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-conservative-candidate-dropped-1.7159260

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