After Canceling his Political Opponents, O’Toole takes a Stand against Cancel Culture

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on July 3, 2020

On Canada Day, Conservative leadership hopeful Erin O’Toole was in Ottawa filming a video decrying how ’cancel culture’ is coming for the Canadian flag.

While there has yet to be a mainstream movement to cancel the Canadian flag, Erin O’Toole is certainly right to oppose whatever radical faction is pushing for it.  However, the major problem for O’Toole is that he has been a willing participant in cancel culture when it has suited his needs.

Back in March, CPC leadership candidate Jim Karahalios called out Erin O’Toole’s campaign chair, Walied Soliman, over his support of the carbon tax, his involvement in election fixing scandals, and a 2007 op-ed he had written in support of Sharia financing.

As a result, Erin O’Toole’s campaign pushed to get Karahalios kicked out of the race.


Erin O’Toole is certainly correct when he talks about how dangerous the ideology of ‘cancel culture’ can be.  However, his contention that it is exclusively a problem of the radical Left is undermined by his own willingness to cancel others when it benefits his political ambitions. This is evidently no “true blue” Conservative.

If Erin O’Toole really wanted to send a message on the negative effects of ‘cancel culture,’ perhaps he should retract his complaint and let Jim Karahalios back into the race.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

7 responses to “After Canceling his Political Opponents, O’Toole takes a Stand against Cancel Culture”

  1. Mary wall says:

    Eron otoole is the best candidate to run for the leader of the conservative party, he is well spoken, and Peter mckey would like Nothing better then for Eron otool’e not to win ,Peter is a dirty liberal ,he went on national American tv to tell the world andrew scheer had a stinkin elbatros hanging around his neck ,He wanted Scheer to resighn ,he couldn’t wait to throw his name in the race, Peter mckey is dirty, the last thing canada needs .

    • Dennis Warner says:

      The ability to spell their names correctly would go a long ways in extending credibility in your comments (although I agree) 🤔

    • Tom says:

      Are you a liberal plant to make Conservatives look like uneducated hicks?

  2. Darwin Armstrong says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Neither O’Toole or McKay get my vote.

  3. Andrew says:

    Isnt what o’toole did to karahalios cancel cuture too? Answer yes it is so erin o’toole is the same as antifa

  4. Bindardondat says:

    Let the Conservative members decide for themselves whether Jim Karahalios is worthy of becoming leader. The decision to exclude this man from the race is proof that Consrvative politicians are no different than any other political party.

  5. Rick says:

    The Conservative Party is just as corrupt as the Libersl party. Proof is the Jim Karahalios fiasco, that O’Toole orchestrated and the political elites of the CPC pushed. Total BS