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We’re Investigating Extreme Candidates For Public Office. Here’s How You Can Share Tips With PressProgress.

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Canada is having a federal election.

There are 338 ridings in Canada with candidates with about five or more parties running in each — that’s over 1,500 individuals seeking public office.

Legislators have the power to make important decisions that impact the lives of Canadians and their families.

During this election, PressProgress is carefully scrutinizing the people who are seeking  public office. We think that’s important, especially given the disturbing numbers of people who have been radicalized by online conspiracies during the COVID-19 pandemic and Donald Trump years.

Our past election coverage has uncovered vetted candidates who have expressed controversial statements on race or associated themselves with QAnon, a group that has been identified by the FBI as a domestic terrorist threat and a key group behind the January 6 insurrection in Washington, DC.

We want your help in identifying candidates with extreme or conspiratorial views, particularly if you have any information that shows:

• Candidates associated with extreme or conspiratorial views about COVID-19, public health measures or vaccines;

• Candidates with controversial views on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other categories of identity protected by Canadian human rights legislation;

• Candidates affiliated with groups that promote hate or work to restrict the rights of Canadians based on an extreme ideology.

If you have sensitive information you’d like to share, you can also share tips safely and securely through our anonymous tips portal.

We respect your privacy

We’re investigating extreme candidates. PressProgress is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our sources and will only ask you to share your contact info if there is no other way to independently verify the information you’ve chosen to share with us.

Any information you share with us will be held in confidence and used for journalistic purposes only. Your name will not be added to any marketing lists and PressProgress will not share any identifiable information about you with any third party whatsoever — including candidates or any political parties. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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