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Someone Put A Banner On Kellie Leitch's Office That Names The Mosque Shooting Victims

"RESIGN KELLIE LEITCH"

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Someone hung a large banner calling on MP Kellie Leitch to resign on her constituency office in Collingwood, Ontario.

Bayshore Broadcasting

"Hate puts us all at risk," the banner said.

It then listed the six victims of the terror attack at a mosque in Quebec City: Azzeddine Soufiane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, and Mamadou Tanou Barry.

According to Bayshore Broadcasting, the sign was removed Tuesday morning and police are investigating.

This was hung on Kellie Leitch's office overnight in Collingwood @NewsBayshore

Leitch, who is in the running to be the next leader of the Conservative of Canada, has faced heavy criticism for her proposal to screen immigrants for "Canadian values."

Liam Richards / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Many have drawn parallels between Leitch's proposal and Donald Trump's ban on visitors, immigrants, and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. She has denied that her screening proposal targets Muslims.

What she hasn't said has also come under scrutiny. She hasn't, for example, outright condemned Trump's travel ban, and in a radio interview last year she dodged a question about racism among her supporters. On Tuesday, she told CBC News her supporters shouldn't be considered racist simply for agreeing with the screening proposal.

In 2015, she also promoted establishing a “barbaric cultural practices" tip line, though later said she regrets taking part in it.

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@KellieLeitch drop out before you destroy our Canadian Values.

@KellieLeitch You are contributing to Islamophobia in this country. Drop out of the race, resign your seat, and reflect on your life choices

But Leitch has made it clear she's sticking to her plan. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, she wrote "I won't back down just because some people disagree with me."

Facebook: KellieLeitchMP

She also said, "Elites, media and even many in the Conservative Party have been making a lot of unfortunate allegations over the last few days."

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Contact Lauren Strapagiel at lauren.strapagiel@buzzfeed.com.

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