A Conservative strategist who has held numerous roles with the Conservative Party, and was closely connected to Andrew Scheer’s leadership campaign, has come out in favour of breaking up refugee children from their parents.

Georganne Burke is a long-time Conservative strategist and served as multicultural outreach chair for Scheer’s leadership campaign.

Burke also ran Conservative MPP Gila Martow’s 2018 election campaign. Martow went out of her way to specifically thank her on Twitter. A Toronto Star article also cites Burke as Martow’s campaign manager.

Burke’s tweet isn’t a one-off post. In January she expressed her support for Trump’s hardline immigration policies:

She also defended Trump’s conduct around women, arguing that those accusing Trump of sexual assault – over 20 as of writing – were “not credible”.

Burke also has a history of racism towards minority groups. She was featured in a Vice story on the connections between Scheer’s campaign and racist anti-Muslim groups:

Georganne Burke, the Scheer campaign’s Outreach Chair, was involved in the founding of Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms (C3RF). The group warns that the Liberal government is criminalizing criticism of Islam and opening the door for a Sharia (Islamic) takeover of Canadian law. C3RF plans to hold events across the country to advocate against M103 and the Trudeau government.