August 30, 2019 Hassan Guillet issued a press release:
I am completely shocked by the decision of the Liberal Party of Canada to unilaterally withdraw my candidacy three months after winning the nomination contest according to the rules of the Party itself.
I confirm that I am not anti-Semitic. On the contrary, I campaign and will always campaign against all forms of racism including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
I also confirm that I have not resigned and that I do not betray the dreams of all those who believed in me and gave me their trust. My team and I are studying all the options.
I invite you to a press conference to clarify the situation.
Date: Wednesday, September 4th
Time: 10:30 am
Place: 6058 Jean-Talon East, Saint-Léonard