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Canada Trudeau won't remove Liberal candidate for racist, sexist social-media posts

21:05  06 october  2019
21:05  06 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Anti-Trudeau graffiti found outside Peterborough arena set to host Liberal campaign rally

  Anti-Trudeau graffiti found outside Peterborough arena set to host Liberal campaign rally Two messages targeting the Liberal party leader were found on the Evinrude Centre property where he is set to hold a campaign rally Thursday evening.The spray-painted, anti-Trudeau graffiti, which read "hang Trudeau," was found on a sign and a garbage bin storage unit outside the Evinrude Centre on Monaghan Road.

In a racist social media post , Battiste quotes A Christmas Story scene where Chinese waiters sing Christmas carols in broken English. “Deck the Haaas with bell of Jorry…FA RA RA RA RA, RA RA RA RAAAAAAA,” the post reads. Battiste, a law graduate from Dalhousie University in 2004, was named

In a racist social media post , Battiste quotes A Christmas Story scene where Chinese waiters sing Christmas carols in broken English. One post shows Battiste and his friends pulled over by the police for having open liquor in their vehicle. A comment on the post makes light of the incident, “LMAO a

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PLAINFIELD, Ont. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says comments made by a Liberal candidate in Nova Scotia in old social-media posts are unacceptable, but that he is not removing him as a candidate.

Jaime Battiste, who is running for the Liberals in the riding of Sydney-Victoria, issued an apology earlier this week after the Toronto Sun shared past racist and sexist remarks he had made on social media.

Battiste told the newspaper the posts were crude jokes he made at a different time in his life, but that he now realizes they were offensive.

During a campaign event in Plainfield, Ontario this morning, Trudeau said Battiste has taken responsiblity for his actions and apologized.

Trudeau called the language in the posts unacceptable, but that he is pleased Battiste has apologized unreservedly.

Trudeau sidestepped a question about whether he feels limited in his ability to censure candidates for past racist behaviours after photos and a video emerged in the first week of the campaign showing the Liberal leader wearing blackface makeup.


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