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The perils of not scrutinising candidates properly...

Not that the man and woman on the Croydon omnibus would have noticed, there is another election taking place in North America, and it is the NDP, the nearest local equivalent to our own dear Labour party, that keeps falling over its shoelaces - four of its candidates have had to stand down becauuse of earlier acts of folly - or worse - showing up on the internet. Given that there are 308 seats in the Canadian House of Commons, that is really pretty bad.

So, on to the mudslinging, finger-pointing and jeering:

Andrew McKeever has thrown in the towel, despite having his leader's backing, his facebook account etc having disclosed that he made threats of violence to opponents, called a woman 'a fascist bitch', and the ne plus ultra of this: "I like the part in Schindler’s List when the guard starts waxing the prisoners". Durham, Ontario (motto - 'Forward Together') now robbed of his candidacy does not register a Jewish population from what I can see.

Julian West, their man in Saanich - Gulf Islands (Vancouver Island-ish) dropped out "after details surfaced about an environmental event he attended 12 years ago when he dropped his shorts, went skinny dipping, and asked some upset teens if they wanted to body paint him". Nice.

Dana Larsen showed on youtube ripped on hallucinogenics while driving and about to light a spliff. Given he founded the Marijuana Party of Canada, that he had not always said no to drugs is not a huge surprise. The delightfully named riding of West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country has lost his candidacy.

Kirk Tousaw wins the sympathy vote as a video of him smoking a joint showed up. Well whoppee do. He is yet another BC candidate, so that is three down, 25 to go.

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