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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:25 PM
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Liberals sack Quebec candidate who founded white-supremacist group
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 03:25 PM by Newsjock
Source: The Globe and Mail

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff has fired one of his Quebec candidates over disparaging remarks he made about aboriginal Canadians.

Andr Forbes had been the candidate in Manicougan, a community in northern Quebec. He was the founder and former spokesperson of lAssociation des droits des blancs, or the Association for the Rights of Whites.

In a statement, Mr. Ignatieff said that Mr. Forbes has been informed he is no longer a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada.

... It was the NDP who revealed Mr. Forbes's past and his remarks, including calling native Canadians featherheads and suggesting that governments recognized their rights over those of white people. The party sent out a release Wednesday morning questioning Mr. Ignatieff's judgment in having Mr. Forbes as a candidate.


Of note: The party is able to decide who can and cannot call themselves a member of the party on a ballot.
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