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  Liberals won't boot N.S. candidate over offensive posts
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Oct 05, 2019 08:54am
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AuthorGraham Slaughter
News DateSaturday, October 5, 2019 02:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTORONTO -- The Liberal Party is standing by a Nova Scotia candidate who apologized after a series of sexist and homophobic social media posts resurfaced.

The Toronto Sun reported Friday on a series of posts dating back to 2012 from Jaime Battiste, the candidate for the Nova Scotia riding of Sydney-Victoria.

Battiste has since made his Twitter account private. But in one tweet, according to the newspaper, Battiste wrote: “Cleaning, Folding, Cooking, Feeling like an Epic Fail that i havent found a woman who can stand me long enough to do this for me. #FML”

In another uncovered by the Sun, he wrote: “Why do I assume every skinny aboriginal girl is on crystal meth or pills? #toomuchaptn.”

Battiste also joked about watching men’s tennis, suggesting it sounds “exactly like gay porn…I’m told.”
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