Liberal exec resigns after blog comment

Filed as News on December 26, 2005 9:08 pm

by Duncan

A high-ranking official within the Canadian Liberal Party resigned Monday after he made disparaging comments on his blog about NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow.

Canow News reports that Mike Klander, executive vice-president of the Liberal party’s Ontario wing, stepped down after photographs of Chow, the NDP candidate for the Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina, and a chow chow dog were posted on his blog dated Dec. 9 under the heading “Separated at Birth.” and comments that stated that “I think Jack Layton is an asshole . . . for no reason other than it makes me feel good to say it . . . and because he is.”

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  1. By Paul Short posted on December 26, 2005 at 10:18 pm
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    Rightfully so, in fact, he should have been fired (which is probably what happened, but they let him save face).

    BTW, this whole election thing here in Canada is the biggest sham yet. Read the left and right of it at the toronto star and toronto sun online and see for yourself. It’s amazing how stupid these candidates think the public is. It’s even more amazing when you see they’re right in a lot of respects.

  2. By Ralph posted on December 27, 2005 at 1:23 am
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    I can’t think of anything that anyone does in Canada worth commenting on.

  3. By Bene D posted on December 27, 2005 at 2:05 pm
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    Hey Duncan: Typo. Canoe not Canow.
    Not that it matters to Ralph.:^)

  4. By Bec posted on December 27, 2005 at 5:11 pm
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    OOPS!

  5. By steven streight aka vaspers the grate posted on February 18, 2006 at 1:57 am
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    I wonder if Ralph is an USA citizen. If so, he’s shooting himself in the arse by dissing Canada.

    Canada is the #1 importer of USA goods, our main customer, if my statistics are not outdated.

    I love Canada and everything Canadian. Canada has much better music than USA, far more radical and progressive, actually broadcasting Alvin Curran’s noise experiments and other electronix wizards.