- When he saw that at least one of his candidate’s election placards had been destroyed by ugly and misogynistic vandalism, chevalier
- Schreiner made a statement agreeing with Brooks and condemning the graffiti, which he described as “abuse” that had no place in politics.
After realizing that at least one of his candidate’s election signs had been vandalized by nasty and misogynistic vandalism, Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner issued a statement before the debate.
Krystal Brooks, the Simcoe-North candidate, had asked voters why they “don’t see too many women or minorities in politics” on social media earlier in the day.
Following that came a video of one of her election signs with “Go back to the reserve B***” inscribed on it.
On the other side, a rough sketch in black marker said, “suck another one w****.”
Brooks wrote in her post, “Politics has never welcomed us with open arms.” “I understand what I signed up for and that this is something that may be expected. But knowing doesn’t make things any easier.
“However, this is precisely why human trafficking victims and survivors remain silent. It’s also why there aren’t enough women, BIPOCs, or LGBTQ2S in politics.”
Schreiner issued a statement saying he agrees with Brooks and condemns the graffiti, calling it “abuse” that has no place in politics.
“The Green Party of Ontario is dedicated to making Ontario a more equitable and anti-racist jurisdiction. And it begins with empowering and elevating the voices of our diverse and strong candidates like Krystal.”
This isn’t the first time in Ontario that an election sign has been defaced. Someone spray-painted the term “Nazi” on the posters of a Liberal candidate, and the NDP candidate for Kanata-Carleton tweeted photographs of her campaign signs with graffiti, including one that said “witch.”
Source: Global news
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