The NDP has some explaining to do after derogatory comments from a Brampton candidate surfaced online yesterday.
Jordan Boswell is the NDP candidate in Brampton Centre, and he apologized on Twitter yesterday for a comment he made at the expense of an Indigenous woman back in 2012.
About six years ago, Boswell tweeted a photo of a story on the cover of a newspaper about sex trafficking in a group home for teenage girls.
The front page blurb includes a photo of an Indigenous woman who was a former teenage prostitute and reads, "Former teenage prostitute says more can be done to help vulnerable girls avoid life in the sex trade."
Along with the photo of the story, Boswell wrote "Geez they're really letting everyone into that business these days #gottagetmesomeofthat #shejustmissedbeingpretty."
"I deeply regret the hurtful and wrong comment I made on social media. I understand this type of language is offensive and harmful. I apologize unequivocally," Boswell wrote on Twitter last night.
Many Canadians are absolutely outraged by the comment, and they're saying his short, three-sentence apology is far from enough.
According to his campaign website: "Jordan first became involved in politics as a volunteer for Jagmeet Singh during his time as a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario... After graduating from the University of Toronto and earning a Masters Degree in Political Management from Carleton University, Jordan joined Jagmeet’s historic leadership campaign and later worked as part of the Leader’s team in Ottawa."
Jagmeet was scheduled to campaign with Boswell today.