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Sep. 24, 2015

Here Are All Of The Candidates Who Have Gotten In Trouble This Election

The internet, man.

Another day, another candidate in hot water.

The 42nd federal election campaign has been especially unkind to candidates who've said or done stupid things, and you can blame it mostly on the internet.

It's getting hard to keep track of all the candidates who've run into trouble, so here's a handy-dandy roundup — in no particular order — of all the transgressors, status as candidates included.

LEGEND:

🏃= still running

👢 = got the boot

☕️ = peed in a mug

1. Joe Daniel

thestar.com

Party: Conservative

Riding: Don Valley East

The issue: The Toronto Star got its hands on a video that appears to show him telling a crowd that there's a Muslim "agenda" in the refugee crisis to change European countries "in a major way."

Status: 🏃

2. Marilyn Gladu

pressprogress.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: Sarnia—Lambton

The issue: Press Progress reported that Gladu, in a post about Muslims, wrote on Facebook that "people" who come to certain countries "want to kill everyone else."

Status: 🏃

3. Alex Johnstone

alexjohnstone.ndp.ca

Party: NDP

Riding: Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas

The issue: While apologizing for a 2008 Facebook comment in which she referred to the electric fence poles around Auschwitz as "phallic," she reportedly told the Hamilton Spectator: "Well, I didn't know what Auschwitz was, or I didn't up until today." She is vice-president of a school board in the area.

Status: 🏃

4. Erin O'Toole

Twitter: @ErinOTooleMP

Party: Conservative

Riding: Durham

The issue: His official Twitter account favourited a naughty picture posted by a porn account.

Status: 🏃

5. Tim Dutaud

globalnews.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: Toronto—Danforth

The issue: He made prank calls, including one where he pretended to have a mental disability and another where he pretended to orgasm, and posted videos of them online.

Status: 👢

6. Joy Davies

Joy Davies / Facebook

Party: Liberal

Riding: South Surrey—White Rock

The issue: She got a little too excited about pot on Facebook, saying "cannabis prohibition may have the affect of increasing domestic violence” and that there's “NO HARM in our children being in a home where cannabis is growing.”

Status: 👢

7. Blair Dale

linkedin.com

Party: Conservative

Riding: Bonavista—Burin—Trinity

The issue: He explained rap lyrics on the internet.

Status: 👢

8. Chris Brown

Twitter: @MarkRossner

Party: Liberal

Riding: Peace River—Westlock

The issue: He tweeted some profanity-laced things that included the terms "fucking bitch" and "whore."

Status: 🏃

9. ☕️ Jerry Bance ☕️

CBC / Via youtube.com

Party: Conservative

Riding: Scarborough—Rouge Park

The issue: He got caught peeing in someone's mug.

Status: 👢

10. Rick Dykstra

buzzfeed.com

Party: Conservative

Riding: St. Catharines

The issue: He was photographed drinking with teenage girls at a nightclub in his riding. One underage girl says she was bribed to stop tweeting about the night.

Status: 🏃

11. Jagdish Grewal

Facebook: jagdish.grewal.71

Party: Conservative

Riding: Mississauga—Malton

The issue: He wrote an editorial titled "Is it wrong for a homosexual to become a normal person?" in which he defended conversion therapy.

Status: 👢

12. Virginie Provost

blocquebecois.org

Party: Bloc Québécois

Riding: Mégantic—L'Érable

The issue: She once wrote that she would need only her "cell phone, a penis, and lots of chips" during a nuclear attack.

Status: 🏃

13. Maria Manna

cbc.ca

Party: Liberal

Riding: Cowichan—Malahat—Langford

The issue: She wrote Facebook posts that questioned the official account of what happened on 9/11.

Status: 👢

14. Ray Fox

ipolitics.ca

Party: Liberal

Riding: Battlefords–Lloydminster

The issue: Posted a photo that made a joke about domestic violence after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Status: 👢

15. Konstantin Toubis

pressprogress.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: King—Vaughan

The issue: He shared some questionable Russian articles on Facebook about sex and gender, including one that said a man who likes women with "bony behinds" is likely homosexual.

Status: 🏃

16. Gordon Giesbrecht

globalnews.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: Winnipeg South

The issue: In a 2009 video, he compared abortions in Canada to the Holocaust and 9/11.

Status: 🏃

17. Morgan Wheeldon

Facebook: MorganWheeldonNDP

Party: NDP

Riding: Kings—Hants

The issue: In a Facebook comment about the Palestine/Israel conflict, he wrote that one "could argue that Israel’s intention was always to ethnically cleanse the region."

Status: 👢

18. Wiliam Moughrabi

Twitter / Via cbc.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: Ahuntsic—Cartierville

The issue: He talked on Facebook about beating "the shit out of" people and posted a YouTube video that ranked women on how "hot" or "crazy" they are.

Status: 🏃

19. Chantal St-Onge

Facebook: permalink.php

Party: Bloc Québécois

Riding: Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs

The issue: She wrote a Facebook comment in support of a rally hosted by right-wing anti-Islam group Pegida.

Status: 🏃

20. Ryan Leef

BuzzFeed Canada

Party: Conservative

Riding: Yukon

The issue: Dressed in camouflage, he yelled "citizen's arrest!" and tackled a small woman who was vandalizing one of his election signs.

Status: 🏃

21. Ala Buzreba

Party: Liberal

Riding: Calgary Nose Hill

The issue: She got into a heated Twitter argument over the Israel/Palestine conflict in which she told someone to "blow their brains out," among other things.

Status: 👢

22. Beatrice Zako

Twitter: @BeatriceZako

Party: NDP


Riding:
Papineau

The issue: She once ran for a separatist party in Quebec.

Status: 👢

23. Buddy Ford

Facebook

Party: Conservative

Riding: Repentigny

The issue: He pleaded guilty to possessing one joint in 2011.

Status: 👢

24. Augustin Ali Kitoko

Twitter: @revalikitoko

Party: Conservative

Riding: Hochelaga

The issue: He shared promotional pictures of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on Facebook.

Status: 👢

25. Soheil Eid

Facebook: Soheileid

Party: Conservative

Riding: Joliette

The issue: He wrote a Facebook post that tried to compare NDP Leader Tom Mulcair to Nazi propaganda master Joseph Goebbels.

Status: 🏃

26. Chris Austin

Facebook

Party: Liberal

Riding: Sturgeon River—Parkland

The issue: After the Oct. 22 shootings in Ottawa, he posted on Facebook that "Harper has turned our Nation's Capital into a War Zone as his thirst for War." He also referred to the RCMP as the "Canadian Gestapo."

Status: 👢

27. Peter Njenga

Facebook: Dr

Party: Liberal

Riding: Abbotsford

The issue: He compared his height to that of Hitler, criticized efforts to help refugees, and suggested that cars could run on "free air power."

Status: 🏃

28. Gilles Guibord

Facebook: gilles.guibord

Party: Conservative

Riding: Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie

The issue: He referred to men as superior to women in an online comments section, and said that in Québec, the French have the "ancestral rights" to land — not the Mohawk.

Status: 👢

29. Stefan Jonasson

Twitter: @StefanJonasson

Party: NDP

Riding: Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley

The issue: He compared a sect of orthodox Jews to the Taliban on Facebook in 2012.

Status: 👢

30. Mario Tremblay

mariotremblay.liberal.ca

Party: Liberal

Riding: Manicouagan

The issue: His campaign Facebook page expressed support for the separatist movement.

Status: 🏃

31. Ethan Rabidoux

Facebook: ethan.rabidoux

Party: NDP

Riding: Perth–Wellington

The issue: In a Facebook post from 2008, he called Sarah Palin a "VPILF" (a play on the term MILF). In another post, he said he'd punch people who talked to him about climate change.

Status: 🏃

32. Marwan Tabbara

Twitter: @votetabbara

Party: Liberal

Riding: Kitchener South—Hespeler

The issue: While at a debate, he "insinuated" that Canada's CF-18s are bombing civilians in Syria.

Status: 🏃

33. Jacques Tremblay

Facebook: Jacques

Party: Bloc Québécois

Riding: Montcalm

The issue: He wrote comments on Facebook in support of the Front national, an extreme right-wing party in France.

Status: 👢

34. Noah Richler

Twitter: @knowwhereyouare

Party: NDP

Riding: Toronto–St. Paul's

The issue: One year ago, he criticized Jennifer Lawrence's "protests" over her nude photographs being stolen and shared on the web.

Status: 🏃

35. Robert Strickland

Facebook / Via cbc.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook

The issue: His Facebook account told someone they should "gain some life experience" before asking him about the economy.

Status: 🏃

36. Katherine Swampy

huffingtonpost.ca

Party: NDP

Riding: Battle River—Crowfoot

The issue: She vulgarly aired some interpersonal grievances on Facebook in 2011.

Status: 🏃

37. Cheryl Thomas

Facebook / Via news.nationalpost.com

Party: Liberal

Riding: Victoria

The issue: She called mosques "brainwashing stations" on Facebook and made inappropriate comments about the ethnicity of Santa Claus.

Status: 👢

38. Francine Crevier Bélair

Facebook: francine.belair.71

Party: Liberal

Riding: Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères

The issue: She had an outstanding loan from when she ran in a municipal election.

Status: 👢

39. Chris Lloyd

certainlynotjustin.blogspot.ca

Party: Conservative

Riding: Papineau

The issue: His candidacy was all just an art performance intended to "mess" with the Conservatives.

Status: 👢

Total number of candidates who've gotten the 👢: 19

Emma Loop is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. PGP fingerprint: BB2A EF65 4444 A4AC 6F30 760B 9C22 13B3 0938 1A00.

Contact Emma Loop at emma.loop@buzzfeed.com.

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