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This Guy's Run For Office Ended Because Of An Alleged "Hamster Eating" Video

It's definitely poutine, right?

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A would-be Ontario politician says his candidacy was killed by the party because of an old video in which someone is alleged to have eaten a hamster off a hockey stick.

Derek Duval / Via Facebook

Derek Duval was running to be the Progressive Conservative nominee in the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. In a Facebook post, Duval said he had sold about 1,200 new party memberships before being told he was disqualified — just days before the nomination meeting.

"Seeing no other outcome than me winning the nomination, the party made the decision to disallow my candidacy — using the flimsy excuse of a video I was part of many years ago," Duval said.

Facebook: derek.duval.gpr

That video, which Duval also uploaded to Facebook, is a “mockumentary” he helped film in 2012 about a hockey tournament.

Duval says a party official who spoke with him "accused me of filming someone eating a hamster," and that this weighed heavily in the decision to disqualify him from the nomination race.

"I informed Mr. Dunlop that the guy was eating poutine off of a hockey stick," Duval said. "Those facts didn't matter."

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The whole thing has people confused.

I do not know what is happening and I don't know if I want to https://t.co/IDTEHQXSQu

Like... HOW?

How is it...I just don't...How can there be confusion over whether someone is eating a HAMSTER or poutine?!

At least this came out just in time to make all the year-end lists of "weird Canadian shit that happened in 2016."

Canada submits it's entry for strangest political scandal of the year. Was it a hamster or poutine? https://t.co/JIucPIA0dv

  1. OK, let's settle it. What's happening here?

    Derek Duval
    This guy is eating a hamster.
    It's obviously poutine!
    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

This Guy's Run For Office Ended Because Of An Alleged "Hamster Eating" Video

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    This guy is eating a hamster.
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    It's obviously poutine!
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    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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