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POLL: Did This MP Call Someone An "NDP Whore"?

It's like The Dress, but maybe awful.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald reporter Mickey Djuric announced her resignation Thursday after her paper spiked a story about Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski apparently calling a female politician an "NDP whore."

Moose Jaw Times-Herald / Via mjtimes.sk.ca

"I humbly and respectfully maintain that the wonderful citizens of Moose Jaw and this riding deserve better; no censorship, no deceit," she wrote.

She posted this video from a month ago, which on first view does appear to show Lukiwski, who represents the riding of Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan, using the term "NDP whore."

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After the story spread, Lukiwski insisted he had said "NDP horde," as in a group of people. The horde-whore debate had already been raging on twitter.

Hmm. Not a fan of Tom Lukiwski, but to be fair, it's pretty clear to me he's saying "NDP **HORDE**". #CDNPoli https://t.co/ipxfZtvXvA

So which is it?

The case for "horde":

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Lukiwski is an experienced politician who must have seen the reporter in the room filming him a few feet away. It makes no sense for him to drop a hateful slur so nonchalantly in the middle of a pep speech, in front of a reporter.

Also right after that he talks about a "bad boundary." It sounds like he thinks the riding in question was split with an area of high-NDP support in the 2013 boundary re-drawings, and Lukiwski is saying he doesn't want that NDP horde to swing the whole riding.

  1. So, what did Tom Lukiwski say?

    "NDP whore"
    "NDP horde"

POLL: Did This MP Call Someone An "NDP Whore"?

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So, what did Tom Lukiwski say?
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    "NDP whore"
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    "NDP horde"

Paul McLeod is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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