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Canning candidates: Is it good for democracy?

More than 20 election candidates have been in hot water over gaffes they've made: caught peeing in a customer's cup; comparing Orthodox Jews to the Taliban; likening the RCMP to the Gestapo. All three main parties have dropped candidates for embarrassing them. Is that good for democracy? or a dangerous kind of cleansing?

 

Our guests are Simren Sandhu, founder of True North Times, which published Nine Candidate Scandals in Nine Days; and Joseph Hickey, Director of the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, which chastised NDP Leader Tom Muclair for dropping a candidate for comments he'd made about Isreal.

 

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