Federal election: NDP candidate in Papineau resigns

beatrice-zakoAs soon arrived soon distributed: the candidate of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding of Papineau in Montreal withdrew on Sunday his candidacy for the federal elections due in the autumn.

Beatrice Zako resigned because of comments related to his sovereigntist past, as we can read in his statement obtained by The Canadian Press email.

She claims that during the validation of the application process, some “information” including “statements made in the past, when (his) fleeting passage through another party, have not been made available to the NDP organizers “.

Yet as recently as last Thursday, the New Democratic Party said he was very comfortable with the past of the sovereigntist candidate.

Ms. Zako had served on the National Board of sovereigntist party Option nationale for three months in 2013.

She now recognizes that “some of his remarks are incompatible with the vision of the NDP,” adding that she “sincerely regrets the error.”

The former candidate concluded by saying that she would not be a “distraction” for the party and that it will continue to support, notably because of its support for the integration of immigrants into society Canadian.

After the 2011 election, former flirtations sovereignist some NDP members they have often been accused by their political opponents. Alexandre Boulerice, MNA for Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, and had repeatedly justified his gifts to Québec solidaire.

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