Saskatchewan Party Candidate Withdraws From Race!
"CBC News recently obtained documents containing allegations that Harder made inappropriate comments about others based on race, gender, marital status, weight and sexual orientation."
The following appears on the Saskatchewan Party Election website:
Harder Withdraws As Saskatchewan Party Candidate
Saturday - October 27, 2007
Saskatchewan Party candidate Dan Harder has withdrawn his candidacy for the Regina Walsh Acres constituency in the November 7 provincial election.
The decision was made after Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall learned the details of a 2006 complaint made by employees against Harder while he was the Executive Director of the Regina Big Brothers. The complaint involved allegations of inappropriate comments made by Harder to employees.
Harder responded to the complaint at the time and no further action was taken on the complaint by Big Brothers. However, after learning the details of the complaint and Harder’s response, Wall felt Harder could not continue as a Saskatchewan Party candidate.
Wall said he had been aware that there was a complaint against Harder, but only learned of the details of the matter today.
There are still some unanswered questions as to when Saskatchewan Party leader, Brad Wall knew about the allegations. He claims on one hand that he knew a year ago, but only yesterday learned the nature and seriousness of the allegations. More ....
H/T to fellow Saskatchewan blogger Giant Political Mouse
-Saskatchewan Party Website