A Liberal candidate has apologized for last year’s social media remarks, some of which contained profanity.
Her personal Twitter account was full of postings criticizing the provincial administration and those who were eager to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Jessica Dale-Walker, a candidate in Calgary’s Nose Hill district, called her tweets “thoughtless and wrong.”
Dale-Walker mentioned Sir Winston Churchill in her critique of the provincial government on March 22, 2020.
“Fit in or f— off,” Dale-Walker wrote at the time.
“We Alberta need to start fitting in. Because quite frankly, we are not as superior as our government touts.”
In a statement to Global News, Dale-Walker said her frustration with the Alberta government “for failing Albertans” lead her to run under the federal Liberal banner.
On Nov. 22, 2020, Dale-Walker was critical of “entitled” people rushing to get vaccinated like “guinea pigs.”
“That’s certainly not how I feel today,” Dale-Walker said in the statement issued by the party.
“I want to be absolutely clear I am double vaccinated and I believe all Canadians, who can, should be,” Dale-Walker’s statement read. “If my brash comments caused anyone to think otherwise, I apologize.”
She said the Liberal party believes in public health measures and she encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
Michelle Rembel Garner, the Conservative candidate for Calgary Nose Hill, attacked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for endorsing Dale Walker as the Liberal candidate, stating that Trudeau was dividing Canadians and Albertans by doing so.
In a statement, Rempel said, “I’m asking on Justin Trudeau to condemn the statements made by his Liberal candidate and explain why this Alberta bashing is acceptable in his party.” “Why does he tolerate that for Alberta?” he asks. “He would never tolerate a candidate suggesting that any other province should fit in or ‘f— off,’ or that Canada owes other provinces nothing.
Dale-private Walker’s Twitter account has subsequently been locked.
Source_ The Canadian Press