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Liberal MP blasted over racist ‘sobriety’ ad in newspaper, but it was written by First Nations Drum newspaper – National Post

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2015540 Views

July 15, 2015

Liberal MP blasted over racist ‘sobriety’ ad, but it was written by First Nations Drum newspaper

A Liberal MP came under fire Wednesday over a newspaper ad that congratulated aboriginal high school graduates on staying sober, but it turns out a member of the First Nations Drum‘s sales team wrote the offending slogan.

A photograph of the ad was posted on Twitter around 11 a.m. by Jacqui Gingras, a New Democratic Party of Canada candidate for the B.C. riding of North Okanagan-Shuswap

“Congratulations to all 2015 Aboriginal High School graduates. Sobriety, education and hard work lead to success,” the ad said, next to a photo of MP Joyce Murray, who is seeking reelection in Vancouver Quadra.

Read More: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/racist-ad-that-congratulated-aboriginal-students-on-sobriety-was-written-by-first-nations-drum-not-liberal-mp

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