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NDP Edmonton Southwest candidate apologizes for controversial comment on race
NDP Edmonton Southwest candidate apologizes for controversial comment on race
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NDP Edmonton Southwest candidate apologizes for controversial comment on race 

United Conservative candidate Kaycee Madu issued a full statement after racial implications were made by his NDP opponent. The poster used by New Democrat candidate included the line “vote as if your skin is not white.”

The sentence has drawn heavy criticism from voters, stating that it implies that all the UCP’s support-base is entirely white. This statement is particularly confusing in this context, with Madu being of an African-Canadian background.

“As an African-Canadian, I am deeply offended by Mr.Archer’s derogatory comment about skin colour – which is designed solely to divide and offend,” said Manu in his statement. “After four years of disastrous NDP policies, Albertans are voting in this election based on ideas for a better future, not skin colour.”

Smear tactics of this nature are generally not used by those who feel confident headed into an election, and this appears to be the case for the NDP. Recent polls have projected that the UCP is headed towards a landslide victory over the sitting New Democrats, with numbers pointing towards a majority win.

Madu also went after Archer’s use of the Alberta wildfires to garner votes. “I also condemn Mr.Archer for invoking some of the worst natural disasters in Alberta history in his cheap attempt to divide residents and win votes. Conservatives care deeply about the people and communities of this province, and the implications made here are obscene.”

What other implications are being made by this photo? In the eyes of the NDP, the UCP:

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