Conservative candidate apologizes 'unequivocally' for allegedly homophobic comments on Twitter - 2019-09-13

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F0.png Conservative candidate apologizes 'unequivocally' for allegedly homophobic comments on Twitter September 13, 2019, Tom Blackwell, National Post

Another federal election candidate's social-media past has come back to haunt him, prompting an abject apology for allegedly homophobic comments and calls from his main rival to resign.

Conservative Arpan Khanna was scheduled to campaign Friday evening in Ontario's Brampton North riding with Tory leader Andrew Scheer, but Friday morning was in damage-control mode. Khanna issued a statement voicing deep regret over comments he made on Twitter nine years ago, at a time he said he was a teenager.

Just a day into the election campaign, Khanna is at least the third candidate to be tripped up by online history, with a Liberal and a Conservative already forced to resign over past remarks.

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