NDP candidate Julian West has resigned from the election race after being dogged by controversy over a skinny-dipping incident 12 years ago. […The hopeful in the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding announced his decision to drop out Tuesday morning, saying he did “not want my candidacy to detract from the campaign or from the issues that should be front and centre in this campaign.”
He said he had already informed the party of his decision.
Julian West: NDP Saanich-Gulf Islands candidate resigned from federal election campaign
“I’m going to return to my private life now, and I sincerely hope the campaign will be focused on the issues,” he said in a statement. […]
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