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Winnipeg MP stands by Twitter slurs

NDP member dropped F-bombs on Tories

Winnipeg MP Pat Martin, one of the NDP’s most prominent members in the Commons, refused to apologize on Thursday for a slur he tweeted against the Harper government on Wednesday, after the Tories shut down debate on a budget bill, the Globe and Mail reports. “This is a f–ing disgrace… closure again. And on the Budget! There’s not a democracy in the world that would tolerate this jackboot s–,” read the tweet. Interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel appeared to stand by Martin’s Twitter utterings, noting in a statement that, “his language was not appropriate and could have been offensive to some,” but also that “the Conservatives’ actions are not appropriate in a democracy and offensive to all Canadians.”

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