Trudeau to say more about candidates under controversy for social media posts

Liberal candidates under fire for comments on Twitter and Facebook

    VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he will have more to say later Thursday about two candidates who have come under controversy for past posts on social media.

    Trudeau was asked about two of his candidates while he was campaigning in Vancouver.

    He said he will speak later Thursday with Christopher Brown, the Liberal candidate for the Alberta riding of Peace River-Westlock.

    Past tweets from a Twitter account with the name Christopher W. Brown surfaced Wednesday night, sparking controversy.

    Screen grabs of the tweets posted by the Huffington Post show messages using profane language, including derogatory language in reference to women.

    The party is also facing questions over Joy Davies, a candidate for the British Columbia riding of South Surrey-White Rock.

    A Huffington Post story said Wednesday night that Davies is standing by comments she reportedly made on Facebook saying that marijuana decreases domestic violence, causes no harm to children and that the Canadian Cancer Society supports the pharmaceutical industry.

    Trudeau said the views expressed by Davies don’t reflect his nor those of the Liberal party, and he will have more to say about the situation later Thursday.