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Tory MP Devinder Shory Slams John Williamson's 'Racist' Remarks

03/10/2015 05:39 EDT | Updated 05/10/2015 05:59 EDT
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OTTAWA - Another Conservative MP is criticizing a caucus colleague over racial remarks about temporary former workers.

Devinder Shory, who represents a Calgary riding, calls New Brunswick MP John Williamson's comments racist and says he is outraged.

Williamson told delegates at a conference in Ottawa on Saturday that it makes no sense to pay "whities" to stay home while companies bring in "brown people" as temporary foreign workers, the political website iPolitics reported.

The New Brunswick MP posted a series of tweets Saturday to apologize for the language he used in talking about the controversial federal program.

But those apologies didn't appear to quell the anger of Williamson's colleagues.

Deepak Obhrai, another Calgary Conservative, used Twitter to criticize Williamson, saying years of outreach work with ethnic communities had gone down the drain as a result of the comment.

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