Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray has apologized for a print ad under her name that touted "sobriety, education and hard work" as keys to success for high school graduates.
"I would like to apologize unreservedly for the deeply offensive language in this advertisement.
I was not aware of this advertisement and did not approve of its content. However, I assume full responsibility for what has happened and I offer my most sincere apologies to all those who were offended by this comment."
The ad appeared in The First Nations Drum newspaper. Editor Len O'Connor told CBC News that the ad was written by an aboriginal member of the sales department, and approved by one of Murray's staffers.
The MP did not see the copy, and O'Connor highlighted that Murray is "very supportive" of First Nations issues.
O'Connor says his paper will be printing an apology and says it was their mistake.Joyce Murray or her team did not write the copy in the ad.— Connie Walker (@connie_walker) July 15, 2015
Murray has been the Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra since 2008. She is running for re-election in October's federal vote.
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