Entries by Amy MacPherson from 11/2012

Is This Politician Insulting War Vets?

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Politics

In running for the by-election in Durham Ontario, Bev Oda's former riding, Grant Humes has managed to generate controversy amidst the excitement. As his election sign was revealed on social media leading up to Remembrance Day, it generated negative responses from veteran families the candidate wasn't expecting. Facebook followers of the campaign page shared their criticisms ranging from "offensive" to "publicity stunt," "classless" and "shameless as stealing a poppy box." Part of the problem was confusion about the sign itself.