09/07/2015 12:20 EDT | Updated 09/07/2016 01:12 EDT

NewsAlert: Tories drop candidate who made prank calls, posted videos online

TORONTO — The Conservative Party says a man seen making prank calls in several online videos — including one where he pretends to have a mental disability — is no longer a candidate.

The party says Tim Dutaud is the same person in the videos posted on YouTube and will no longer be running in the riding of Toronto-Danforth.

News of Dutaud being dropped from the Conservative slate comes as Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to improve disability grants if re-elected next month.

It also came just hours after the party announced that a man who was reportedly caught on camera urinating into a coffee cup while working as an appliance repairman was no longer a candidate.

More to come.



The Canadian Press