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Shawn Bubel drops Barrie-Innisfil nomination bid

He cites inappropriate social media posts as the cause
Shawn Bubel
Shawn Bubel. Source:

The following statement was released today by current chief of staff for John Brassard and Barrie-Innisfil PC candidate, Shawn Bubel, via his Facebook page:

A few of my Facebook postings from years ago were brought to my attention by a Toronto Star reporter.

I have reviewed my private Facebook account and regretfully found that these posts were inappropriate including a crude joke in 2007 and using a derogatory term in 2012 in conversation with a lifelong friend.

After speaking with my family I have decided not to pursue the nomination for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in the riding of Barrie-Innisfil.

I trust that those who know me understand these few unfortunate examples are not indicative of my online activity nor do they speak to my character.

– Shawn Bubel