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