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NDP Candidate Sandra Arias, who was running in Battlefords-Lloydminster in Saskatchewan, withdrew from the race this morning citing “the financial strain of a historically long election.” The True North Times did some digging, and uncovered some choice remarks she had made online. Given her withdrawal, we decided the information still needed to come to light. The article below has been published as it was written before Arias withdrew.

 

Meet Sandra Arias. She doesn’t like fighting online, but also apparently dislikes racing in the Special Olympics:

 

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Onto the economy, despite what Mulcair has repeated so many times about being in a recession, she doesn’t seem to agree because…it’s obviously government propaganda?

 

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That was published in January of this year, so she probably just wasn’t up to date on whether a recession was politically convenient for the NDP. But, if we were in a recession, Arias had some early ideas of what the post-capitalist Canada should look like (hint, exactly like the pre-capitalist one):

I disagree with the global markets and how it controls even local economy’s..Let’s bring back the horse and buggy!! The man power! When enough was plenty!!

 

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You’ll notice that it was harder for disabled peoples to get around before electricity, but disability rights are clearly not a priority here. As a measure of consolation, at least she’s not in favour of First Nations rising up and literally seizing control of Canada. Wait, nevermind:

 

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Why stop at 50%? That seems a bit much to give back to our imperial rulers, but these are the writings of a uniquely opinionated individual. At this time, it’s unclear whether Arias was nominated because the NDP voters are overwhelmingly disinterested in the Special Olympics, or if they just have a particular fondness for the horse and buggy. With her abrupt withdrawal this morning, these comments are no longer as relevant to that candidacy race, but still valuable in the pursuit of vetting local candidates.

 

 

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