It's hard to believe now but years ago, the NDP used to be close to the left wing of the Catholic Church.
They even had a priest who was an MP which was one of the reasons the Church made a rule stating you could either be a Priest or an MP, but not both.
But times and the NDP have changed when it comes to Catholicism, despite how Tom Mulcair likes to talk about his big Catholic family.
A few highly offensive anti-Catholic tweets made just a couple of years ago by his Director of Communications, Shawn Dearne, were recently revealed.
Dearne apologized adding, those aren't my views. Considering Dearne's involvement with Ottawa politics and media and his marriage to CBC Power & Politics regular Ian Capstick, it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect they'd have found a way to make those tweets disappear in the time since he was hired back in February.
Unless of course they knew it wouldn't hurt them. It's hard not to come to the conclusion that despite the apology, Dearne probably still wholeheartedly agrees with the sentiment and also knows that if it isn't about a Tory, it won't be a story.
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