Opinion-Policy Nexus

Published on Sept. 10, 2015, in the CBC News.

Liberal candidate Chris Brown has apologized for making profanity-laced remarks on Twitter, attributing them to booze-fuelled anger over the death of his partner in an accident involving a drunk driver.

Each party has vetting processes to screen candidates, but some background searches don't turn up all the potentially damaging material. Usually, the goal of bringing it to light is not to discredit the individual candidate, but to damage the party brand, Perrella said.

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