Manitoba Tories to oust youth president over social media comments

The Canadian Press
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WINNIPEG - An official with Manitoba's Progressive Conservative party is being ousted over social media comments about aboriginals.

Brayden Mazurkiewich, the president of the party's youth wing, is being asked to resign over a post on his Facebook page today.

The post concerns a planned urban reserve on a former Winnipeg military base, and says the land was designed for — quote — "hard-working men and women of the military, not free-loading Indian."

Party president Ryan Matthews says the comments are unacceptable.

Matthews says if Mazurkiewich doesn't quit voluntarily, the party's management committee will convene next week to deal with the matter.

Mazurkiewich was not immediately available for comment.