Don Rae’s resignation from the new Saskatchewan Health Authority board of directors on Thursday is the latest in a protracted string of internet-associated gaffes that have caused each major political parties in the province disciplining their representatives and elected participants, and getting rid of candidates from ballots.Don Rae’s resignation from the new Saskatchewan Health Authority board of directors on Thursday is the latest in a protracted string of internet-associated gaffes that have caused each major political parties in the province disciplining their representatives and elected participants, and getting rid of candidates from ballots.
Rae, the president and CEO of Yorkton-based Crusader Drilling Corp., resigned from the health authority board Thursday afternoon, hours after The Saskatoon StarPhoenix exposed a couple of posts making a laugh of Mexicans, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and previous U.S. President Barack Obama “shared” on his Facebook account.
Don Rae, a director of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority, resigned June 22, 2017, hours after it emerged that he had “shared” numerous Facebook posts — such as one six days before his appointment — making amusing of Mexicans, the Spanish language, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former U.S. President Barack Obama. SASKATOONLast August, the governing Saskatchewan Party eliminated Saskatoon University MLA Eric Olauson from a committee role and ordered him to live off social media after it emerged that he had “liked” a Facebook submit that stated, “I don’t constantly slap the s— out of Justin Trudeau supporters… but once I do, I blame climate trade…”
Months later, Olauson changed into turfed from the Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) board of administrators after inadvertently sending a constituent an email intended for one in all his group of workers individuals. The e-mail asked his staff to “research” the constituent, who became sad approximately the party’s 2017-18 austerity finances, using Compass, a Sask. Party database.
The Saskatchewan NDP has additionally had problems with social media. In an unmarried week before the province’s latest preferred election, four candidates were either eliminated or resigned from the birthday party’s slate: Terry Bell in Regina Walsh Acres, Cameron Robock in Estevan, Weyburn’s Mark Jaworski and Saskatoon’s Clayton Wilson.
Former NDP Leader Cam Broten said at the time that two of the candidates’ posts “went past horrific jokes and immaturity,” and that they “crossed the line.” One of the applicants who resigned said: “I don’t want this to be a specter that follows me around for the rest of my lifestyles.”
Inappropriate communications are not, but, restrained to the internet age. In 2008, Premier Brad Wall and Regina MP Tom Lukiwski apologized after a novice video shot in 1991 surfaced. The video shot at a Progressive Conservative campaign office, captured Lukiwski making an offensive commentary about homosexuals and Wall speak approximately then-NDP Leader Roy Romanow.
“Whenever human beings are searching for positions of strength, criminal and moral troubles grow to be a great deal extra fast,” University of Saskatchewan political studies professor and longtime Saskatchewan political commentator Joe Garcea informed The Saskatoon StarPhoenix following the applicants’ dismissal. “New generation is enhancing the ability to search for impropriety.”
Garcea’s U of S colleague Greg Poelzer, meanwhile, instructed The StarPhoenix that at the same time as there is much less tolerance than ever for beside the point or crook behavior among political figures, current social media posts are ways extra unfavorable than those made years earlier. One of the posts that caused Rae’s resignation changed into shared much less than every week before his appointment to the SHA board.
“Hang on. More is going to floor,” Pelzer said on the time.