New Brunswick Tory MP John Williams knows a thing or two about messaging. He should given that he previously worked as Steve Harper's communications director.
MP Williams, in a blatant burst of racism took a swipe at brown people brought to Canada under the Temporary Worker Programme.
New Brunswick MP John Williamson told delegates at a conference in Ottawa that it makes no sense to pay “whities” to stay home while companies bring in “brown people” as temporary foreign workers.
Obviously Williams imagined he was safe in the arms of a gaggle of fellow racists. Being a professional communications guy he never would have said this had he imagined it might get out.
Once iPolitics leaked the story, Williams raced to Twitter to apologize and cough up explanations, excuses.