A Canadian Conservative election candidate who was caught on camera urinating into a coffee mug is no longer running for the party, a party spokesman said on Monday.
Jerry Bance had been a candidate for the ruling Conservatives in a Toronto-area district ahead of the Oct. 19 vote.
CBC News reported that Bance, a service technician, had been caught on a hidden camera urinating into a coffee mug during a house call to repair a leaky sink in 2012. It said he then dumped the contents of the mug into the sink he was supposed to be fixing.
He was filmed during an episode of the network’s consumer watchdog program "Marketplace," which was investigating whether homeowners were being overcharged for simple repairs.
CBC said a tip on Sunday pointed out Bance was the technician in the story.
"Mr. Bance is no longer a candidate," Conservative spokesman Stephen Lecce said in a statement.
Bance could not immediately be reached for comment. But CBC said he issued a statement in which he expressed regret, adding the footage "does not reflect who I am as a professional or a person." （Reuters）
candidate：名詞，候選人。例如：a presidential candidate.（總統候選人。）
episode：名詞，（廣播電視節目）連續劇的一集。例句：Millions of people are expected to watch the show’s final episode.（上百萬人期待觀賞這個節目的最後一集。）
point out：動詞片語，指出。例句：Could you point out the restrooms, please.（你能告訴我洗手間在哪裡嗎？有勞了。）