More from NDP's Anthony Marco - Ontarians are "lazy"

Tells "foreigners" that Canadians are "just making fun of you behind your back"

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath's hand-picked candidate in Niagara West-Glanbrook, Anthony Marco has more disturbing comments posted on his website.  Yesterday it was discovered that he believes Naziism is just like any other religion, and those who dedicate their lives to fighting fascist Nazis are "pretty messed up."

Then the NDP altered a transcript they released to the media, deliberately misleading the media about a key aspect of Marco's comments.

But Marco's website lovehatethings.com contains more controversial comments.

In one posting titled The Real Reason, Marco takes a shot at all Ontarians, calling them lazy:  "The real reason the economy is so messed up is because we're lazy." (The Real Reason blog post, lovehatethings.com, undated)

In a podcast, Marco says Canadians are just pretending to be polite: "Foreigners often call us polite but really we're just making fun of you behind your back so we don't hurt your feelings." (Anthony Marco, Podcast 95, 2:25, lovehatethings.com)

When discussing a made-up game show concept, Marco discloses what he thinks tourists do in Thailand: "...and the winner gets a trip to Thailand where they get to engage in one of the great Thai pastimes, auto-erotic asphyxiation." (Anthony Marco, Podcast 98, 9:00, lovehatethings.com)

In another podcast Marco, a teacher, talks about children in Las Vegas: "First of all, why do people bring their f***ing kids to Vegas?" (Anthony Marco, Vegas Podcast 10, 3:06, lovehatethings.com)

On the importance of voting, Marco says: "If you've never found cause to drag your ass off your couch to get to a polling station and cast a ballot, I'm going to be the last one to criticize because I've been there and my couch has the indentation to prove it.  My last word on the elections is that I hate the electoral process..." (Anthony Marco, Podcast 17, lovehatethings.com)

"This is a test for Andrea Horwath and her leadership. Yesterday the NDP doctored their transcripts, took down his website, but does Andrea Horwath stand by these comments or not? Is this the calibre of her team, or will she finally do the right thing and dismiss Mr. Marco?" said Laurel Broten, MPP (Etobicoke Lakeshore).

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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