WINNIPEG - The president of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party’s youth wing has resigned after making an offensive comment about aboriginal people online.
Brayden Mazurkiewich posted the comment on his Facebook profile Friday, shortly after hearing news a Federal Court had ruled First Nations leaders need to be consulted before the Kapyong Barracks, a former Canadian Forces base, can be sold.
“If they build a reserve inside this city I think that will be the last straw and I will finally leave what is becoming the laughing stock,” Mazurkiewich wrote on his Facebook page.
“That was built for hardworking men and women of the military, not freeloading Indians,” he later wrote.
Within minutes of the story breaking, Tory party president Ryan Matthews told QMI Agency he requested Mazurkiewich’s resignation Friday afternoon, deeming Mazurkiewich’s comments as “detrimental to our party.”
Mazurkiewich had served as the party’s youth president since February.
He did not immediately return a request for comment.