Liberal candidate apologizes for Facebook post

Facebook site for Nepean-Carleton Liberal candidate Jack Uppal on May 10, 2014.

Facebook site for Nepean-Carleton Liberal candidate Jack Uppal on May 10, 2014.

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 6:53 PM ET

TORONTO — An Ontario Liberal candidate posted on his Facebook site that women’s brains are better at learning languages, while men’s brains are better suited to solving problems.

Since his party is led by Ontario’s first woman premier, Kathleen Wynne, Nepean-Carleton Liberal candidate Jack Uppal quickly needed to put those problem-solving skills to work.

“I received and re-shared a Facebook posting that, if taken literally, is without question offensive to both women and men. It was certainly not my intent that the post be taken literally or to offend anyone,” Uppal said in a statement Saturday. “I apologize unreservedly.”

In the Jan. 30 Facebook posting, titled Human Brain Analysis — Man vs. Woman, it’s argued that gender plays a big role in how people’s minds work.

For instance, women are good at multitasking, learning languages and lying to a person’s face, it says.

Men, on the other hand, struggle to watch TV and talk on the phone at the same time.

The male sex is better at solving problems, reading maps, driving and speaking directly, it says.


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