Inappropriate comments stem from outdated sense of humour: Manitoba politician

Cliff Graydon says he is only guilty of having a sense of humour that stems from another era

A Manitoba legislature member who was booted from the governing Progressive Conservative caucus over inappropriate remarks says he is not a sexual harasser.

Cliff Graydon says he is only guilty of having a sense of humour that stems from another era, and had no intention of harming anyone.

Graydon, who is 72, was kicked out of caucus last month after media reports said he invited two junior staff members to sit on his lap and invited another to lick food off his face.

READ MORE: Comedian’s remarks ‘inappropriate’: Heritage Minister Melanie Joly

Graydon says he has no memory of the face remark and has apologized for any inappropriate comments.

Graydon says he will sit as an Independent and will not run for re-election in 2020.

Graydon stirred up controversy last winter when he called asylum-seekers crossing the border a drain on society.

The Canadian Press

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Keremeos skating rink extends season

The Keremeos skating rink will remain open as long as their favourable weather and people use it.

Cold case files: Penticton man still missing after two years

Penticton RCMP are hoping that re-sharing of this information may lead to new tips from the public

Talks continue on structure of regional fire departments

Okanagan-Similkameen directors heard under the current structure the CAO’s title would need to change

PRICK! sees increase in patients

The rainbow friendly service offers STI and HIV screening monthly

First Things First evoking the power of song and play

Environmental group educating through entertainment

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Heavy snowfall expected for Coquihalla, Okanagan valley

Coquihalla highway, the Connector, and Highway 3, from Princeton to Allison Pass are getting snow.

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Video: Runaway Coquihalla dog returned to owner

Archer, the dog found roaming along Coq. Hwy. on Jan. 19, has been reunited with owner

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Most Read