Canada Tory candidate blames mental health for 'reckless' behaviour

18:52  08 may  2018
18:52  08 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A Tory parliamentary candidate has sparked outrage after claiming mental health patients could wear wristbands in order to identify their conditions. He wrote: “I wonder if wristbands for those with mental health problems is a Conservative policy or just @whereis007’s ?”

Profile photograph posted to the Facebook page for Andrew Lawton© Andrew Lawton/Facebook Profile photograph posted to the Facebook page for Andrew Lawton LONDON, Ont. - A Progressive Conservative candidate says years of struggling with mental illness are to blame for what he's described as past "failings."

Andrew Lawton has issued a statement saying an eight-year battle with an unspecified mental illness caused him to be "reckless" in nearly all areas of his life, including socially, sexually and vocationally.

Lawton, who is running in the riding of London West, says many of his past social media posts are far-removed from who he is today, but did not point to specific examples.

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Home Lifestyle Relationships NO, HORMONES AREN'T TO BE BLAMED FOE SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR . Complex thinking develops; many mental health disorders arise; and it is associated with the beginning of high-risk behaviours , like drug use.

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Critics accuse Lawton of expressing openly misogynistic, racist and homophobic views on social media posts and in his various jobs as a talk radio host and contributor to far-right Rebel Media.

Lawton is one of 11 candidates appointed by Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford to represent the party in the June 7 election.

Lawton's statement — posted on Twitter — calls on voters to show him compassion and understanding, to not judge him by past mistakes and allow him to stay on board as a Tory candidate.

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