‘Eskimo’ comment lands Conservative MP in trouble

An animated video poking fun at the Wheat Board has landed a Conservative MP in hot water.

APTN National News
An animated video poking fun at the Wheat Board has landed a Conservative MP in hot water.

In the video, one character says to another, “slow down young man, you are talking Eskimo.”

The video was posted on the website of Conservative MP David Anderson.

Canada’s national Inuit organization condemned the video saying that the comment was offensive to Inuit.

Anderson’s office removed the video and apologized.

Online Producer / Ottawa

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.