PQ loses candidate after racist Facebook posts surface

The Parti Québécois has lost one of its candidates, after some racist Facebook posts surfaced.

Jean Carrière, the PQ candidate for the east-end Montreal riding of LaFontaine, is bowing out of the race after some of his Facebook posts started making the rounds of social media.

One post shows a topless woman giving the finger with the caption ‘F*** Islam’.

He’s also said to have praised the Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French extreme-right Front National party.

His candidate page has been removed from the PQ’s web site, and his own Facebook page appears to have been taken down as well.