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Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home

The man was repairing a sink at a woman’s home when he grabbed a mug, urinated in it and then emptied it in the sink.

Image: CBC News

A TORONTO BUSINESSSMAN who had been running for Parliament with Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s party made the wrong kind of splash and has been dropped by his party after being caught on video urinating in a coffee mug.

The tinkling tale is that of Jerry Bance, who had been filmed while working as an appliance repairman.

Bance was recorded by the Canadian Broadcast Corp’s hidden cameras in 2012 as he was peeing into a cup and pouring it down the sink while on a service call. The homeowner was in the next room.

Bance runs an appliance repair company, and the CBC was reporting on home repair companies.

A Conservative party spokesman said today “Mr. Bance is no longer a candidate.” He had been running in a Toronto district in 19 October election.

Bance said in a statement he “deeply regrets” the incident and it doesn’t reflect who he is as person or professional.

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Just hours after announcing that Bance was out, the Conservatives said that they had dropped another Toronto parliamentary candidate — Tim Dutaud, who had been seen making prank calls in several videos posted on YouTube, including one where he pretends to have a mental disability.

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