An NDP candidate in B.C., Julian West, has dropped out of the federal election after receiving unwanted exposure over going nude in front of teenagers more than a decade ago.
"After thinking about it, I have determined that I do not want to continue as a candidate and I have informed the party of that decision," Julian West said.
Mr. West allegedly dropped his shorts while a group of teenagers were body painting and said "paint me all over." He also went skinny dipping. This is alleged to have happened in 1996 while Mr. West was attending a conference sponsored by the Duncan chapter of Leadership Initiative For the Earth.
After investigating the incident in 1996, police did not lay charges, chalking up the incident to inappropriate, not criminal, behaviour.