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Politics in the Great White North

A potty break on the campaign trail. U.S. political sideshows cannot top this, though Mr. Floatie could represent a good number of our elected officials.

Mr. Floatie, a community activist who dresses up in a feces costume to decry the pumping of raw sewage into the waters off British Columbia’s capital, has withdrawn his name as a candidate for mayor.

The city had planned to challenge Mr. Floatie’s candidacy in B.C. Supreme Court.

James Skwarok, the man inside the costume, said the city apparently took issue with his candidacy because only real people can run for municipal office.

“Of course I’m not a real person,” Skwarok said earlier this week. “I’m a big piece of poop.”

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