Jerry Bance, running as a candidate in the Conservative Party of Canada for Scarborough-Rouge Park, learned this lesson Sunday. He was eliminated from the race after a video made the rounds on the online.
The video showed Bance, who runs a repair company, urinating into a coffee cup in a customer’s kitchen after fixing a dishwasher leak. Though the clip of Bance urinating was broadcast in an episode of CBC-TV’s “Marketplace” in 2012, the former candidate wasn’t identified until Sunday night.
Shortly after the video resurfaced, the hashtag #peegate was trending on Twitter throughout Canada. Users shared memes and jokes about Bance leaving the race:
— Bob Rae (@BobRae48) September 7, 2015