Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 am ·  5 Comments
On Saturday, August 29, 2015 Mayor Burton tweet created quite a stir on Twitter, to the point of #ResignOakvilleMayor trending in Canada.
Rob Burton’s comment regarded the Prime Minister’s decision to increase his security detail by hiring Veterans, which is above and beyond what is already provided by the RCMP.
“Any political parties had private police using veterans before?” Burton tweet linked to Wikipedia pages on Hitler’s Brownshirts and Mussolini’s Blackshirts. “Any others?”
Jason Kenny, a senior federal conservative tweeted back: “Mayor Burton of Oakville has compared Canadian military veterans who do private security work to NAZIs. Please apologize”
Burton’s tweet took on a life of its own. Burton then ended up on almost every major media outlet in Canada from the Toronto Star to CTV. He finally issued the following tweet: “I apologize to all vets for my remarks. I regret any impact on their feelings or pride. I celebrate the way they went to fight for freedom.”
Mayor Burton has supported the Liberal Party both Federally and Provincially for the past serval years.
What are your thoughts: