I have spoken with Tom Lukiwski in regards to the comments some are attributing to him which appeared on the internet earlier today. I have seen the video in question and it is very difficult to determine what was said. Mr. Lukiwski strongly denies that he used the word in question. He has also reached out to the NDP candidate in order to assure her that no such insult was ever used or intended. Let me be clear. If derogatory language had been used, any member of Caucus would have already been removed. I have accepted Mr. Lukiwski’s explanation in regards to these comments.