At least one Liberal candidate has been in the news recently for controversial reasons. Jaime Battiste, who is running in the Sydney-Victoria riding, recently had several tweets unearthed that were deemed "sexist", "racist", and "homophobic" in nature. Jaime Battiste's tweets have since been deleted, but are being used as a point of attack by the Conservatives. However, Battiste will still be allowed to run in his riding.\nTrudeau was out planting trees on October 6 and took some time to field questions from the press. He was asked by Abigail Bimman of Global News why an apology was fine for Battiste when the Conservatives had removed their own candidate for making "homophobic" remarks, a reference to former Conservative candidate Heather Leung.\nTrudeau was brief, saying only, "Mr. Battiste took responsibility for his actions and apologized." When asked a follow up comparing Battiste's tweets to Trudeau's blackface controversy, Trudeau said essentially the same thing.\nA Liberal spokesperson told CTV News that the party would stand by Battiste, echoing Trudeau's statement. "He has issued a formal apology for his past social media statements," the spokesperson said, according to CTV.\nThe Conservative Party had already issued their own statement on Battiste's tweets, calling his remarks "disgusting and inexcusable."\nJustin Trudeau must fire Liberal candidate with history of sexism and misogynyhttps://t.co/K0tBd5BcC5— Conservative Party (@CPC_HQ) October 5, 2019\n"While some of Battiste’s comments are too inappropriate to repeat, he joked about sexually assaulting women and believes their role is to clean, cook and fold laundry," the statement read.\n"Justin Trudeau says he’s a feminist, but as we have seen time and time again his own decisions and actions speak louder than his words."\nMeanwhile, the reaction on Twitter has been mostly negative toward the Liberals for still allowing Battiste to run in his riding.\n"Condescending, moralizing, virtue signalling Liberals and 98% of Cdn media having enabled them are down to tolerating Liberal candidates who've expressed racist, misogynist and antisemitic advocacy. Liberals know liberal voters, they'll vote anything in," wrote @surveilz.\n"Hypocrisy has become the defining characteristic of the Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau. They were once so much better than this," wrote @LimitiedTimeOff1.\nCondescending, moralizing, virtue signalling Liberals and 98% of Cdn media having enabled them are down to tolerating Liberal candidates who've expressed racist, misogynist and antisemitic advocacy.Liberals know liberal voters, they'll vote anything in.https://t.co/lSKfZoXW6Z— Mr. Surveillance 🇨🇦 (@surveilz) October 7, 2019\nHypocrisy has become the defining characteristic of the Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau. They were once so much better than this.— Greenland, USA@GreenlandForSale (@LimitedTimeOff1) October 7, 2019\n@JaimeBattiste Why do I assume that every Liberal is full of it when they apologize? #imsorryforwhatisaidwheniwasracist— RC (@DowntheCounty76) October 7, 2019\nIt's shameful on @JaimeBattiste part. It's pathetic on the part of @JustinTrudeau & the @liberal_party of Canada.The LPC has lost the respect of every adult Canadian... but sadly, some ultra-partisan hicks will vote for any Trudeau candidate on the ballot #LiberalHypocrisy— 𝕋𝕦𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕣⚓#AnyoneButTrudeau (@CaptnJabberJaws) October 7, 2019\nYet #fakefeminist Trudeau hammers Scheer and his candidates? The REAL bigots are the LPC and Trudeau!! Trudeau won't remove Jaime Battiste from Liberal roster for racist, sexist social-media posts https://t.co/zemZeS9RBD via @nationalpost— Suze Michelini (@emilia_suze) October 7, 2019\n@calgaryherald @nova_politics Jaime Battiste has earned my utter contempt and loathing in a remarkable time. This idiot has absolutely no place in political office, he is clearly the antithesis of a heroic Mik'maq man of antiquity. NO TO CORNWALLIS' TRUSTED SHOESHINER.🍁🍁💎🍁🍁— Our Man Yaradan! 💯🥋🥍 "they" lost, WE WON 🤗🍁📀 (@Yaradan9) October 7, 2019\nWhy is Jaime Battiste still a Liberal candidate?The Liberals are sticking with him because they have confidence that he'll win, and in a tight race, every seat counts.It's that simple. Morals come second. Just ask Eva Nassif.#cdnpoli @EvaNassifVimy https://t.co/oN2kf1vE2t— David Jacobs (@DrJacobsRad) October 6, 2019\nProof of bias: Compare CBC hounding @AndrewScheer after he quickly expelled a candidate in contrast with their blasé treatment of Trudeau, who says @JaimeBattiste's sexist and racist social media posts are "unacceptable" yet still allows him to run for the Liberal Party. #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/gx1YaNK6pk— Pundit Class 🇨🇦 (@punditclass) October 6, 2019\nThe Canadian federal election will take place on October 21, with the English debates taking place on October 7.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.