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Tories say Langley candidate attended event with people dressed in blackface; deny she wore makeup

Last Updated Sep 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm PDT

Pictures posted online suggest Cloverdale-Langley City candidate Tamara Jansen took part in an event, where individuals dressed as Zwarte Piet, a folklore character folklore of the Low Countries, in complete blackface. (Courtesy @EdtheSock/Twitter)
Summary

It appears a Conservative candidate in Cloverdale-Langley City may be dealing with a blackface scandal of her own

Tories confirm Tamara Jansen was at an event with people dressed in blackface, but says she didn't wear any makeup

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – A local Conservative candidate could be dealing with a blackface scandal of her own.

Pictures posted online suggest Cloverdale-Langley City candidate Tamara Jansen took part in an event with people dressed in blackface.

The Conservative Party confirms Jansen was at the event, but denies she wore any makeup.

A social media post suggests the event took place in 2016.

We’ve reached out to Jansen for comment.