Former Surrey mayor and current federal Conservative candidate Dianne Watts is addressing the backlash from her campaign flyer.
The banner reads, “We will fight jihadist terrorists at home and abroad,” next to a Conservative Party logo.
Watts, who is running for South Surrey-White Rock after three terms as Surrey’s mayor, tried to put some distance between herself and campaign headquarters.
“I think that people deliver messages in different ways and they have different styles. I have not used that style. The national campaign has used that and some people will align with that and some people will align with the messaging that I have.”
Watts insists she still toes the party line, but puts Surrey first. She says the underlying message from the Harper government is that they’ll continue to fight on behalf of the people in war-torn Syria.