July 25, 2014 9:53 pm

Vision Vancouver candidate drops out over masturbation video

Sometimes your past can come back to haunt you.

Trish Kelly was hoping for a spot on the Vancouver park board under the Vision Vancouver banner.

But when the party learned of a video she made eight years ago as a performance artist talking about her masturbation regime, she was urged by the party to drop out.

Compare Kelly’s video with the antics of Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who after all the headlines, is still running for re-election.

It makes Kelly wonder if anyone with an artistic bent could ever run for politics nowadays.

Kelly says she put a lot of hard work into winning the park board nomination.

Vision Vancouver would not comment on camera, only issuing a statement announcing that it regretted her decision.

- with files from ted chernecki

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