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Wildrose’s Rick Strankman apologizes for ‘Bring your wife’s pie’ poster

CALGARY – Harmless or sexist? Twitter users are divided over a Wildrose candidate’s poster that asked supporters to bring their wives’ pies to an “old fashioned pie” meet-and-greet event for the party.

Rick Strankman, running in the riding of Drumheller-Stettler, issued an apology on Thursday, saying it was posted by volunteers.

Some called the poster sexist; others saw it as a harmless joke targeting rural Albertans.

Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean told reporters he’d spoken to Strankman about it, and was aware the poster had been removed.

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NDP Leader Rachel Notley took a lighter approach, answering questions about the poster with a laugh.

“I think Mr. Strankman has some perhaps out-of-date assumptions about who does the cooking where,” she said.

“I would say that perhaps it’s clear he has a sweet tooth, but he needs a wisdom tooth.”

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