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Canadian political candidate apologises for urinating in coffee cup

Canadian political candidate apologises for urinating in coffee cup

A candidate running for Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper's party apologised for being caught on video urinating in a coffee cup while working as a repairman.

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation used hidden cameras in 2012 to record Jerry Bance peeing into the cup and pouring it down the sink while on a service call. The home owner was in the next room.

Mr Bance, running in a Toronto district in the October 19 election, runs an appliance repair company.

He said he "deeply regrets" it and the footage does not reflect who he is.

Mr Harper had a bad week as Canada went into recession and his government was criticised for not doing enough for refugees.