The email, which he posted on social media, claims to be from a "proud Quebecer."
Montreal mayoral candidate Balarama Holness told MTL Blog he was "disappointed and saddened" by a racist and violently hateful email that was sent to him.
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The email, which he posted to his social media accounts, claims to be from a "proud Quebecer." It repeatedly calls Holness the N-word, refers to him as an "immigrant" and wishes violence upon him.
"It feels like an emotional concussion. You know, I wasn't expecting it," said Holness.
"There's a tremendous amount of pressure when you're running for mayor of Montreal and with everything going on, it did affect me. I get a lot of these things with the N-word, but never to this point of talking about suicide and giving someone a gun to shoot me [...] This was over the top."
"I'm not fully confident that people are ready to build a society where everyone can come as they are," he said.
"I'm taking some time to digest everything."
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