The Canadian Press

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Chris LloydMONTREAL: The federal Conservatives say a candidate who was to run against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has withdrawn after he reportedly acknowledged his campaign was intended to “mess with” the Tories.

CBC is reporting that Chris Lloyd said his campaign was part of an art project.

Lloyd says on his Dear PM blog he had been in daily communication with Prime Minister Stephen Harper since 2001.

Conservative spokesman Marc-Andre Leclerc says in an email Lloyd has resigned.

Lloyd was to have run against Trudeau in the Montreal riding of Papineau in this fall’s election.

His blog also shows a photo of a cheque written out for $30 billion for the purchase of F-35s.


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