When running for political office, the candidate should understand that any embarrassing secrets are bound to surface after a little digging by the public.

For Canadian parliament candidate Jerry Bance, this meant footage of him peeing in a mug on national television.


Back in 2012, Bance was caught on tape relieving himself on the Canadian television program Marketplace while working as a service technician. Jerry, unbeknownst to what was going on, leaves the cup inside the sink he was initially supposed to fix. The original purpose of the video was to catch Bance in the act of overcharging his customers for his services.

The video went viral, causing social media users to nickname the scandal as “peegate.”

After the footage resurfaced, Bance pulled out of the race. In a statement made Sunday, he explains he “deeply regrets [his] actions.”

[via CBC News]