A Canadian lawmaker is reportedly apologizing for using a photo of the smoldering Twin Towers to advertise a Saskatchewan Party pig roast.
Premier Brad Wall, who said he had not seen the advertisement, told the Vancouver Sun there may have been a "juxtaposition" issue regarding a flier to advertise an April 11 fundraising dinner for the Martensville constituency association.
According to the flier, New York City Fire Chief Richard Picciotto, who was in the north tower during the 2001 terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people, is scheduled to appear as the featured speaker at the event. The words "pig roast" were seen on the flier atop the flames emitting from the building.
"I don't think there was anything intended there," Wall told reporters Wednesday, the Sun reports. "If anybody found that offensive, then I apologize to them because that would neither be the intent of it, and neither would it be the intent of the party."
Sandra Morin, a fellow lawmaker, condemned the advertisement on Wednesday.
"To use a graphic image of the burning twin towers — in which thousands of people tragically died — to raise political dollars, is both shocking for its lack of respect and disturbing for its lack of judgment," Morin said in a statement.