After several refusals to withdraw his candidacy and his somewhat incredible belief that an apology would go a long, the NDP issued a midnght release of the boy wonder's resignation. The story of the resignation has yet to be really picked up by the entire MSM, but Canwest has a blurb here.
I wasn't one of the hundred that piled onto McKeever's indiscretions, but I do find it incredible that Jack Layton stood by this man. And, to this date Jack continues to believe a simple apology was suffice. Jack, the guy uttered a threat...in writing...it's a chargeable offense. What are you thinking? And for a guy whose party preaches the rights of women? Oh boy.