Craig Chandler, the often-controversial member of the PC party of Alberta, is resigning from its board of directors after posting an online comment accusing Earls restaurants of supporting terrorism.

Chandler, who was acclaimed as the party's regional director for Calgary East just weeks ago, announced Friday he is stepping down from the position.

His resignation comes a day after he attracted attention with a Facebook post suggesting the restaurant chain "supports terrorists" because of its decision to purchase beef from Creekstone Farms, an American company that also offers halal meats for Muslim customers.

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