Toronto NDP candidate apologizes for tweets that baselessly linked Israel to missing COVID-19 vaccines

An NDP candidate in a key Toronto riding is under fire after appearing to invent and then spread a conspiracy theory about Israel and COVID-19 vaccine...

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QuiltedPorcupine
QuiltedPorcupine
83 · a year ago · Reddit

Toronto-St. Paul’s is a very safe Liberal seat so I understand that the NDP may not have devoted a ton of energy to finding the best person for the riding, but at the very least, you think they would fully vet anything the candidate has posted to Twitter this year.

It's not like she said something bad on Twitter 5 or 10 years ago that she had already apologized for. This definitely should have been caught during vetting and they should have picked someone else to run in the riding.

Rezrov_
Rezrov_
68 · a year ago · Reddit

She admitted the tweets [that she wrote] weren’t based on any evidence and that she had indulged in a “common antisemitic trope,” although she claimed “that was never (her) intent.”

Oh that's all good then. Just an NDP candidate/​equity consultant taking a quick dip in some antisemitism by repeatedly replying "[The Jews stole them!]"... unintentionally.

This isn't even a case of retweeting or liking something stupid. This is a candidate making up a random antisemitic conspiracy theory with zero prompting.

EDIT: If you're an NDP voter and don't want to tolerate antisemitic candidates let the party know. https://www.ndp.ca/​contact

Joe_Redsky
Joe_Redsky
54 · a year ago · Reddit

I'm a solid NDP supporter and believe she should be kicked out of the party immediately.

cyclemonster
cyclemonster
48 · a year ago · Reddit

Why hasn't she been kicked out of the party yet?

iLikeToBiteMyNails
iLikeToBiteMyNails
22 · a year ago · Reddit

God damnit.

I live in this riding and voted Green last time because it's a liberal shoe-in. Then I found out during COVID that the lady I voted for (Sarah Climenhaga) is spouting all sorts of anti-mask bullshit on Twitter.

On the weekend I voted for NDP. Now this story comes out.

How fucking hard is it to get a non-liberal candidate in this riding that is worth a damn...? ugh.

jcd1974
jcd1974
20 · a year ago · Reddit

The Star is letting her off easy by making her apology the story.

The real story is that an NDP made outrageous claims that Israel was to blame for a vaccine shortage. And it's not a situation where she was simply retweeting something, these were her tweets.

hayldog
hayldog
16 · a year ago · Reddit

I live in TO-St Paul's and was torn between voting NDP and Liberal. Ran into Coles while she was canvassing - let me just say all it took was 2 minutes of me talking to her to vote Liberal.

unsocialsocialclub
unsocialsocialclub
6 · a year ago · Reddit

Wild thing to say but I'm pretty sure Bennett is a lock for St. Paul's, hasn't she been their MP since the 90s?