August 13, 2015

No room for anti-Israel commentary in Canadian politics

It would seem the height of Orwellian doublespeak to eliminate a political candidate for calling a war crime a war crime. And all the more so if you’re a leading member of Canada’s New Democratic Party.

And yet that’s exactly what happened this week when Nova Scotian Morgan Wheeldon, an NDP candidate for the riding of Kings-Hants, was forced to step down when a Conservative troll found a statement on his Facebook page from 2014 calling Israel’s bombardment of Gaza a “war crime.” Read more.


Morgan Wheeldon, Kings-Hants NDP candidate, resigns over Israel comments - CBC

Canada clamps down on criticism of Israel - Al Jazeera
Harper’s effort to criminalize legitimate Canadian criticism of Israel is diabolical - Canadian Progressive

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