2 NDP candidates resign after social media comments on Israel, Auschwitz

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Two federal election candidates of the NDP have resigned following comments on social media.

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The party confirmed Cumberland–Colchester candidate Dan Osborne and Toronto–St. candidate Sidney Coles. Paul, ended his campaigns and “agreed to further educate himself about anti-Semitism.”

NDP spokesman George Soule says the New Democrats are united against all forms of discrimination and are committed to taking meaningful steps toward ending prejudice.

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Coles, who has since deleted his Twitter account, was reported to have misinformed that Israel was linked to missing COVID-19 vaccines.

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, during a campaign on Tuesday, denounced those positions but did not demand his resignation.

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Osborne was reported to have tweeted to Oprah in 2019 asking if Auschwitz was a real place.

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