GAFFES AND SCANDALS: Green Party candidate turfed by NDP in 2019 for ‘unacceptable’ tweets

Limping Green Party has a candidate dumped by the NDP in 2019 for offensive tweets

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The Green Party entered the federal campaign limping from deep party divisions, leadership woes and major money problems.

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“We expect our candidates to engage on important issues respectfully,” it said in part.

In a move commended by Jewish advocacy groups the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC), the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission stripped Zaman of an annual human rights award.

A release by the Commission at the time said, its committee “was unaware of public statements made by Ms. Zaman that were directly contrary to the principles of the award.”

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Zaman later apologized for the comments, saying they were “inappropriate, hurtful and sadly may be perceived as anti-Semitic.”

She said she had reached out to members of the Jewish community in a bid to make amends.

Zaman remains on the ballot for the Green Party for the Sept. 20 federal election.

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