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

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the antisemitic comments by two of his party’s candidates who resigned were “completely wrong.”The party confirmed Wednesday that Dan Osborne, the candidate for the Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester, and Sidney Coles, the candidate for Toronto-St.

Paul’s, ended their campaigns and “agreed to educate themselves further about antisemitism.”Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Essex, Ont., Singh said antisemitism has no place in his party.“These candidates made the right decision,” he said. “They made the decision, and I support them in that decision.”“In addition, they’re talking about the importance of getting training.

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