Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ottawa Ca - Green Party pulls candidate for making 'anti-Semitic' remarks

OTTAWA - The Green Party has lost one of its candidates just days before an expected federal election call over allegations he made remarks deemed to be anti-Semitic.

John Shavluk was ejected as the party's candidate in British Columbia's Newton-North Delta riding Thursday following word that he made such comments in 2006 in an online forum.

"Respect for diversity is a fundamental principle of the Green Party," leader Elizabeth May said in a written statement.

"We condemn anti-Semitism and our members work to encourage respectful dialogue, diversity, peace and cooperation".


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