A Conservative MP’s re-election campaign has taken an ugly turn over a contentious piece of personal history.
Mark Adler, member for the Toronto riding of York Centre, claimed to be the first child of a Holocaust survivor to be elected a Member of Parliament.
The assertion appeared in his online bio until it was called into question Monday by an article in the Canadian Jewish News (CJN). It can still be found in the cached version.
In an email to the CJN, former Montreal-area Liberal MP Raymonde Folco called it “disgusting” for Adler “to use the Holocaust in this way, for personal ends.”
Folco’s father escaped from a train bound for the Auschwitz death camp, and both her parents later fought for the French resistance. She told the CJN she never used her background to further her political career, which included serving as an MP from 1997 to 2011.
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