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NDP candidate Alex Johnstone promises to learn more about Holocaust - B'nai Brith Canada

NDP candidate Alex Johnstone promises to learn more about Holocaust

The NDP candidate who reportedly told a newspaper this week that she hadn't heard of the Auschwitz concentration camp is reaching out to local and national Jewish leaders. 

Alex Johnstone, NDP candidate for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, is reaching out to rabbis, community leaders and the president of the Hamilton Jewish Federation, said federation CEO Barb Babij.

And late Thursday, she issued a joint statement with B'nai Brith Canada, in which she promised to learn more about the Holocaust and work with the organization to promote peace and combat anti-semitism.

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