NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Tom Mulcair owe some apologies for spreading false information in the heartbreaking story of the Kurdi family.
This story has captured the attention of all Canadians. We are all understandably upset and disturbed by what has happened as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis. Calls for accountability are coming from individuals in the media and elsewhere demanding that politicians be held to account. But should anyone be excused for spreading falsehoods while seeking that accountability?
While some in the media party have been busy digging up quotes from MP's Chris Alexander and Jason Kenney which are unrelated to the Syrian crisis in an effort to show them as uncaring, Fin Donnelly has conducted at least four interviews that I'm aware of in which he has made statements suggesting intimate knowledge of efforts to get Abdullah Kurdi into Canada, strongly suggesting that Canada had a direct responsibility in the deaths of those family members. Those stories and details have since been proven untrue.
We can lay some of the blame on the media for not getting the correct story out faster but now that the right information is trickling out, who will hold NDP MP Fin Donnelly and his leader Tom Mulcair to account for false stories that were spread in the meantime?
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