September 04, 2015

NDP MP Fin Donnelly owes the media, Canadians and the Kurdi family an apology

Brian LilleyArchive

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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commented 2015-09-13 10:15:39 -0400
Brian, don’t expect an apology. Apologising denotes the presence of a conscience – amoral secular socialists have no sense of guilt for lies and slander – because in their ideology any crime is justified in pursuing the end goal – propagating the big lie of socialist utopia.
commented 2015-09-10 03:48:41 -0400
Like George Carlin s says where do people like Finn come from. Our sad society garbage in garbage out.
commented 2015-09-09 18:19:58 -0400
Did someone say Fin-Flam Donnelly?
Typical NDP/Union Bully Boy tactics.
Hmmm…….., where is the media outrage here?
Imagine if someone in the PMO did that?
commented 2015-09-07 23:40:26 -0400
I sent the following to some big shots at the CBC. On the cc, I asked them to fact check what I wrote. The addresses may be handy for you guys in the future.
Fin Donnelly was on Power and Politics today. So was the story on the two Conservative candidates who were kicked out. I have been calling the CBC a left wing propaganda machine for a long time now. Let me point out some facts that occurred today that justifies my wanting of our, yes OUR, 1.1 BILLION dollars to stop going to the CBC.

- Fin Donnelley was interviewed alone with nobody to argue against what he said. I am so upset that from now on I will be referring to Fin Donnelly as “Lying Prick”. With no counter comments, the lying prick had it easy.
- The first question asked to him by the lady was “OK tell us your story”. How convenient for the lying prick.
- To the CBC’s lady’s credit. She played a video from a few days ago which completely contradict what the lying prick was saying today, Only the lying prick commented. Even a two cent lawyer like Mulcair would have been able to expose the lying prick’s lies.
- The lying pricks interview was the shortest of the day. The report on the two Conservatives was much longer.
- Later on that show, they have the Power Panel. it is where experts comment on the days events ( the one with helium head Rob Silver and flaming Ian Dipstick). Not one mention of the lying prick. IS THE CBC LEFT WING. God no
- Guess which topic was discussed the most. Yes, the two conservative candidates who did something three years ago. WHEN THEY WERE NOT CANDIDATES.
Why is a French citizen running to be Canada’s Prime Minister. Not newsworthy.
In Disgust
Alex Armutlu
Someone who is going to try very hard to KILL THE CBC!! KILL THE CBC!!
commented 2015-09-07 19:56:40 -0400
With a name like fin what do you expect. Isn’t his swimming coach brother the Rachel Marsden harassment schmozzle victim at SFU.
commented 2015-09-07 16:31:15 -0400
Fin Donnelley . . . LIAR !
The supposed “refuge” family had been in Turkey for THREE YEARS . . .
The brother was turned down because the UN did not designate him a refugee . . .
Canadian Media is caught out again as the Fools they are . . .

@sharon swaine . . . uninformed, putting it Mildly !
Take a little trip to Europe and see your future with krazy Tommy or inept Justin !
commented 2015-09-07 07:49:17 -0400
Thanks for the link Joan,
Money being collected for ISIS right here in Toronto. It sickens me. I will bet a penny that some of the donors that gave money to the ISIS cause got their money through some of our welfare systems.
commented 2015-09-06 23:43:55 -0400
I agree, David Ahearn. Why have we heard nothing about the fate of the others on the boat? I found it odd that Abdullah said, in the middle of his press interview about the incident, that he was so sad he hadn’t even been thinking about re-marrying and having more children.

I wonder if anyone did a DNA match to positively ID the boy as Aylan. Mind you, they didn’t get that far out before it happened. And after Abdullah allegedly wore himself out trying to save his family, what happened? He swam ashore? Were they that close? Then during the hour he claims he stayed with the boat, why didn’t he use that hour to try to save his family by steering the capsized boat to shore? Why hasn’t the media interviewed other survivors of the boat the smuggler allegedly abandoned? I am not happy with this story. It just feels so contrived.
commented 2015-09-06 23:36:47 -0400
Glenn Craig – A retraction would do. In the interests of decency.
commented 2015-09-06 22:41:49 -0400
i’d like to know when this poor boys’ father will be charged with murder. He was paying thousands of $$$ to take a boat ill suited for the purpose and he couldn’t spend $50 bucks on a life jacket. Hope when he makes it to germany he gets his new teeth
commented 2015-09-06 12:52:14 -0400
Greg Burke said: “Fin Donnelly has been exposed as deliberately lying to Canadians to gain political advantage. Fin propagated the lie to the media.” More to the point. Do Canadians really want a Lefty Gov’t composed of members willing to lie to the public to gain or maintain political advantage? I wonder how much trust there actually is with the Socialist Media? Are Canadians that brainwashed?
commented 2015-09-06 12:12:20 -0400
Fin Donnelly has been exposed as deliberately lying to Canadians to gain political advantage. Fin propagated the lie to the media. Who really wants a member like that or a party that supports the lie. Most of the media piling on without clarifying the truth, just to get at our PM. Shameful behaviour indeed.
commented 2015-09-06 01:51:21 -0400
It is good to see MP Fin Donnelly in the news. Political coverage, including here on the Party, focuses almost exclusively on the party leaders. Here is a backbencher who brought the concerns of a constituent to the attention of the minister responsible for that area. Backbenchers will often get attacked when they do anything, so I admire Fin Donnelly s courage.
commented 2015-09-06 00:05:54 -0400
Don Craig, You must write a novel or two.
commented 2015-09-05 23:36:38 -0400
Since you mentioned Greece Sharon Swain. Do you know why Greece is in their economic predicament. Because they implemented NDP ideology. A retirement age of 55 is just one example. Mulcair would love that. The most ignorant politician of WW2 was Neville Chamberlain who thought fighting Hitler was not the answer. And today, all the retarded Mulcair loving socialists think that fighting ISIS is not the answer. WHO DO YOU THINK IS CAUSING THIS REFUGEE CRISIS!!!!! And Fin Donnelly is a lying piece of shit. Does Sharon Swain really think Fin Donnelly didn’t exploit this story about the boy on the beach for his political gain with lies? Why doesn’t MSM expose this monumental piece of shit?
commented 2015-09-05 16:51:26 -0400
Being a Liberal or an NDP means never having to say you are sorry……

Actually what I just said is bullshit…..I don’t believe in or advocate coerced mea culpa….it is at best hypocrisy and at worst more lies intended to deceive.

Genuine contrition is the path to redemption…..calling coerced apology restorative is like calling coerced taxation “generosity”…..all merit is nullified.
commented 2015-09-05 15:41:33 -0400
The reality of this situation is that even if the Minister of Immigration had dropped everything he was doing to give this family’s uncle priority over all the other refugees waiting in the queue and ahead of all the other advocates writing on behalf of their families, friends and clients and then, once the uncle and his family were settled here, granted priority status to the brother and his wife and kids, nothing would have happened because Turkey will not grant these people exit visas. That seems to be a fact that is missing in much of the commentary around this. Short of going over there and physically dragging the whole clan onto a plane and bringing them to Canada no one has yet explained how he was to get these people to Canada and why they should have been given front of the line status.

Do not feed the trolls people.
commented 2015-09-05 15:36:20 -0400
“Then we have this conservative site having the audacity to call themselves rebels” Sharon Swain. If you have nothing productive to say, and hate the commenters on this site so much, get lost! Go to the CBC where I suspect you will be welcome!
commented 2015-09-05 14:33:27 -0400
Eileen, a lie has been told often enough that it has become the truth, but you do not say what that lie is. Are you proposing that Canada imitate the Gulf States rather than be consistent with our own proud history
commented 2015-09-05 14:30:42 -0400
little jimmy has transgendered welcome to the new ranting leftard troll stay on your knees sharon.. you will be most confortable..
commented 2015-09-05 14:28:29 -0400
every time that robespierre mentions the UN… the conservatives need to push the fact that he will cede our sovereignty to this cabal of dictators.. real canadians are taking notice of this in the last week..
commented 2015-09-05 14:20:53 -0400
“A lie told often enough, soon becomes the truth!” The NDP and the mainstream media are vile and vindictive to use a lie to score political points!
Sharon Swain: Over the past 35 years Canada has admitted nearly one million (1 000 000) refugees into our country! We have more than stepped up to the plate! Ask yourself why some of the wealthiest states in the Gulf Arab states have taken exactly 0 (zero) refugees! You must be on here blogging for the NDP!
commented 2015-09-05 13:19:02 -0400
Canada should be damned well ashamed .Here u have a country like Greece that these poor petrified souls flee to bc they know ,the people live with with passion and their hearts on their sleeves ,take them ,in the thousands mind you .Then we have this conservative site having the audacity to call themselves rebels .Mr .Harper states his concern is for fighting isis ,what the hell did he think this poor soul was trying to flee from ,isis .Is that true that Mr.Harper is suppose to be an evangelical christian,really ,my he hasnt met Jesus yet ,has he .The liberals and the ndp did the right thing .Conservatives speak for themselves loud and clear .
commented 2015-09-05 13:03:19 -0400
I am glad he did what he did .yayyyyyyy
commented 2015-09-05 13:02:09 -0400
Hey it appears that this site the Rebel has alot of conservatives .Come on conservatives are not rebels but liars counting their pennies .I welcome any son of the loved Pierre.Trudeau.Pffff Harper ,putting Canada in major harms way by playing big wheel to Mr.Putin ,lmao,can u imagine .
commented 2015-09-05 12:56:44 -0400
MP Fin Donnelly received a letter from a constituent—Abdullah Kurdis sister—and forwarded it on to the Minister of Immigration. In fact he did that with two letters. That is what an MP is supposed to do—to act on behalf of his constituents. It takes guts for a back bench MP to speak up in the current political climate. Good for him.
commented 2015-09-05 12:56:44 -0400
MP Fin Donnelly received a letter from a constituent—Abdullah Kurdis sister—and forwarded it on to the Minister of Immigration. In fact he did that with two letters. That is what an MP is supposed to do—to act on behalf of his constituents. It takes guts for a back bench MP to speak up in the current political climate. Good for him.
commented 2015-09-05 12:54:21 -0400
The conservatives are already defeated ,they have been with since DAVID used his slingshot ,the liberals won a while back,and good enough .
commented 2015-09-05 12:48:53 -0400
Actually ,it is not ndp that lies but rather conservative bast …. that lie ,the rich are soooo frightened they may lose their accomadating conservative rule ,who protects their almighty dollar .All a lie and a farce .