NDP candidate Alex Johnstone ‘didn’t know what Auschwitz was’ #elxn42

A Hamilton school trustee running in the federal election for the New Democrats has apologized for making a crude reference related to Auschwitz, reportedly saying she had no idea that it was a notorious Nazi death camp.

In a Facebook note, Alex Johnstone conceded she should not have made her remarks.

“Attention was recently drawn to a comment I posted on social media seven years ago,” Johnstone said. “While never intending any malice, this comment was clearly inappropriate. I would like to offer my unreserved apology.”


Seriously, the only thing she is guilty of is ignorance, in other words an ideal NDP Candidate.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Without looking it up, “Auschwitz” is a frozen dessert, much like a tiramisu, but with a distinctly Bavarian flavor?
    If I remember my European desserts correctly.

    • Our education system no longer educates.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Perhaps, but she’s not some 19-year-old either.

        • They haven’t taught anything since the 70’s in Canada

          • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

            I thumbed up your comment and I was born in ’78 and entered kindergarten in ’83.


          • Drunk_by_Noon


          • Earth: The Original MILF! (Stolen I think from Iowahawk.)

          • Clink9

            “I’ve met him, you know — Iowahawk. 6’7″ he is, arms like mighty oak trees, legs like even mightier oak trees: clear grey eyes looking to the far horizon, his lantern jaw set against the approaching storm but yet with a slight hint of a distant smile bourne of many combats won and mortal enemies vanquished. I stood speechless in his presence at a restaurant in Marina del Rey — just speechless, weeping silently at the sheer magnetism and force of personality coming off the man in seismic waves; a transcendental, religious experience that kept me awake for a week, as if I had seen the heavens split open in a blaze of orange and purple glory, and all of God’s Great Plan revealed. And when he finally did speak, it was the sound of distant thunder echoing off ancient mountains, a sound that predates mankind’s puny schreeching — a sound that, indeed, is antecedent to the founding of Life on Earth and comes carried through the ether on the shock wave of ancient dying stars. And though he only spoke twelve words during the four hours I stood in his presence, those words are with me still, a perfect dozen seared into my memory, written in gold across the great hall of my mind. He said, ‘HEY, CAN YOU GET THIS ONE? I LEFT MY WALLET AT HOME.'”

      • Clausewitz

        Most Progressives don’t actually listen to real history. They’re too busy reciting their mantra’s in their heads about Marxist indoctrination theories.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        Social awareness > literacy & math skills

        Or so the ‘progressives’ believe.

      • BillyHW

        Women will never change.

  • Cat-astrophe

    She’s in social services. Some proof of the mental powers of the “services.”

  • Isn’t it great that she was a school board trustee?!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      She has an ‘effing MASTER’S DEGREE!
      Good Lord.
      Not only is public education worthless, but post-secondary education up to and including a Master’s is just as worthless.

      • Waffle


        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Like Argentina in the late 1970’s.

          • Waffle

            I guess, but I wasn’t there. However, I did sit in on some 300-level history courses at U of T for a couple of years where the students were literally spoon-fed and had little context for the courses they were taking. The scariest part was in my 3rd year when a couple of Muslim students ensured that the prof (who is quite a brilliant guy) was literally prevented from saying anything controversial.

      • BillyHW

        Depends on the field. Most subjects are worthless.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I’m going to make an educated guess, and then look it up to see if I’m right.
          I say she got her Masters in Education.
          After sociology, and ethnic and gender studies, quite possibly the most worthless and least academically rigorous discipline in existence.
          Now I’ll go take a look.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I was close!
            “Alex is an experienced child advocate and holds a Bachelor of Social Work with a specialization in child welfare and child development. She also holds a Masters in Social Work-Social Policy.”

            Social Work and Social Policy.
            Yeah, that’s a piece of crap degree right there.
            Real low grade moron stuff.

          • mauser 98

            “Masters in Social Work-Social Policy.”
            wow…solid..our government standards exposed

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            God, please tell me that is sarcasm.

          • mauser 98

            no.. they don’t know, don’t want to know,don’t care
            “iron rice bowl” what the Chinese call a government job

          • Oh, that’s good for a chuckle.

          • BillyHW

            Hint: It has the word “social” in it. Lol!

      • Mark

        I had a 4th year university history class with an idiot who didn’t know when WW2 ended.

      • I guess if you can find it in a popcorn box….

  • G

    How many other things is she clueless about?
    Her opponent candidates in this riding ought to be blasting this question in her face every time she pokes her head out in public.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    She’s a lying asshole.
    Plain and simple.

    Otherwise, we are to believe she’s just another dumb person who thinks she should represent/lead people.

    Play the stoooopid card, because no one wins when they in they insult the feeble-minded.
    Well played, speNDP! Well played!

  • BillyHW

    Barbie says math is hard, but voting is easy!

  • The__Hammer

    Love the comments, a big LOL at this one:

    She is a school trustee. Give her a break people. Her day consists of planning meetings, which are to plan other meetings. Followed by coffee breaks, and a few “sick” days.

  • Gettingby

    If we continue to just speak truth and stick to facts we’ll eventually convince her and the tens of millions of idiots just like her in Canada that their stance on most issues is wrong and destructive. Yah right…

  • truthdareisay

    This moron did her thesis on RACISM and gender… She didn’t know… Either she is a sick moron or a sick LIAR!

    • David Murrell

      Her social work department is a sick place.

    • Millie_Woods

      I’m going with ‘liar’. She’s a lying bitch.

  • David Murrell

    Notice that CBC News buried the story deep in its local Hamllton web page. And other nail al media will kill the story to protect their NDP cronies.

    In the news story, observers were “surprised” that the candidate, with so much experience in education, didn’t know what Auschwitz was. Actually, her education cred is a prime reason for this.

  • marty_p

    Actually not knowing about Auschwitz is perfect for an NDP candidate. The Muzzies in her riding must love her. She said she had never heard of Auzchwitz and the Mo’s say the Holocaust never happened – a match made in Mo heaven.

  • Mark

    The perfect NDP candidate indeed. Stupid and proud of being stupid. And a school trustee too. No wonder our schools are so screwed up.