Ex-PMO spokesman admits he wrongly suggested Muslim group had terrorist ties

OTTAWA — Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s one-time communications director admits he was inaccurate when he suggested a Canadian Muslim group had ties to a terrorist organization.

Jason MacDonald makes the admission as part of a settlement in a libel suit launched two years ago by the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

The lawsuit was prompted by comments MacDonald made to the now-defunct Sun News Network after the council complained about a controversial rabbi who accompanied Harper on an official trip to the Middle East.


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  • ontario john

    Islam is our new state religion. Worship and obey it! Or you will be prosecuted!

    • JoKeR

      Is that a spelling mistake? Did you mean “prosecuted” or “persecuted”?

      One thing that the Muslim Brotherhood is very competent at is lawfare to intimidate those who speak out against them and the policies they want to implement.

      • deplorabledave

        prosecuted and persecuted

    • huron

      Ido not agree with nor do i like islam

  • Spatchcocked

    I know Cummins…..decent guy……his wife is or was a Strikingly Attractive Woman…he did yeoman service trying to stop the First Nations bullshit from getting ALL the salmon in this province.

  • Tooth&Claw

    In that issue of Metro is also an article about anti Muslim graffiti and some stupid woman sticking her finger in our collective eye by wearing niqab. http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/03/19/anti-islam-graffiti-days-before-calgary-mosque-open-house.html
    And an article about a protest about M-103 which is typically spun in liberal fashion as racist.
    http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/03/19/alt-right-groups-hold-m-103-protest-calgary-city-hall.html
    Considering their columnists are ex or current Toronto Star and Crescent writers this is not a surprise.
    Free paper, crap content.

  • Sunshine

    He should have said either ‘terror-related’ or ‘Muslim Brotherhood related’. Words are important nowadays.

    • Alain

      Perhaps, but whatever words he used, I wager it would still have come to this with law fare and incompetent judges.

      • Sunshine

        Words are everything in this day and age. If you can back up your statement, no Court will convict you.
        With Islamophobia M-103, this becomes more important than ever.
        Harper’s spokesman couldn’t win because NCCM (aka CAIR-CAN)