(Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, BC Green deputy leader, appears in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Green Party *MANDATORY CREDIT*)

by Dirk Meissner,

Canadian Press

Times Colonist

November 10, 2023

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Green Leader Sonia Furstenau says she fired her deputy for liking a social media post that compared provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to Josef Mengele, an infamous Nazi doctor who experimented on concentration camp victims during the Second World War.

“We do not as a party tolerate hateful rhetoric,” she said Thursday at a news conference at the legislature. “This party continues to condemn rhetoric that aligns with extreme or hateful narratives, particularly any minimizing of the Holocaust.”

The Green Party had vetted Gandhi’s candidacy, said Furstenau.

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