Canada's NDP stand by candidate BEV COLLINS, over 9/11 views

NDP stand by candidate over 9/11 views
Last Updated: Monday, September 29, 2008

The New Democrats are standing by a B.C. candidate who has come under scrutiny for her beliefs about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


The Liberals say Bev Collins, who is running in Cariboo-Prince George, should quit because of her association with a movement that believes 9/11 was the result of a conspiracy.

In a radio interview last year, Collins suggested that the Sept. 11 attacks were used to justify the U.S. war on terror.

"People are truly waking up realizing who the people are responsible. You know, that there was complicity for 9/11, that the people used that 9/11 to bring about a war on terror," she said.

In an e-mail, Collins maintains she always held that the attacks were acts of terrorism.

"She has acknowledged that the attack was a terrorist attack, and she hasn't made any attacks against any particular group or element of our society," NDP Leader Jack Layton said in her defence. "I'm satisfied with that."

Toronto author Barry Zwicker, well-known among so-called 9/11 truthers who believe the attack was an inside job by the U.S., Israel or both, is friends with both Collins and Layton.

In an internet video clip dated April 8, 2008, the NDP leader tells another truther that Zwicker is a good friend of his.

"I have all of the materials, you know, which we study. And naturally it's a movement that is growing," Layton said in the clip.

When CBC asked Layton whether he supports Zwicker's views on 9/11, he said no.

The NDP has dumped several candidates since the five-week election campaign got underway, including one who skinnydipped in front of a group of teens at a retreat back in 1996 and others over drug-related revelations.

Last week, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion dumped Winnipeg candidate Lesley Hughes over a 2002 column in which she suggested Israeli companies were given a heads-up about the attack on the World Trade Center.


And in related news

I was surprised the Lesley Hughes story got a few decent letters today in the MSM -The Winnipeg Free Press.( Especially Gaffray and Wiebe. Wiebe is a best selling author and prof.)
And the public supported her
"Do you think Liberal leader Stephane Dion was right to turf Lesley Hughes over 9/11 conspiracy writings? "
Yes: 29%. No: 71%

(Hughes has has been around a while and more credibility/supporters than ANYONE writing for that rag.)

It was good to see that Molten guy from Calgary on national TV last night. (YouTube clip)
The reporter Terry Milewski is no idiot, perhaps the best at CBC TV. But the so called "Reality Check" should have been\


Send Layton letters of support

Layton is double-speaking

Compare a) with b):


"I have all of the materials, you know, which we study. And naturally it's a movement that is growing"


"When CBC asked Layton whether he supports Zwicker's views on 9/11, he said no."

I think he's just pandering to get votes. The NDP is a sham. In the US there is a two party system. In Canada it's 3 parties (Liberals, Conservatives, and the NDP).


That's still no excuse not to email him.

Contact the CBC Ombudsman...

Ask for fair and balanced coverage of 9/11 Truth;


Vince Carlin
P.O. Box 500, Station A
Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6
Fax: 416/205-2825
Tel.: 416/205-2978

Great idea - demand a response from the Ombudsman!

People should post a copy of whatever they send the Ombudsman - and whatever responses they get - here.


About the importance of the event in terms of historically and relevance due to its ramifications on current events.
Why many people had questions and why they should be answered.
Asked for fair reporting and for him to look into the movement.

It's like chipping away at ice. We're getting there.. Little by little. Thanks Rep :)

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Bev Collins

Bev Collins is right on the money and should be congratulated on her stance. Sure 9/11 was an inside job and so is the financial 9/11 we are experiencing now. Finally people world wide are beginning to see the light.


CBC's The National covers the candidates and 9/11 truthers


Liberal blogger Jason Cherniak found some videos of NDP leader Jack Layton getting chummy with 9/11 truthers, and claiming to be good friends with Barry Zwicker, leader of the Canadian 9/11 Truth movement. It made some big news.

On the heels of those "revelations," came news that Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes thought something fishy happened during 9/11. Lesley Hughes was pushed out by the Liberal Party for that reason.

The Liberals then went on to insist that NDP candidate Bev Collins also had some 9/11 Truth views.

And now the CBC's The National is covering the story. Here's video:

Ottawa NDP continue to flirt with fringe


September 30, 2008

Jack Layton must renounce past links to 9/11 conspiracy movement and fire his candidate.

Jack Layton and the Ottawa NDP must immediately renounce their links to the repugnant extremism of the so-called “9/11 Truth” conspiracy movement and fire candidate Bev Collins for her radical views, Conservative candidate James Moore said today.

“More than 3,000 people, including 24 Canadians died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks,” said Mr. Moore. “It is an insult to their memory and an affront to their families that Jack Layton and the Ottawa NDP are playing footsie with the very people who are exploiting these deaths to push an irrational and extremist political agenda.”

Mr. Moore pointed to recently uncovered essays penned by Bev Collins, a former member of the Canadian Action Party, a fringe party well known for pushing bizarre 9/11 theories. Collins has continued to push baseless conspiracy theories saying as recently as last year that, "People are truly waking up realizing who the people are responsible. You know, that there was complicity for 9/11, that the people used that 9/11 to bring about a war on terror," (, September 29, 2008).

Jack Layton is also a self-professed ‘friend’ of notorious 9/11 conspiracy theorist Barrie Zwicker, a self-styled documentary filmmaker who continues to advance the theory that the United States government was complicit in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Recent revelations confirm that the so-called “9/11 Truth” conspiracy movement has also infiltrated both the Green and Liberal parties.

“The threat of terrorism is both very serious and very real,” concluded Mr. Moore. “For anyone to trivialize this threat by helping Canada’s fringe peddle conspiracy theories about 9/11 represents a terrible lack of judgment. It is clear now, more than ever, that only one party will provide Canadians with stable and reliable leadership on the world stage – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Government.”

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

We here in...

...Montreal 9/11 Truth sent around an email to all our members with the NDP HQ 1-800 number and encouraged them to call and tell the NDP they wouldn't get any more of our votes or donations if they don't support their candidate Bev Collins' right to free speech. Maybe it had an effect, who knows?

Everyone can call the NDP HQ and congratulate them on backing their candidate: 1-866-525-2555 and choose option '6' to speak with a campaign member about an issue or leave a message for Jack Layton and the NDP.

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