‘Not our Canada’: Montreal Liberal candidates campaign signs defaced with swastikas


Two Liberal candidates re-campaigning in the 2021 Canadian federal election had their Montreal campaign posters vandalized with antisemitic hate symbols. Candidates Rachel Bendayan and Anthony Housefather tweeted photos of their campaign signs in their electoral districts defaced with swastikas over their face and body on Tuesday. Bendayan and Housefather are both campaigning in their ridings of Outremont and Mount Royal respectively — areas that are home to large Jewish communities. “Whatever your political views, spreading hateful and violent messages is not the way to go,” Bendayan wrote. “We’ve seen the road that the politics of the far right leads us to in the U.S. and around the world. That is not us. That is not our Canada.”

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