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MLA receives threats after use Nazi referenced response to throne speech

The Green Party MLA for Kent North say he has received threats following his response to the government’s throne speech.

Kevin Arseneau drew a swift rebuke from People’s Alliance member Kris Austin and others, after he drew a comparison between Austin’s use of the phrase “common sense” and a famous quote from Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

The quote in question is: “It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.”

In response, Austin said yesterday that he was shocked by the comparison.

Arseneau later clarified his comments saying it he wasn’t drawing a parallel between the Nazis and the Alliance.

The RCMP have been notified of the threats.

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February 16 2019 , 8:53:00 • Miramichi
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