Ousted Hamilton MPP says he was ‘cancelled’ over Facebook post he didn’t write

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Published March 23, 2022 at 3:01 pm

Ousted Hamilton MPP says he was 'cancelled' over Facebook post he didn't write
Paul Miller, an ousted member of the Ontario New Democrats, shows his Independent campaign sign at Queen's Park in Toronto on Wednesday March 23, 2022. Miller says he was kicked out of caucus for a Facebook post he claims he did not write. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Holly McKenzie-Sutter

An ousted member of the Ontario New Democrats is calling himself a victim of  “cancel culture” and says he was removed from caucus over a Facebook post he claims he did not write.

Hamilton MPP Paul Miller, who was expelled from caucus last week, says he does not write his own Facebook posts and says the post at the heart of the issue may have been written by a former staffer.

The NDP did not immediately respond but has said the information about Miller, which is not a police matter, came to light during the pre-vetting process ahead of the June 2 election.

Miller says the post was “offensive” to the general population but he didn’t elaborate on its specific content.

The 15-year Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP says he wasn’t given an opportunity to explain himself before being kicked out of caucus, and says he is speaking with a lawyer to contest what he calls his former party’s “false allegations.”

Miller says he will run as an independent in Hamilton-East Stoney Creek in the upcoming election.

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