Greens didn't fact-check claims of NDP exodus in New Brunswick - 2019-09-05

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F99.png Greens didn't fact-check claims of NDP exodus in New Brunswick September 5, 2019, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

The NDP and Green Party exchanged accusations of lies and dirty backroom politics Thursday, shrouding claims about an exodus from the New Brunswick New Democrats in a fog of confusion.

On Tuesday, media outlets reported that 14 former provincial NDP candidates and one member of the federal party's executive team had penned a letter saying they had defected to the Green Party. But on Thursday the NDP accused the Greens of "misinformation," as five of the candidates claimed they hadn't consented to being named as defectors and never stopped supporting the NDP.

The Greens, in turn, accused the NDP of "pressuring" candidates into going back on their defections, even as it conceded that it hadn't checked with each person on the list before going public with the original news.

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{{cite news | first = Emma | last = McIntosh | title = Greens didn't fact-check claims of NDP exodus in New Brunswick | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/09/05/news/greens-didnt-fact-check-claims-ndp-exodus-new-brunswick | work = National Observer | date = September 5, 2019 | accessdate = September 7, 2019 }}