‘Multiple unauthorized’ logins to social media accounts, says former NDP MP


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An Ontario MPP expelled from the NDP caucus over a “ridiculous” allegation that he joined an online anti-Islam group says he has uncovered evidence of repeated unauthorized uses of his social media accounts.

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MPP Paul Miller, who filed nomination papers to run as an independent in Hamilton-Stoney Creek, said he was considering legal action after the NDP and Leader Andrea Horwath damaged his ability to do his job, to earn a living and to represent his constituents.

“I think it’s certainly worthy of a legal challenge, for sure, and that’s where we’re going with this,” Miller said Wednesday. “Certainly you don’t want your name dragged through the mud for reasons that aren’t true.”

The four-time MLA said he hired tech experts who proved he never personally logged into any social media platforms and at least a dozen staff members had access to his work accounts.

Horwath and the NDP presented him with a line from Facebook saying ‘Paul, you ceased to be a member of the WCAI (Global Coalition Against Islam)’ in 2018 and used it as justification to kick him out of the party for eight weeks before an election, he said. .

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“We have conclusive evidence that there were multiple unauthorized logins to our account from multiple devices in multiple cities,” Miller said. “We are pursuing several legal actions against Andrea Horwath and the NDP, including for wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, defamation and multiple human rights violations.”

Miller said he never joined the group and did not share their opinions.

The MPP, a former steelworker, suggested that Horwath and the NDP move away from the party’s traditional base.

“It’s not the workers’ party anymore,” he said.

An NDP spokesperson said the party’s previous statement in response to Miller’s accusations was valid.

Ontario NDP Provincial Director Lucy Watson said in an earlier statement that Miller was disqualified from running because his behavior crossed a “reasonable line,” which applies to all of their candidates.

“After a troubling pattern of behavior that indicated Paul Miller may hold Islamophobic, homophobic and racist views, our party’s vetting process showed that Mr. Miller was a member of the Facebook group called Worldwide Coalition Against Islam,” Watson said. in a press release.

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