Abbotsford, BC, councilor quits party after controversial Facebook post
The Abbotsford city councilor, at the center of a controversial Facebook post, has resigned.
In a statement released Thursday morning, the AbbotsfordFIRST party said Brenda Falk had tendered her resignation and the party had accepted it.
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It comes after a recent post on Falk’s Facebook page was interpreted by many to equate the current restrictions of COVID-19 with life in Nazi Germany.
The post included a meme with a photo of Sophie Scholl, a German student and anti-Nazi activist executed for treason in 1943.
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“Wise words for all of us,” reads a comment posted with the meme.
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“She lived a quiet and peaceful life of strong conviction and was prepared to pay the ultimate price for her beliefs. How many of us are willing to do the same for our faith. “
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Global News’s efforts to reach Falk on Thursday failed.
Falk is listed as a member of the “End the Lockdowns Caucus” on the website of the Liberty Coalition Canada, a group that pushes against COVID-19 restrictions across the country, particularly those related to churches.
Earlier this month in Abbotsford, school commissioner Phil Anderson was forced to apologize for a Facebook that compared wearing the COVID-19 mask to slavery.
– With files from Jordan Armstrong
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