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NDP candidate sorry for Auschwitz joke; didn't know it was a death camp

A Hamilton school trustee running in the federal election for the New Democrats has apologized for making a crude reference related to Auschwitz, reportedly saying she had no idea that it was a notorious Nazi death camp.

In a Facebook note, Alex Johnstone conceded she should not have made her remarks.

"Attention was recently drawn to a comment I posted on social media seven years ago," Johnstone said. "While never intending any malice, this comment was clearly inappropriate. I would like to offer my unreserved apology."

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