In a January 31 article in the National Post, "Merkel warns far-right could rise again" the terms left and right to refer to the political philosophy spectrum are misused. Since the article does not contain a quote from Merkel referring to these terms, it can only be an editorial error.
Left wing refers to political systems that violate rights: communism, fascism, anarchy, theocracy. On the right wing is political systems that protect rights: capitalism and classical liberalism. Note that the Nazis were explicitly left wing in adopting the ideas of Kant, Hegel and Marx. To refer to them as right wing is a gross misunderstanding and negligent misuse of the term. For more on this, see an excellent article by Craig Biddle "Political left and right properly defined".