Trudeau defends Liberals’ O’Toole tweet after Twitter flagged it as ‘manipulated media’


Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is trying to paint Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole as an advocate for private health care, despite a tweet from his deputy prime minister about it being labelled as “manipulated media.” Twitter flagged the tweet from Chrystia Freeland, who is seeking re-election in the Toronto riding of University-Rosedale, after she posted spliced-together clips of O’Toole answering a question about private, for-profit options in universal health coverage. He says yes, and that he wants to find public-private synergies. When asked today about the warning, Trudeau noted that the Liberals also posted the video of the entire interview, and he says all Canadians should take a look. The Tories are asking Elections Canada to investigate the tweet as a violation of the Canada Elections Act, saying the Liberals have intentionally altered the original video to make it materially misrepresent the position of the Conservative party.

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