A video tweeted by incumbent Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland, who served as deputy prime minister in Justin Trudeau’s government, was given a warning label Sunday from Twitter, which marked it as “manipulated media.” Freeland’s tweets, posted in both English and French, contain several edits and shows Conservative leader Erin O’Toole answering a question about privatized health care during an online question-and-answer session in July 2020 during the Conservative leadership race. The tweet shows O’Toole being asked if he would bring private, “for-profit” health care to Canada. He quickly responds: “yes.” However, in the original recording of O’Toole’s remarks on heath care — which can be seen at about the 12:30 mark — the Conservative leader also noted that universal access remains paramount. The shortened clip used in Freeland’s tweet did not include O’Toole’s statement on ensuring universal access. Trudeau retweeted the video and drew on it during a speech Sunday to attack O’Toole on the campaign trail in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Canadian NOT multi culture
“When I first saw the Ontario flag, I thought it was surreal,” said Majumdar, who is from India. “I’m from a country that was a British colony and we had the red ensign. It was bizarre to see it flown in a modern, diverse country. It feels out of place with the conversation of reconciliation going on now.” The Ontario flag is a version of the pre-1965 Canadian flag, called the Red Ensign, but with an Ontario crest. It features a Union Jack, representing the United Kingdom, and the flag of England sits atop a cluster of three maple leaves. Majumdar sees the flag as a symbol of Ontario and Canada as a colony and says it is time for change.
The Bloc Quebecois failed to unanimously pass a motion recognizing Quebec’s right to unilaterally change the Constitution in line with proposed reforms to the province’s language law. Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tabled a motion Wednesday in the House of Commons asking lawmakers to recognize that right, but confronted a single, critical “nay” from a lone member of Parliament. Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould scuppered the unanimity required for a motion tabled without official notice. In a Twitter post minutes later, she said political partisanship and “pandering” have led lawmakers “to abandon core legal norms” and debate on constitutional issues. As a “proud (First Nations) woman I’m always ready 2 discuss Nationhood & language,” she wrote, calling the parties’ deference to the Bloc “dismaying.”