Trudeau defends Freeland’s Autour video after Twitter labels it as “manipulated media”

The Tories are asking the Canadian Election Commission to investigate tweets for violations of the Canadian Election Act.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is a video posted by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who aimed at the position of conservative leader Erin O’Toole on universal health after being flagged as “manipulated media” by Twitter. Defends.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudeau defended a video accusing Otour of “considering privatization of the health care system,” and said the video was posted “as a whole” during the suspension of the campaign on Monday. rice field. The Conservatives have accused the Liberal Party of changing the video to misrepresent Otur’s views.

“What’s really important here is that during the pandemic, Erin O’Toole clearly emerged to support folk medicine from a commercial medical perspective,” says Trudeau. Told reporters During his campaign at Dalhousie University Halifax posted the entire interview on August 23. I encourage all Canadians to see what Erin O’Toole says about what he sees about the future of health care. . “

Freeland Video Posted on French When English August 22nd July 2020 Conservative Leadership Race Interview In it, Otur was asked to answer whether the state would be allowed to experiment with providing private, commercial and non-profit services within the scope of universal health insurance.

In the clip, Otour immediately answered “yes”, followed by “let me explain in a little more detail.” At that point, his reply was skipped to other selected comments. Freeland’s English tweet also mentions only “commercial” healthcare, omitting the “non-profit” aspect that was asked in the question and commented by O’Toole.The edited video is Retweet By Trudeau.

Conservative party Responded immediately On Twitter, he accused the liberals of deceptive editing, saying that “the video was modified to mislead the Canadians.” again, Original full-length video This includes O’Toole’s comment that “universal access remains a top priority.”

Tories Seeking The Canadian Election Commission investigated the tweet for violating the Canadian Election Act and said the Liberal Party had deliberately modified the original video to misrepresent the Conservative position.

Interviewer Kate Harrison, who questioned Outur in the July 2020 Conservative leaders election, also joined in and expressed disappointment with Freeland’s video tweet.

“As the person asking the question, I was disappointed to see the video manipulated to exclude important contexts,” she says. I have written In a post on Twitter on Sunday.

“‘we it needs to be checked Universal access remains a top priority. It’s a direct quote from O’Toole. It is cut from the edited clip. I’m amazed at the thoughtful and detailed platform issued by CPC that makes the other side creepy. Obviously, they are actively becoming dishonest. “

“The amateur cut and paste that was slapped together for this video is even more unpleasant to see what was used (and wasn’t used) in writing,” she says. AddedRetweet the post by LaryssaWaler who uploaded the transcript of O’Toole’s answer.

Epoch Times Reached out to the Liberal Party We asked for comments, but did not respond by the time of publication.

With files from Canadian Press

Isaac Theo

Isaac is a Toronto-based reporter.