8 Conservative Candidates Used Public Money to Place Ads in a Newspaper That Spreads COVID-19 Conspiracies - 2021-08-18

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F0.png 8 Conservative Candidates Used Public Money to Place Ads in a Newspaper That Spreads COVID-19 Conspiracies August 18, 2021, PressProgress

Eight federal Conservative candidates in Alberta have placed advertisements in a media outlet despite widely reported concerns that the outlet spreads conspiracy theories about COVID-19.

The Epoch Times is a controversial media outlet that is affiliated with Falun Gong, a spiritual movement that is often outspoken in criticizing the Chinese government. On its website, the outlet describes its editorial mission as "uncovering the evils of communism."

According to parliamentary expenditure reports, Conservative candidates Tom Kmiec, Len Webber, Kerry Diotte, Michael Cooper, Stephanie Kusie, Kelly McCauley, James Cumming and Zaid Aboultaif used public funds from their MP's office budgets to place advertisements in the Epoch Times.

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{{cite news | title = 8 Conservative Candidates Used Public Money to Place Ads in a Newspaper That Spreads COVID-19 Conspiracies | url = https://pressprogress.ca/8-conservative-candidates-used-public-money-to-place-ads-in-a-newspaper-that-spreads-covid-19-conspiracies/ | work = PressProgress | date = August 18, 2021 | accessdate = August 25, 2021 }}