Child-killer story shows how parties use dubious news to push campaign messages - 2019-09-03

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F182.png Child-killer story shows how parties use dubious news to push campaign messages September 3, 2019, Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News

A story in a British newspaper claiming that a convicted child killer could be sent to Canada is one of the latest salvos in a Twitter battle between Liberals and Conservatives that plays on old news while sowing confusion about the parties' positions on key issues.

On Saturday, British tabloid The Daily Mail published a story claiming convicted child murderer Jon Venables would soon be released and sent to Canada. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tweeted a link to the Daily Mail story and said it was "disturbing that this pedophile child killer might come to Canada."

"As Prime Minister I won't let him come here. Where does Trudeau stand?" Scheer wrote. "Our country should not be a dumping ground for murderers, terrorists, and perverts."

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{{cite news | first = Kaleigh | last = Rogers | title = Child-killer story shows how parties use dubious news to push campaign messages | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/scheer-tweet-bulger-venables-story-1.5269306 | work = CBC News | date = September 3, 2019 | accessdate = September 4, 2019 }}