Conservative campaign pulls altered image of Liberals' policy paper - 2019-10-07
OTTAWA—Andrew Scheer's campaign says it altered an image purported to be a Liberal party policy proposal for the sake of "brevity," but took it down after questions were raised about its authenticity.
At a time when concerns have been raised about misinformation and falsehoods propagating online during the federal election, the Conservatives edited a leaked 2018 document that listed ideas Liberal MPs had heard about housing affordability during town hall events.
The original document, only one page of which is available online, stated an idea that had "emerged" from Liberal town halls on housing affordability was to increase capital gains taxes on home sales to discourage people from "flipping" houses. The idea was not endorsed in the document and its author, Toronto Liberal candidate Adam Vaughan, said the party did not consider it.