Elections commissioner clears Freeland on tweets labelled 'manipulated media' by Twitter - 2021-09-02
Canada's elections commissioner has cleared incumbent Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland over her campaign tweets targeting Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole that were later labelled "manipulated media" by Twitter.
CBC News obtained a letter on Wednesday evening signed by Mylènene Girou, senior director, enforcement at the office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections, sent via email to Freeland, who served as deputy prime minister in Justin Trudeau's government.
"Our Office has carefully reviewed the Twitter post and video in question and we are of the view that no offence has been committed under the [Canada Elections] Act," the letter says in closing. "As a result, our file is now closed."