Insults, accusations fly ahead of tonight's federal leaders' debate - 2019-10-07
The Liberals today accused the Conservatives of using campaign tactics borrowed from the American far right — while Andrew Scheer called Justin Trudeau's actions on a potential school strike in Ontario "quite disgusting" — in the hours before the leaders assemble for the first English language debate.
Steve MacKinnon, the Liberal candidate for the Quebec riding of Gatineau, held a news conference in Ottawa to outline a number of what he called "highly deceptive" claims the Conservatives have made about Liberal policies. He also said the Conservatives were planning to launch a website falsely stating the Liberals plan to impose a new 50 per cent tax on home sales.
That website went live shortly after MacKinnon's news conference.
"Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives are borrowing tactics from the American far right and from Rebel Media by spreading misinformation on a vast scale," MacKinnon said.