MacKay faces backlash over now-deleted tweet that critics say promoted vigilantism - 2020-02-20

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F182.png MacKay faces backlash over now-deleted tweet that critics say promoted vigilantism February 20, 2020, Ryan Patrick Jones, CBC News

Conservative leadership hopeful Peter MacKay is facing blowback after posting — then deleting — a tweet that expressed support for counter-protesters who dismantled a barricade erected by supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs near Edmonton on Wednesday.

"Glad to see a couple Albertans with a pickup truck can do more for our economy in an afternoon than Justin Trudeau could do in four years," the tweet read.

The tweet was a reference to Wednesday's confrontation between a group of counter-protesters and some anti-pipeline demonstrators who had set up a blockade on CN's main rail line in the western part of the provincial capital.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Ryan Patrick | last = Jones | title = MacKay faces backlash over now-deleted tweet that critics say promoted vigilantism | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mackay-backlash-deleted-tweet-blockades-1.5470209 | work = CBC News | date = February 20, 2020 | accessdate = February 22, 2020 }}