Trudeau says using minister's WeChat group to fund lawsuit against journalist was 'unacceptable' - 2020-05-26

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F0.png Trudeau says using minister's WeChat group to fund lawsuit against journalist was 'unacceptable' May 26, 2020, Amanda Connolly, Global News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is "unacceptable" that someone used a community WeChat group run on behalf of one of his cabinet ministers to crowdsource a lawsuit against a Canadian journalist for exposing a Chinese state-backed effort to stockpile personal protective gear.

During a daily briefing with journalists on Tuesday, Trudeau was asked about a report published on a Vancouver local news website called The Breaker on Monday.

That report says the WeChat group operated by staff of Digital Governance Minister Joyce Murray has allowed for the posting and spread of a message by someone attempting to crowdsource money for a lawsuit against a Global News journalist.

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{{cite news | first = Amanda | last = Connolly | title = Trudeau says using minister's WeChat group to fund lawsuit against journalist was 'unacceptable' | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6986602/joyce-murray-wechat-china-lawsuit/ | work = Global News | date = May 26, 2020 | accessdate = May 27, 2020 }}