We fact-checked a Trudeau staffer's tweet about the Harper years - 2019-07-16

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F99.png We fact-checked a Trudeau staffer's tweet about the Harper years July 16, 2019, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

Last Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's director of communications, Cameron Ahmad, ignited controversy with a tweet containing several pieces of false information.

In response to an opinion piece by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in the Toronto Sun, Ahmad wrote: "When he was Prime Minister, Stephen Harper refused to meet with Premiers. His government froze funding for services like health care, childcare, & housing. He refused to work with provinces on climate change. His ministers disrespected Indigenous governments & communities."

When he was Prime Minister, Stephen Harper refused to meet with Premiers. His government froze funding for services like health care, childcare, & housing. He refused to work with provinces on climate change. His ministers disrespected Indigenous governments & communities. https://t.co/G4n7V9kr0L — Cameron Ahmad (@CameronAhmad) July 9, 2019

Let's dissect it line-by-line:

Wikipedia cite:
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