A video tweeted by incumbent Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland, who served as deputy prime minister in Justin Trudeau’s government, was given a warning label Sunday from Twitter, which marked it as “manipulated media.”
Freeland’s tweets, posted in both English and French, contain several edits and shows Conservative leader Erin O’Toole answering a question about privatized health care during an online question-and-answer session in July 2020 during the Conservative leadership race.
The tweet shows O’Toole being asked if he would bring private, “for-profit” health care to Canada. He responds unequivocally: “yes.”
However, in the original recording of O’Toole’s remarks on heath care — which can be seen here at about the 12:30 mark — the Conservative leader also noted that universal access remains paramount.
The shortened clip used in Freeland’s tweet did not include O’Toole’s statement on ensuring universal access.