Two Liberal MPs post nearly-identical messages of support for Justin Trudeau
At least two female Liberal backbench MPs, including one from Quebec, have posted messages of support for the Prime Minister to social media that are nearly identical.
Linda Lapointe, the MP for the Saint-Eustache-based riding of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, posted a tribute to Justin Trudeau's "feminist government", adding that "From my experience, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has always listened to the voices of women, and he has changed his mind after hearing the views of the female caucus"
That post from Saturday afternoon came hours after Ottawa-West—Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld posted a Tweet saying nearly the exact same thing. "In my experience Justin Trudeau has always listened to the voices of women, even changed his mind after hearing the views of women’s caucus", her Tweet read.
In my experience @JustinTrudeau has always listened to the voices of women, even changed his mind after hearing the views of women’s caucus. I have never once felt that I couldn’t speak openly to him, even disagree with him. He has always been thoughtful & respectful. pic.twitter.com/3LjPiOXQZK— Anita Vandenbeld (@anitavandenbeld) March 9, 2019
The posts come after a spokesman from the Prime Minister's office denied reports Trudeau yelled at Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes after she told him she planned to stop down at this fall's election.
The Whitby, Ont., MP told The Globe & Mail that Trudeau was angry after she informed him she would not be running in the election scheduled for this October. She said that they both yelled at each other, but added that the Prime Minister later apologized to her.
At a teacher's conference in Ottawa today, Trudeau told reporters that he has brought in outside counsel to advise him on how to deal with intra-party disagreements in the wake of Caesar-Chavannes's retirement, as well as Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould's departures from cabinet.
I’m offended by those who say I don’t write my own tweets or that I didn’t experience what I say that I did. I wrote my tweet by myself in my kitchen this morning. If others were inspired by my words to say something similar that is fine. But nobody tells me what to think or say.— Anita Vandenbeld (@anitavandenbeld) March 9, 2019
As for the two similar shows of social-media support, after CTV News Channel began reporting on the two posts' similarity, Vandenbeld pushed back on speculation she and Lapointe had been directed by the PMO to post them. "I wrote my tweet by myself in my kitchen this morning", she said on Twitter.
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