Federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre called out a mainstream media reporter during an announcement on Wednesday after she attempted to label him a “dog whistle to the far-right.”
Poilievre was speaking in Prince Edward Island while addressing Trudeau’s carbon taxes, which have hit the province particularly hard.
The reporter, Teresa Wright, asked Poilievre “A number of your own comments and actions have been characterized as dog whistling to the far-right…”
“By who?” Poilievre interjected.
“By …I think it’s been characterized that way,” she clarified.
But Poilievre wouldn’t let her off the hook. “Who are these experts?,” he said. “You’re saying that experts are saying this. Who are they?”
The reporter tried to move on and asked “Are you trying to court the far-right vote?”
Poilievre responded, “Sorry, your question seems to be based on a false premise. You can’t even tell me who these experts are. It sounds like it’s just a CBC smear job.”
He added, “I know that Justin Trudeau’s supporters are so desperate to distract from that because his political career is falling apart.”
After several mainstream media outlets published the exact same hit piece against Trudeau’s competition, federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.
The development comes amid some of the worst polling numbers Prime Minister Trudeau has ever had.
State-broadcaster CBC, CTV, and the Toronto Star published the exact same hit piece against Poilievre, framing him as a conspiracy theorist due to his positioning against the unelected World Economic Forum.
The article published by the mainstream media outlets is literally the same one, written by Mickey Djuric of the Canadian Press.