NDP MP Megan Leslie has stated that Hill Times reporter Tim Naumetz’s attributed quotes to her for his Harper hit-piece Opposition MPs criticize PM Harper for riding non-Canadian ATV in rare Yukon ecosystem (see blog post here) that are not from her.
Bethany Horne from Openfile Halifax posted this Tweet from Leslie:
Dear @TheHillTimes: Pls take that ATV article down & fix it. None of the quotes in it are mine & I’m tired of mis-attribution hatemail.
Horne also has Green Party leader Elizabeth May stating that her quotes are accurate (see here) but apparently no word yet from the Liberal’s Geoff Regan.
Update: Guessing Naumetz will keep his job as the quotes were actually from May. See new version with corrections here
Update: Green’s May says Naumetz misrepresented her quote about ATVs not being safe for children
May – I said very clearly to the reporter that responsible parents don’t let their kids on ATVs without training (see here)
Me – Take that up with Naumetz as you are quoted as saying ATV riding is not safe for children
Update: The Sun’s Ezra Levant catches Regan owning a Toyota and all four media outlets that ran a Harper-ATV story not telling their readers that the Ken Taylor quoted in each article was a former Yukon Liberal Party leader (see here)