(Quebec) Quebec solidaire (QS) does not rule out leaving Twitter one day. The parliamentary leader of the party, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, says he is worried about the trend that the social network has taken since its takeover by the whimsical businessman Elon Musk.
Mr. Nadeau-Dubois is also concerned about the attitude of Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.
“I find it worrying for democracy in Quebec and Canada to see a party leader seek the intervention of a foreign billionaire to discredit a local media,” he said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Poilievre welcomed Elon Musk’s decision to label CBC’s Twitter account with “government-funded media.” It was a request from the Conservative leader.
“Twitter’s policy defines government-funded media as media where the government ‘may intervene to varying degrees in editorial content’, which is clearly not the case for CBC/Radio-Canada,” it said. the public broadcaster on its Twitter account.
The Prime Minister, François Legault, remained cautious on the subject. “I don’t think you can compare Russian or Chinese media with Canadian media like Radio-Canada,” he said simply.
Mr. Legault has not yet met with the federal Conservative leader, but assures that he will do so eventually.
For his part, the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, thinks that Mr. Poilievre’s comments are unfair to the CBC. In the same breath, he says, however, that questions arise about the media treatment of the CBC and Radio-Canada.
“On subjects like immigration, secularism, places of worship, multiculturalism, federalism, is it normal for a public broadcaster to take a point of view and give it a lot of space and give little space at other vantage points? asked Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon.
Liberal Leader Marc Tanguay has condemned the federal Conservative leader’s campaign against the CBC. “It’s totally unacceptable […] It’s important the media, it’s our democracy,” he said.
The PQ and the PLQ do not plan to leave Twitter.