PQ hopeful caught out on mosque story

Frédéric Bastien, a PQ leadership hopeful, has been caught out on a claim about a mosque in St-Laurent. Bastien had alleged that 11 fines were handed out for an illegal mosque gathering last week. Only the SPVM said no such incident had taken place. Also, Bastien used a 2017 photo from Metro – which the writer dryly points out was taken without permission – showing police protecting the mosque after the Quebec City mosque shootings. (There’s also snow on the ground in the photo.) Bastien has apologized, but yeah, just what we need in Montreal now, an injection of fake news to build xenophobia.

By the way, Eid Mubarak.