Meme a fake, says Mercer

Canadian comic and CBC commentator Rick Mercer has fired back at the Conservative Party of Canada and a Burnaby federal election candidate over a meme that faked one of his most famous quotes.

The meme was posted on the Facebook page of the Burnaby North-Seymour Conservative Constituency Association – the candidate for the riding is Heather Leung. It has since been taken down.

Mercer responded on Twitter, Tuesday.

“Dear @AndrewScheer & good folks at @CPC_hq – Your candidate in Burnaby North Seymour is distributing a Meme on social media with my face and the words ‘Vote Conservative’ indicating it is a quote from me. Not true. All fake. Please Stop. #WhoAreThesePeople? …. #yuck.”

The Burnaby North-Seymour Conservative Constituency Association also recently posted a meme suggesting the death of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by walking off a cliff.

Leung’s supporters also posted a comment underneath the Facebook post that says, “We need a strong wind to push him to his death.” The comment was posted six days ago and was still up on the page as of Tuesday morning.

Leung has refused to comment on her social media policies.

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