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Canada’s Revenue Minister Blamed A Deleted Tweet About Millennials On A Millennial

The tweet said "millennials have the worst reputation of all."

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The account for Canada's Conservative revenue minister tweeted Tuesday that a Liberal election campaign focused on students is the reason why young people have "the worst reputation of all."


The tweet posted by Kerry-Lynne Findlay's official account said that #GenerationTrudeau, a campaign named after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and run by the party's university and college campus clubs, is "exactly why millennials have the worst reputation of all."

The tweet has since been deleted.


A campaign spokesman for Findlay told BuzzFeed Canada the tweet "was sent in error by a young campaign volunteer who assists in the management of Kerry-Lynne's social media."

"The volunteer intended to send the tweet from their own Twitter account and as soon as the error was realized, the tweet was deleted," Norm Stowe wrote in an email. "The contents of the tweet do not represent Kerry-Lynne's views."

The tweet appears to have been posted while Findlay was meeting with students in her riding.

Excellent exchange w @KwantlenU students 2day 2-4 -- too bad it conflicted w #Burnsview Secondary! #DeltaBC #elxn42

The day before Findlay's account posted the tweet, the Liberals released their election platform, which said they would boost the Canada Student Grant program by eliminating the education and textbook tax credits.

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