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Musk calls Toronto Star “Canada’s Pravda” after Poilievre accuses paper of “ridiculous attack”

By Andrew Lawton

One of the world’s richest men has likened the Toronto Star to Soviet state media after Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said the newspaper is planning to write a “hit piece” about him.

In a post on X Tuesday evening, Poilievre accused the Star of mounting a “ridiculous attack” with a forthcoming story.

“The Toronto Star is trying to write a hit piece on the fact that my wife bought a small $300 splash pool a couple years ago which we paid for and put up ourselves,” Poilievre wrote. “Separately they are attacking us for the (National Capital Commission) installing a safety fence at Stornoway to protect our kids after threats to my family.”

Elon Musk, the owner of X and CEO of Tesla, replied.

“The Toronto Star has become Canada’s Pravda,” he wrote.

Pravda was the official newspaper of the Soviet communist party until the fall of the Soviet Union.

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