Quebec Olympic mitts photo lands PQ's Pierre Duchesne in hot water

A Quebec politician landed in hot water online Wednesday for retweeting a Photoshopped picture of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters in which their Canada mittens were replaced by blue and white mittens emblazoned with Quebec's Fleur-de-lis.

He retweeted doctored pic of Dufour-Lapointe sisters sporting the Fleur-de-lis instead of maple leaf

The Olympic medal-winning Dufour-Lapointe sisters were originally photographed wearing Canada mittens, but an industrious Photoshopper changed the maple leafs to the Fleur-de-lis. (Twitter)

A Quebec politician landed in hot water online Wednesday for retweeting a Photoshopped picture of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters in which their Canada mittens were replaced by blue and white mittens emblazoned with Quebec's Fleur-de-lis.

Pierre Duchesne, the Parti Québécois minister responsible for higher education, research, science and technology, retweeted the photo last night, adding "Superbe!! :)" to his tweet.

Chloé and Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who are from Montreal, won gold and silver medals in the same moguls competition at the Sochi Olympics. 

They donned their Canada mittens as part of a joint campaign by the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Hudson's Bay Company. 

This is the fifth year in which the Bay has sold "Red Mittens." The company donates a third of the proceeds – $3.33 for each each pair sold – to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to help send athletes to the Games. 

After taking heat for posting the doctored photo of the sisters, Duchesne later tweeted that even he could be a victim of falling for Photoshop.

Here's the original photo of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters: 

Chloé and Justine Dufour-Lapointe donned the Bay's Red Mittens as part of the company's campaign to raise money to send Canadian athletes to the Olympics. (Canadian Olympic Committee)

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