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Updated: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:43:28 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

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



The Olympic medal-winning Dufour-Lapointe sisters were originally photographed wearing the Canada mittens, but an industrious Photoshopper changed the maple leafs for fleurs-de-lys. Twitter

The Olympic medal-winning Dufour-Lapointe sisters were originally photographed wearing the Canada mittens, but an industrious Photoshopper changed the maple leafs for fleurs-de-lys. 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: 

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