CPoC MP Chris Alexander says this is the result of a hack, and Jesse Helmer thinks the bogus twitter message is the result of a hack at Conservative.ca resulting in all linked sites tweeting the false info.
Bet we'll see a lot of this in the near future.
CBC has story here. Sounds like the model was that story about G.W. Bush choking on a pretzel, with the more Canadian hash-brown subbing in for a pretzel.