The Sun’s Brian Lilley has discovered some very disturbing information that contradicts Elections Canada’s official line that it does not phone voters:
For the last three federal campaigns, Elections Canada has hired the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to target select ridings with phone calls aimed at boosting the native vote. (see here)
Compare that to the quotes Lilley has on EC spokesman John Enright:
“I can tell you, Elections Canada doesn’t even have telephone numbers for electors, so the calls would not have come either centrally from Elections Canada or regionally from a returning officer’s office because we simply don’t have that information”
But most disturbing is this from EC CEO Marc Mayrand during his testimony to a MP committee March 29th:
“We do not have the electors’ telephone numbers and do not call them”
We now have proof that EC does in fact call voters through a 3rd party and have to wonder what else Mayrand hasn’t been telling us?
He should do the honourable thing now and hand in his resignation that includes an apology to the MPs he was untruthful to.
Also: Do you wonder how the Postmedia’s robocall super-sleuth duo of Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor didn’t uncover this evidence?
Incompetence or intentionally omitted and will their editors be asking them a few pointed questions?
Side note: As many of you have probably noticed, my blog posts repeatedly show up on the Blogging Tories aggregate. I have brought this to the attention of Stephen Taylor numerous times (the last being yesterday) and he now says that he has no intention of rewriting the software at this point.
Just wanted to let you readers know that I am aware and have tried to get the problem resolved. Thanks.