Was it intentional or poor reporting when CBC’s Kady O’Malley didn’t include that the online petition group behind these robocall rallies is the same one that submitted 30K worth of “contacts” to Election Canada (see here) and not mentioning who is backing this petition site.
– Alex Michalos – Emeritus Professor (Political Science), University of Northern British Columbia; Author of 22 books; Editor in Chief for the Journal of Business Ethics; Director of Research for the Canadian Index of Well-Being; Member of the Order of Canada
– Alnoor Ladha – Director of Strategy, Purpose.com (building 21st century movements); Formerly at Ogilvy & Mather, J. Walter Thompson and Mother
– Ben Brandzel – Int’l practitioner & trainer in online organizing; Former Director of New Media for Barack Obama, Founding Adviser/Board Member of 38Degrees.org.uk and Avaaz.org, Advocacy Director for MoveOn.org
– Beth Wilson – Managing Partner, KPMG (Community Leadership), Board member of National Ballet of Canada & Cabinet member of United Way; one of Canada’s “100 most powerful women”
– Ian Capstick: Owner, MediaStyle.ca; Former Press Secretary to Jack Layton, Frequent Media Commentator
– Jim Stanford: Economist, Canadian Auto Workers; Frequent Media Commentator
– Judy Rebick: Journalist, author, political activist and feminist; Founding Publisher Rabble.ca, Former Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University
– Julia Pope: Communications director for a company developing asthma therapeutics; Background in regional electoral politics and journalism; Participant in the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives’ 2012 NextUp leadership program.
– Robin Sears: Partner, Navigator Ltd (Strategic Communications); Former Nat’l Campaign Director, NDP
– Ross McGregor: Director, Tides Canada & Waterfront Toronto; Former President & CEO of Ketchum Canada & Toronto Region Research Alliance
– Susan McLennan: President & Founder, Babble On Communications-
– Vicky Husband: Long-time Environmental Activist; Former Conservation Chair, Sierra Club of BC; Member of the Order of Canada (see here)
Quite the list of the who’s who of the NDP and other Left-wing partisans huh?
So, leaving out that info is bad enough but Postmedia goes a huge step further with running quotes from one of these same NDP hacks ‘advising’ this group:
“There’s dirty tricks and then there’s breaking law and there’s a big difference between the two,” Robin Sears said Friday. “Calling [a pizza place] and having 12 pizzas delivered to your opponent at two a.m. is dirty tricks, but telling people you’re Elections Canada and that you’ve changed the location of a polling booth is breaking the law. That kind of behaviour, and particularly not on this scale, I don’t think we’ve ever seen.” (see here)
Wonder where Sears puts this kind of underhanded behaviour on his ‘dirty-tricks’ scale?
Update: O’Malley has refused to change her posted story even though she has now been notified of my blog:
@manny_ottawa Don’t know.Saw your name and sent it to you. Didn’t want to between you and
@bcbluecon. Cheers @kady I don’t deal with that individual.
Slightly petty huh?
I also gave her this reply to me from Leadnow’s Twitter account:
@kady … @leadnowca Yes, Jamie was at the #robocall #elxnfraud rally We promoted the event.