I wonder how many readers of the Toronto Star’s senior political writer Susan Delacourt know that her brother John is a long-time paid Liberal operative?
John Delacourt has worked for ex-Liberal MP (and now wannabe BC Liberal MLA) Sukh Dhaliwal (see here), ex-Liberal MP Joe Volpe (see here) and Manager of Multicultural Outreach for ex-Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff (see here).
Although I’ve never seen Delacourt declare this conflict of interest whenever she has written on any of them, maybe others have?
I’ve asked her this:
Is your brother John working on Trudeau’s leadership campaign similarly as he did for Ignatieff?
And will get back to you if she replies.
Update: Susan Delacourt responded to my question with snark
@bcbluecon 38,000 tweets. 1,000-or-so followers. Somebody’s trying to tell you something, sir. Happy New Year and better luck in 2013.
Then applauds herself when Liberal insider Rob Silver and Globe’s Tabatha Southey guffaw at her stunning wit:
@RobSilver @TabathaSouthey And happy 2013 to you! (Sometimes, it’s useful to hold up the hand, with thumb and forefinger one inch apart.)
But then suddenly has a change of heart maybe because of all the flack she was taking on Twitter:
@bcbluecon 613-237-1773 anytime after Jan. 8 if you want to chat to a real person about your mix of fact and fiction.
To which I replied that I prefer email:
@SusanDelacourt That way everything is on the record for me to post on-line