US-funded eco group using Elections Canada database to pressure Conservative donors

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Victoria-based but funded through the American organization Tides, Dogwood Initiative admits using Election Canada’s data-base to contact Conservative Party supporters:

Dogwood staff and volunteers contacted 7,000 Conservative Party donors… Those individuals were found using Election Canada documentation (see here)

Because that’s what voters want their personal information used for right?

Update: I have started the process of filing a complaint against Dogwood Initiative with the federal privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart

Update: I have also filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Canada Elections, Yves Côté

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