You have to give the National Post’s Andrew Coyne credit for having the chutzpah to demand political parties stop doing the exact same thing that his industry is allowed:
The exemptions include telemarketing calls made by, or on behalf of:
- Canadian registered charities;
- Political parties, riding associations and candidates; and
- Newspapers of general circulation for the purpose of soliciting subscriptions. (see here)
As well, Coyne could also lead by example, climb down from his high-horse and post his CBC-expensed charges online (including receipts) for all to see.
Also: Adding to the hypocrite list, when will CP’s Jennifer Ditchburn be posting her own CBC-expenses online as well? (see here)
Update: Ezra Levant calls out Coyne for vehemently opposing Sun News’ application with the CRTC for a carriage license while being silent on the CBC’s (watch here)