Besides being caught lying about having open nominations, Trudeau’s Liberals have manufactured a smear against Christine Innes’ campaign workers in order to stop her from running:
In the letter MacNaughton, goes on to tell Innes she won’t be eligible for a Liberal nomination in any riding for the 2015 election.
Innes, according to the letter, had been asked to sign an agreement with the party that she would seek the nomination in the newly created riding of Spadina–Fort York in 2015. In return, the Liberal Party would support her desire to seek the nomination in the Trinity-Spadina byelection.
The fact that candidates are being asked to sign agreements about where to run seems to belie the declaration by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau that all contests for ridings will be open nominations. (see here)
But to cover their butts, Trudeau’s campaign readiness chair, David MacNaughton had complaint letters made up bizarrely accusing Innes’ husband’s young workers of bullying:
MacNaughton informed Innes of the decision early Thursday morning, outlining the accusations against her campaign team.
“Derogatory remarks were made to several young, enthusiastic Liberals about one of our leading MPs. Suggestions were made to volunteers that their future in the Liberal Party would be in jeopardy if they were on the ‘wrong side’ in a nomination battle,” he said in an email to Innes.
MacNaughton acknowledged he’s seen no evidence that Innes personally has been involved. (see here)
Liberals never change.