On party ethics story, Hill Times reporter omits quoted NDP insider was behind fake robocall petition


In this article titled “Tories, Libs trying to knock off their ethical high horse over free partisan mailings: pundits” Hill Times’ Laura Ryckewaert quotes Robin Sears:

Robin Sears, a former NDP strategist and now a principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group, said all parties “play games” with their mailings and “should all take a valium.”

“I just don’t think this is a subject any of them want to have a fight about. It doesn’t mean anything to voters. It makes politicians and politics look bad,” said Mr. Sears.

“Be careful what you wish for when you start playing games with these things, because you end up in a much different place than you expected many times,” he said. (see here)


Sears knows very well what kind of dirty tricks are played in Ottawa as he was behind one of the dirtiest as he organized the phony anti-robocall petition group LeadNow (see here) which Elections Canada condemned in their investigation (see here).


As I showed in the first link, Media Party members like CBC’s Kady O’Malley are fully aware of these activities by Sears but have refused to report on it even when confronted – I’ve asked Ryckewaert if she knew and if not, will be correcting her story to include it.

I’ll update if I hear back from her.



4 Responses to “On party ethics story, Hill Times reporter omits quoted NDP insider was behind fake robocall petition”

  1. Jen Says:

    She has to consult not only with her boss, but her union boss before attempting to respond to you, Dean.
    If she HAD the ‘FREEDOM’, she would have responded a long time ago.
    This goes for reporters who seem to take days to answer your requests Dean.

  2. Liz J Says:

    As an Ontarian I’m fed up, we are living in a Liberal cesspool where ethics in government after some 10 years of the Liberals of Liar McGuinty is non existent. Robin is a BIRD, he can fly off and poop anywhere he chooses, the media love such people.

    • Fay Says:

      I agree liz J, it is beginning to look like Ontario is just as corrupt as Quebec. Sad to see the great Canadians of Ontario living under this government.

      • Liz J Says:

        If the Liberals win we have a union led government which will kill jobs as companies large, medium and small will leave the province or shut down.

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