Back in January, Bruce Anderson revealed on CBC’s The National that his daughter worked for Liberal leader Justin Trudeau (see here) but when I pressed him on the details which related to him being in a potential massive conflict of interest, he refused to fully disclose (see here).
Since then, Anderson has added a regular column at the Globe and Mail besides being a panellist on CBC, chairman of a polling company and part owner of a news aggregate which led me to confront him after his website promoted an insane column from Michael Harris (see here).
Anderson is super thin-skinned and very easy (as most Liberals are) to provoke, responding with personal smears and name-calling which of course he did but what was most interesting last night was one of his daughters jumping in to help him. Her Twitter account was chalked full of Liberal propaganda so I asked her if she was the one working for Trudeau which made Anderson go into full ad hominem and to my total glee, produced this:
Kate Purchase is Trudeau’s Director of Communications – this is no lowly political gofer job but one of the very few people who have constant access to a party leader. No wonder Anderson and Mansbridge didn’t want to discuss who she was and what she did:
“We accept Sun News’ apology,” Trudeau’s spokeswoman Kate Purchase said in an emailed statement.
“We look forward to Sun News journalists resuming participation in Mr. Trudeau’s press conferences.” (see here)
Think about the conflict of interest Anderson is in just from his daughter actively blocking access of Sun News while he works for their competition the Globe and Mail and the CBC.
And tell me the management at the CBC and Globe don’t know about who Purchase’s dad is.