Ex-National Bureau reporter now spokesperson for secretive anti-Conservative ad group Engage Canada

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Reading this story on third-party groups running political attack ads, the name of the spokesperson for Engage Canada caught my eye:

Engage Canada, another group launched earlier this month by former NDP and Liberal strategists, claims to be non-partisan. On Friday, it launched a new television ad targeting the Conservative approach to health care.

The group did not respond to a request for an interview on Friday but it issued a statement instead.

“Engage Canada is operating with the current legislative framework,” spokesperson Jessica Hume said in an email. (see here)

You see, there was a Jessica Hume who worked for Sun Media (see here) and the thought came to mind how repulsive it would be for a journalist to become part of such an underhanded political group whose funding sources are unknown.

And yup, you guessed it – someone tipped me off that it was the same Jessica Hume:

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So not only is the Canadian media funding these ads through their union dues at Unifor, they have one of their own helping run them.

*note* The photo above is of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Unifor union president Jerry Dias

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