Well it seems that Craig Oliver must know more than the rest of us.
Several readers had alerted me to Craig Oliver’s over-the-top ‘reporting’ on last night’s newscast. I had to check it out for myself and could not believe what he said.
Please go to the CTV website and click on the video with the title “Are Robocalls the Standard?
I’m going to transpose the part that I find most offensive here. Apologies if I miss and ‘um’ or whatever (starts around the 50 second mark):
“Well even though what the Conservative Party did in pretending to be Elections Canada, and that’s what they’re accused of by Elections Canada itself, was probably illegal...”
O.K. So now all we have to do is wait for Judge Craig to announce the sentence. This should save a lot of time and money for Elections Canada.
And who was it that said EC needed more resources? Nah, they have the liberal media. That’s more than enough.
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BC Blue has a terrific post up - Liberal MP has some explaining to do about his robocall story. We demand the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
And from one of the links that BC Blue provides (Ottawa Citizen):
A spokesman for Valeriote said Sunday that the “Laurie McDonald” robocall was provided to Elections Canada last week.
“They haven’t indicated to us it requires any further investigation,” said Jeff Valois.
Gee that’s a little different from what Frank Valeriote himself said:
Valeriote said the call was issue-based and not about suppressing votes. He added he spoke to Elections Canada about the call and the agency confirmed it complied with election law.
So what’s the truth, Frank?