Thursday, October 7, 2010
Harper's Got Mail?
Well isn't this convenient, the Canadian Press did an Access to Information request for e-mails that the Prime Minister received in the early days of Censusgate from people claiming to be Conservatives threatening to withdraw their support for the Party if the long form census was made voluntary. The names attached to the e-mails were not released; we are just supposed to accept at face value that these are Conservative supporters revolting over the census. I can say that as a Tory blogger, I have seen hundreds of comments from people (mostly in Toronto) who claim to be Conservative supporters and make outrageous statements. Are these the same "Conservative supporters" who e-mailed their census complaints to the Prime Minister? We will never know because their names are blocked, but their e-mails remain.