A Mission, B.C., woman says she was given misleading information by the Conservative Party a few days before the May 2011 federal election.Holy crap, Batman!
Astrid Dimond said she had been called six times for Conservative donations during the last election. After a seventh call, she said she did an internet search on the caller’s phone number, which had shown up on her call display.
"It came up as the Conservative Party in Victoria," Dimond said.
The next time she received a call from the same number, she told the caller she was supporting the NDP in the election in the hopes the calls would stop.
Two days before the election, Dimond said she got another call from the same number.
“[The caller] just said, ‘Did you know the polling station had changed,’ and basically, I said, ‘No it hasn't,’ and that was the end of the conversation. I wouldn't let her continue because I knew it was a falsehood."
Obviously we don't know whether Ms. Dimond's story is true yet, but if so, then that's a serious breach of Elections Canada rules by the Conservative Party, traced exactly back to the Conservative Party!
It's a bit different though, isn't it? Instead of a robocall and a number from North Dakota, it's a live person from Victoria. That could be consistent with certain other calls, but not with the ones we've seen so far out of Guelph.
In other words, this isn't Pierre Poutine's work. It's a lot more sloppy than that, if true. So think about that before we all jump to conclusions.