Police called in regarding suspected voter suppression in PC leadership race

The following was received by “unambiguously ethnic” (as PH puts) PC Party of Ontario members in a Toronto area riding. It reeks of voter suppression. (h/t Perez)

Frank Klees’ campaign has focused upon signing up new Canadians and bringing increased diversity to the PC Party of Ontario. His campaign believes that his campaign was the target of this “dirty trick” type of politicking.

I’ve received the following letter from a source close to the Klees campaign. The letter is from party president Ken Zeise. It informs the Klees campaign that the police are now investigating the matter.

Comments

comments

  • Opiniator

    Well, well I see the Tories are up to dirty tricks.

    I guess they learned nothing from 2001-2003 when they tried them… and gave Ontario Dalton McGuinty and David Caplan because Sandra Pupatello took 'em on her shoulders as she pounded/pup-ed her way to victory.

    Gosh, WHEN will you guys learn to just play it clean?!?

    In fact, to be quite frank with you, one man for 13 years has been a political superstar because he's everybody's favorite 2nd choice & totally unthreatening as a person: Dalton McGuinty. I wish and hope the Ontario PCs have such a 2nd choice kind-of-a-bloke. Randy Hillier?

  • Shaun

    Interesting. This is clearly disgusting, and definitely makes my stomach churn.

    But someone went to considerable effort to construct a notice that is factually accurate in every respect, but uses warped context and innuendo to convey a different meaning.

    If you’re going to be this dirty, why not just make everything up? Unless someone is preparing a defense to avoid prosecution.

    (For anyone unfamiliar with the context of the actual investigation, see for example: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jrHbCE2VUs49QI7JN4C0gn-nNHsQ )

  • Shaun

    Interesting. This is clearly disgusting, and definitely makes my stomach churn.

    But someone went to considerable effort to construct a notice that is factually accurate in every respect, but uses warped context and innuendo to convey a different meaning.

    If you’re going to be this dirty, why not just make everything up? Unless someone is preparing a defense to avoid prosecution.

    (For anyone unfamiliar with the context of the actual investigation, see for example: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jrHbCE2VUs49QI7JN4C0gn-nNHsQ )

  • http://twitter.com/NathalieJCaron Nathalie

    Humm… strange and unfortunate. Who would really gain from this? perhaps the liberals for creating this witch hunt.

  • Joe the Plumber

    I hope that the Police will be able to get to the bottom of this. I look forward to seeing who took part in this desperate scheme and what campaign they were associated with.

    I am anxiously awaiting the results of this investigation.

  • Joe the Plumber

    I hope that the Police will be able to get to the bottom of this. I look forward to seeing who took part in this desperate scheme and what campaign they were associated with.

    I am anxiously awaiting the results of this investigation.

  • Liz J

    This can't be PC's behaving this way. Are we being infiltrated by moles or are we dealing with mad lust for power within? It's not a big prize, it's a rebuilding process. loads of grunt work and miles to go before the next election.

    Beginning to think we do need a straight shooter like Hillier but we keep hearing he doesn't stand a chance, he offends the sensibilities of Toronto elite and therefore could never win in this province. Are we PC's or are we chameleons, changing with the locale, all things to all people like the Liberals?

  • Oh boy oh boy

    This smacks of the Liberals.

  • Oh boy oh boy

    This smacks of the Liberals.

  • MaryT

    What effect will this have on today's voting.

  • ConservaClaude

    The weakness of the liberals is that they can’t conduct any covert operations and keep their mouth shut.

    It is common knowledge at the Park that the liberals have infiltrated this leadership race from day one.

  • ConservaClaude

    The weakness of the liberals is that they can’t conduct any covert operations and keep their mouth shut.

    It is common knowledge at the Park that the liberals have infiltrated this leadership race from day one.

  • Outsider

    I do not believe the liberals are responsible, they clearly have enough problems to deal with (eHealth anyone?). It is the act of a desperate campaign and it's disgusting.
    It is appalling. The campaign responsible knows who they are and it's only a matter of time before everyone else does too.

  • Cat

    The Opiniator's comment is interesting. I agree with the others who suggest that this is more a Liberal tactic than a conservative one.

    I truly hope they get to the bottom of this.

    It's not going to stop me in the least from supporting my candidate.

  • watcher

    These are pathetic Tories behaving like Liberals.

    There is strong evidence linking this to one of the campaigns. The campaign who did it knows that the evidence is there.

  • watcher

    These are pathetic Tories behaving like Liberals.

    There is strong evidence linking this to one of the campaigns. The campaign who did it knows that the evidence is there.

  • terry1

    Harpo's gang will be next on the police blotter

  • Michael

    Ontario's PC's: Clearly ready to rule.

  • Michael

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • Liz J

    Any truth to the rumour this is all hogwash, as in not true?

  • Omanator

    Outsider, The Liberals need desperately a diversion. The Whole Liberal Party is crocked from top to bottom. I don't feel sorry for the people in Ontario. They have only themselves to blames for the sh-house in Toronto. I wonder if they will wake up when all the taxes go through the roof next year.Not to mention the mess in Caledonia
    This whole affair smaks too much of Liberal infiltration.

  • terry1

    Liz J hysterical…….apparently it is real and they took their advice from Harpo's war room. LOL

  • Omanator

    Liz as far as Terry1 is concerned he is so hysterical I don't even reply eny more.

  • Omanator

    There is another thing. How come we hear so little about it in Ottawa. One would think the Liberal Media would fall all over themselves to blast the Conservaties. Am I the only one who sees very little of it?

  • Omanator

    Dalton McGuinty beeing clean cut. Yea ,right, I can fly to the moon. He is more slick than the others
    There is nothing first rate about it except being a lier.

  • Omanator

    Liz as far as Terry1 is concerned he is so hysterical I don't even reply eny more.

  • Omanator

    There is another thing. How come we hear so little about it in Ottawa. One would think the Liberal Media would fall all over themselves to blast the Conservaties. Am I the only one who sees very little of it?

  • Omanator

    Dalton McGuinty beeing clean cut. Yea ,right, I can fly to the moon. He is more slick than the others
    There is nothing first rate about it except being a lier.