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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MP Gary Goodyear destroys "In and Out" arguments

That was fun to watch! Got to watch some of the coverage today on CPAC on my afternoon break, and just happened to catch Cambridge Conservative MP Gary Goodyear's line of questioning for Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

Gary systematically, point-by-point, ripped the case for the so called "In and Out" affair to shreds! He went through each of the steps of how exactly the regional ad buys were conducted, and got an "Affirmative" from Mr. Mayrand that each step was perfectly legal.

Interstingly enough, the entire case being put together by Elections Canada is that by combining each of these perfectly legal actions, they somehow became illegal. Mr. Goodyear blew that argument out of the water today.

It confirms the fact that the actions of the Conservative Party of Canada were perfectly legitimate and legal... and that the Opposition is simply grasping at straws for their own partisan political purposes.

Will post the Hansard when it becomes available.

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  • At Tue Jul 15, 03:54:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not that I'm a CP-line tower by any means, but you guys are right on this one. EC is wrong

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Tue Jul 15, 04:47:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Oh I wish I had seen that. Gary is awesome.

  • At Wed Jul 16, 01:05:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Smoking gun will be a lack of paperwork (ie PO or Requisition) orginating from the Candidate's end requesting the media buys.

    Without this request to purchase media, at the constituency end, Elections Canada has no other option then determine these media buys as expenses for the Party, and not Candidate expense.

    The other parties had the proper paperwork, and therefore compliant with the Elections Act. Someone in CPC HQ forgot the review the paperwork!! Just a technicality, but illegal none the less.

  • At Wed Jul 16, 12:16:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Blah Blah Blah

    What the CPC as a whole and their candidates spend is none of my business. EC should get a life

    Mike Wisniewski


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