Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Liberals try to subvert the Privy Council Office


Paul Martin's Liberals have issued an "urgent" call to Privy Council Office staff for their support and donations in the run-up to the Jan. 23 vote.

Liberal party president Mike Eizenga mailed bright yellow teledispatches directly to the office addresses of employees of the PCO, which is supposed to remain non-partisan and non-political.

The memo lays out the Liberal election platform and asks for a minimum $100 donation.

"We need your support now to make sure we form the next government," says Eizenga's letter, which landed in many in-boxes of the Privy Council's Sparks Street office building on Jan. 9.

NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis slammed the Liberals for their donation tactics, pointing out that Justice John Gomery's Adscam report underlined the importance of the PCO remaining non-partisan and free of political meddling.

"The danger is that people in that office might feel some pressure to donate to keep their jobs," Wasylycia-Leis said.

You don't say.


At 11:10 PM, Blogger Canadi-anna said...

There are no depths too low.


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