Citizen - The conservatives have again played foul in this election in
This reminded me that Conservative leader Stephen
Harper said he would:
- Build a fire-wall around Alberta
- Make the Canadian Wheat Board
- Canada should have sent troops to
- Canada is a third-world country
(Editorial note: Making wheat board "voluntary"
is corporate-friendly code to kill the wheat board by "choice"
and is the equivalent of letting union members take jobs for less
than union rates thereby gutting the floor price for all.)
Interlake Conservatives are at it again
January 18th, 2006
Selkirk - Selkirk-Interlake NDP candidate Ed Schreyer
is outraged by the latest attempt on the part of the Interlake
Conservatives to mislead voters about his position on Bill C-68.
"It's shocking to me the extent they are willing
to go to misrepresent my position and undermine my campaign.
Distributing a flyer made to look like it came from the NDP is not just
dishonest, it's the lowest order of political fraud" Schreyer said.
In a deliberate attempt to mislead and confuse voters,
the Conservative campaign released a flyer in selected regions of the
Selkirk-Interlake riding. The orange coloured NDP look alike flyer has a
picture of Jack Layton, a simulation of the NDP word mark on the front
and headlines written in the first person. The flyer's text
misrepresents Ed Schreyer's position on Bill C-68. "I've been very
clear that I do not support this legislation. I believe that it is
totally unnecessary and fails to reflect the differences between rural
Canada and downtown Toronto" said Schreyer.
Schreyer said that he is disappointed that the local
race has taken this turn. "We took James Bezan at his word, when he
said during the Lundar debate that the Conservative's would run a clean
campaign. It's quite disappointing that the Interlake Conservatives
haven't learned from their past mistakes" Schreyer said referring
to the 1995 vote rigging scandal and the 1999 smear of MLA Tom
In 1995 the Conservatives engineered a vote rigging
scheme in the Interlake that resulted in charges being laid and a public
inquiry that identified high ranking Conservatives as the perpetrators.
During the 1999 provincial election campaign it was revealed that
Conservative campaign organizers attempted to propagate fraudulent
claims about NDP candidate Tom Nevakshonoff by faxing doctored police
records to the Liberal campaign office.
Mr. Schreyer, who shocked the province by confronting
and challenging the Conservative smear tactics story during the 1999
Provincial election, and which culminated in a 10 thousands dollar fine
be levied against and paid by a conservative campaign activist. Mr.
Schreyer will be available to comment on this latest Conservative