Liberals Must Repay Taxpayers For Biased ‘Influencers’ Campaign Say Conservatives

Elections Canada scrapped the dangerously biased campaign, but not after paying out hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

The Conservative Party is calling on the Liberals to pay back Canadian taxpayers for the botched ‘influencers’ campaign.

Elections Canada found themselves facing even more accusations of partisanship and bias, after it was revealed that many of the supposedly ‘non-partisan influencers’ were actually anti-Conservative and pro-Trudeau.

One of the ‘influencers’ had even called for Harper to be defeated in 2015, and compared him to a fascist dictator.

The fact that it even got that far is appalling, as Elections Canada should have looked into the past partisan statements of those they were signing up.

But they didn’t, and have now damaged their credibility even more.

Even worse, Elections Canada paid many of the influencers ahead of time, before any work was even done.

Now, the Conservatives are calling on the Liberal Party to repay Canadian taxpayers for the $650,000 campaign, since it was basically a ‘get out the vote’ effort for the Liberals disguised as an Elections Canada effort.

Here’s what the Conservatives said in a release:

“The Trudeau Liberals and Election Canada’s attempts to use taxpayer funded partisan Liberal social media influencers as a Get out the Vote machine is one of the most egregious affronts to our democracy in recent memory.

“It was only after the Conservatives raised this issue repeatedly that it rightfully got kiboshed – but taxpayers are still on the hook for $650,000.

“For weeks, the Trudeau Liberals and Elections Canada refused to release the list of social media influencers. Now we know why. Quick Google searches showed that these influencers have partisan Liberal pasts.

“One of these ‘social media influencers’ called Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau her #mancrushfriday.

“One of these ‘social media influencers’ gushed that Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau photo-bombed her selfie.

“One of these ‘social media influencers’ described Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau as ‘really dreamy,’ and talked about basking in his ‘afterglow.’

“One of these ‘social media influencers’ ran an organized media blitz and campaign to defeat former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the last election and compared Harper to Adolf Hitler.

“This appears to be nothing more than a $650,000 taxpayer funded partisan Liberal Get out the Vote Campaign – which taxpayers are still on the hook for.

“It was the Trudeau Liberals who changed the law to make these social media campaigns possible. It is the Trudeau Liberals who are stacking the deck in their party’s favour.

“The Liberal Party of Canada needs to do the right thing and pay-back the taxpayers for this $650,000 GOTV campaign.”

Will the Liberals step up and do the right thing?

We both know the answer to that.

Spencer Fernando

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It appears Elections Canada is rotten to the core. Too bad the libs bought the RCMP as well. Now do we surrender our guns?

alanskelhorne
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that’s on the agenda October 20th.

Thomas Tass
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Thomas Tass

October cannot come soon enough. But I fear that it may be too late.

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It is critically important to get rid of Trudeau. Our very democracy and freedoms are threatened by his nonstop efforts to destroy, what has been until now, an internationally recognised election system, of checks and balances .Only a Liberal would pay in advance for work that hasn’t and never will be completed.No other PM has ever gone to the lengths that Trudeau has to twist, corrupt and pervert our election system. Every politician either seeking to be elected or re elected knows the risks of running for office and usually are willing to accept those risks; not our fancy socks,… Read more »

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Ana Gomes

Why can’t we, citizens,take them to Court and make them pay from their individual trusts and bank accounts? Some individuals are guilty of fraud. They should be the ones who pay. You do not play with other people’s money..As for Trudy , what we expect from him is some concentration on his Bhangra dancing and more refinement on his corrupting techniques.

Ana Gomes
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Ana Gomes

Make serious toast out of the fraudsters of Elections Canada. Top and bottom. Complain. Protest.Yell. They have no excuse to be Liberals and corrupt as well. They are betraying the citizens of this almost democratic country.We still have some rights left ,which we should use against EC. Out , out. We must drain this swamp before the elections. Only Banana Republics function like this. Influencers? What? WHAT?
IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FOR OUR CANADA: the Trudeau’s LIBERALS Legacy?

Thomas Tass
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Thomas Tass

What a surprise!!! Corruption at Elections Canada!!! In the post nation land of should have, could have and would have the Liberal con game continues unabated.

Jeremy Clayton
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SEPARATION.

Why are Westerners so afraid of this? It’s the obvious solution to ALL our problems.
Can’t you run your household better than Ontario and Quebec? I can. Anybody can.
They tax us and take our money. That’s our relationship.
Let’s get out of here. NOW.