doggedlyright wrote:Garth certainly did not complain about this privacy issue when he was a member of the CPC. Oh, I wonder why he is complaining now?
Do you think the local CPC constituency has access to the data? Maybe they are using it against Garth?
EdS wrote:Garth is an idiot.
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Not surprisingly, Garth Turner's addiction to media attention has caused him to open his mouth without engaging his cerebrum. The use of computer-based voting databases is a practice used by both major parties, and Mr Turner knows it. I'm sure he also spoke at length about the Liberals' "ManagElect" software, that allows the party to, among other features, track the personal information of voters to send cards and congratulatory notes; use demographic clustering to identify segments of the populace and target their vote; and according to the software manufacturer's website, "pinpoint your audience using hundreds of pieces of information". The website also lists all the Liberal-affiliated groups using their product, including the Federal Liberal Caucus of Canada.
Nefarious stuff. The same allegations of constituent privacy breaches and constitutents having the ability to request their name being omitted from this database also apply. Mr.Turner either purposely omitted his party-of-the-week's use of this database in an attempt to smear the Tories, or he divulged it and it was cut by the reporter or editor... a headline bashing the Liberals doesn't stand out much any more, even in Ontario.
Considering that I found the information on ManagElect after 10 minutes on google, I can only assume Cub Reporter Bruce Cheadle must have skipped the investigative reporting module at journalism school.
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