The Liberal riding association in Guelph has been issued a $4,900 penalty by the federal broadcast regulator for sending out unsolicited robo-calls during the 2011 election campaign.Oh... my... gawd... stand by for weeks of outraged media coverage as we get an actual conviction on the opposition's robo-calling accusations.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced the finding and penalty Friday.
It describes its notice of violation as being against the Guelph Federal Liberal Association on behalf of Frank Valeriote, who was the Liberal candidate who won the election and is currently an MP.
Wait a minute... it's a Liberal MP. I'm guessing it doesn't even make the television news cycle once.
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Hmmm... Amanda Lang, Amanda Lang... that sounds so familiar...
"Some changes, such as anchor Amanda Lang’s clear glass desk with view of her legs, surprised industry watchers."Yup... she's a pro alright.
LAST WORD: The party of Jack...
The Star obtained internal party documents showing the federal NDP returned a total of $344,468 — including GST — in advertising revenues from eight unions and seven other organizations, received at three separate policy conventions. The funds were returned in April and May.Apparently, some rules are more important than others.