My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, December 16, 2005

Illegal campaigning in Ottawa Centre...what would Ed Broadbent say?

I always respected Ed Broadbent, but he would never stoop to this.
Just got a voice mail from someone calling herself "Nora" campaigning on behalf of Paul Dewar, our NDP candidate here in Ottawa Centre. I only note this because she called using her government phone number during government hours on government time. A quick government directory reverse lookup produces the following information:

Nora J Balogh, Manager, Information Integration Services, Social Development Canada

She praised Mr. Dewar (any relation to Marion?) and told me that Ed Broadbent himself endorses the man and wanted me to be aware of that. Now I have a great deal of respect for Ed Broadbent. Indeed, until recently, I lived across the street from Ed and saw him frequently. I disagree with most of what his party stands for, but Ed himself is a terrific and highly respected Parliamentarian. I doubt he would endorse such tactics
Calls should not be made from government offices.


Blogger Dorionhawk said...

Yes in fact he is the past mayor of Ottawa's son. This call should be reported to Elections Canada.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Devin Baines said...

Elections Canada has no rules against this. I checked. The Public Service Commission does have rules, however.

Given the number of reporters I sent this to (and the number who called this woman), I'm sure she got the message. That, coupled with the fact that I sent it to her Director General as well...

12:08 AM  

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