Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Memo to Political Parties: No Robocalls, Ever

We always knew the Conservatives were comtemptuous of democracy, and now we have even more proof with the robocall dirty tricks of May 2. Somebody up high had to okay them, because they cost a fair amount of change to set up. (And why has no one noted that this bit of electioneering took place on election day when spending limits no longer apply.)

But I think it's also time that political parties realized that robocalls with recorded messages in support of candidates or as part of polls probably are counter productive. We've had a slew of them in the last week or so from the NDP. Everybody hear just hangs up, even though we mostly pro-NDP.

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