More Details On RCMP Investigation of 5 Conservative MP's For Illegal Use Of Wheat Board Voters List
During the campaign period for elections to the the Canadian Wheat Board, pamphlets promoting the removal of monopoly powers were circulated to farmers in western Canada by five Conservative MPs. Western farmers overwhelmingly ignored the Tory position and elected Board Members who support the current 'single desk' mandate of the the CWB ... much to the dislike of Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
It is alleged that the recipients of the mail-outs were the same exact same people as appeared on the voters list for the election. Typographical and spelling errors that existed on the master Wheat Board voters list also appeared on the mailing labels used by the five Conservative Members of Parliament.
Suspicions arose, which prompted the investigation, when people outside the constituency of the MPs received the pamphlets.
In the blogosphere, apologists for the Conservative party have already begun a massive 'spin' job arguing that the CWB should have its monopoly mandate struck down.