CBC News has learned that more than a dozen Conservative MPs employed U.S.-based political telemarketing firms during the last federal election campaign, contrary to Stephen Harper’s statement in Parliament this week.So, let's go to Ohio. If you're Dean del Mastro's campaign team, who ya gonna call? Why, PJ Wenzel of Front Porch Strategies, Columbus Ohio, of course. And Mr. Wenzel's bio says, in part ...
The prime minister and his parliamentary secretary, Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro, claimed in the Commons that the Liberals were the only party that used American calling firms.
“We’ve done some checking,” the PM said, and “we’ve only found that it was the Liberal Party that did source its phone calls from the United States.”
PJ Wenzel is a Partner at Front Porch Strategies, an international voter contact and constituent outreach firm based in Columbus Ohio. PJ has been working on political and issue campaigns since 1994 and has done work in 40 U.S. states and territories as well as work for members of the Canadian Parliament, and Canadian Conservative Caucus.Now, just to be clear, (Not del Mastro clear), Mr. Wenzel and Front Porch Strategies have done nothing which could be contrued as wrong or even the slightest bit illegal.
Del Mastro and Harper, however, have misled us once again.
Is there more?
Indeed there is. Later.