Update: I have removed the 'it looks like" line from the original post. At first I thought that perhaps the use of the @parl.gc.ca email address might have been a simple error on behalf of the campus NDP, but that is not the case and I now have concrete proof that Linda Duncan's MP office is indeed using that account for the partisan door knocking event(s) outlined below. (see end of post for additional info)
(Please note the contact email address, highlighted by me, in the following email)
Email from the UofA NDP Campus club:
Subject: U of A Campus NDP Meeting and Volunteer Requests.
Hello fellow campus New Democrats!
The U of A Campus NDP is planning to re-coordinate our efforts to get
New Democrats seen and heard on campus. If you're interested in being
involved in the club, including planning strategy and bringing in
speakers from the provincial and federal NDP, come to our upcoming
Also, it is quite likely we will have a federal election called in the
next month or two. Help your Edmonton NDP candidates get ready! Here
are some ways you can help get rid of Stephen Harper's Conservatives
and put progressive MPs in their places:
Re-elect Linda Duncan in Edmonton-Strathcona
Upcoming door-knocking sessions (open to everyone, regardless of
Canvass in Windsor Park, Saturday February 12, 1pm: Please meet at
home of Mary XXXXXX, one of the coordinators for the Windsor Park
team, XXXXX St
Canvass in Garneau/Strathcona, Sunday February 13, 1pm: Please meet
at the home of Nancy XXXX, Garneau team coordinator, XXXXX,
XXXXXX. The building has visitor parking and there
is also parking on Saskatchewan Drive.
Canvass in King Edward Park, Sunday, February 20, 1pm: Please meet at
the home of Melinda XXXXXX, 8XXX XX Avenue.
For more information or to sign up for any of the above sessions,
contact Erica Bullwinkle at DuncaL1@parl.gc.ca.
Hope to see you soon on the campaign trail with us!
U of A Campus NDP
While I don't know the exact reading of the House Board of Internal Economy's rules on the use of government resources for partisan purposes, I am pretty sure that the organizing of 3 separate and purely partisan door knocking events, using an email account from Duncan's Parliamentary office and on Government of Canada servers, fits into the category of things not allowed.
Time to call your office Linda, because someone there is breaking the rules.
The important info from an email ( on the subject of partisan door knocking) forwarded to me this AM. As with the campus NDP email I have removed all the non relevant personal identifiable information.
Updated: With permission, I have now enclosed the entire email body
Received: from mailer01.parl.gc.ca ([192.197.82.XXX])
Subject: RE: Sunday Feb 13 Canvass in Garneau/Strathcona
Hi Ron – Terrific! I will plan for three and if not everyone shows that’s OK. I just like to make sure I have enough routes and kits. See you then, Erica
Linda Duncan, M.P.