It was all over the media this morning. Reports of 31,000 complaints* to Elections Canada on Robo Calls. (*While it was clarified that it was 31,000 contacts and not complaints, the media ran with it often repeating the "complaints" line rather than the fact that they were contacts and not complaints)
What you didn't hear about from our ever vigilant media is just where those 'contacts' may have came from.
Take a look at this page from leadnow.ca and take a good look at the number of "messages sent" to Elections Canada. See something interesting?
8 hrs after the 31,000 number appears it now reads upward of 36,000. ALL of which have been sent to Elections Canada and if you read the wording of the email that will be sent when you click, it is definitely not a complaint of robo calling.
Oh and while you are there be sure to look at their about page. It looks like what you might find on a list for an NDP strategy meeting.
Tuesday Mar 06 Update:
Ezra Levant comments on the numbers. Note the Elections Canada quote where they use "contacts" and how many media outlets used the word "complaints". Even my local radio station used 'complaints'. But why? Where did this meme start and why didn't anyone bother to check the rather short Elections Canada statement against the copy?
Brian Lilley same subject but digs deeper into the ties.
Google search for: '31,000 "complaints" to elections..." yields 31,430,000 results! ALL of them factually wrong!