IT KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND GOING … From an earlier post, commenter Phyl writes:
CC, I had no idea this was a trend. Now I wish I had kept the letter I got two weeks ago from the Cons.
I’m in Toronto Centre, and the letter said that since Bill Graham had retired, our liaison would now be a Con MP. I don’t remember the name (her name?), but I believe it was the Con party Whip.
I remember being extremely irritated, thinking, “Even if I don’t have a sitting MP at the moment, do you think for a second I’ll be going to a CON for help if I need it??” I’d be getting in touch with Stephane Dion or, more likely since I’m in Toronto, Jack Layton.
Anyone else from Toronto Centre have something to add to this?
Or, more likely, the letter was just the same one that everyone gets when they live in a vacated riding: That the House of Commons will maintain the Ottawa and constituency offices in order to service constituents until a by-election is held and that the party whip will oversee both offices. Oh yeah, and it turns out that the Liberal whip, not the Conservative whip, will be overseeing those offices.
I guess that when “research” means “quote comments on my blog without fact-checking,” dumb mistakes like these are bound to happen, eh?
Screwupandretractitude Update: CC has retracted his dumb, unfounded accusation. That is usually what people do with dumb, unfounded accusations after they’ve been caught out, isn’t it? Really. Perhaps if someone would learn to do a little research, he wouldn’t have to print out retractions.