Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Controversy in Vancouver-Centre

In light of the recent non-aggression pact between the Greens and Liberals with the intent of elevating politics to a new level of discourse beyond petty partisanship, Hedy Fry should immediately distance herself from this.

Or not. Either way works for me.

Updated: Added additional label.

Updated x2: Thanks to Steve in the comments. Hedy has spoken:

[Hedy] Fry ridiculed the allegation, saying her staff contacted Carr's office in late June as soon as the site was discovered. The MP said the fake Carr site was created by someone unaffiliated with the Liberals living on the Sunshine Coast.

"We had nothing to do with it. I don't play that kind of game," Fry said.

Updated x3: Jim Harris retracts the accusation and apologizes:

Well, research has revealed it’s not a Liberal, it’s not a friend of a Liberal campaign worker, it’s not a former high school friend of the campaign manager – it’s the work of a disgruntled former Green Party volunteer!

Hedy Fry’s office and staff were in no way responsible.

So I would like to unequivocally retract my earlier posts and apologize to Hedy Fry and to her campaign staff for having suggested or implied that they were involved in any way.

[H/T, Red Tory]

4 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

But, but, I don't understand, May wants Dion as her leader, so what's Fry's beef? She needs to get with the program. Adrian Carr won't win in Vancouver Centre, and hopefully Fry won't either.

Lord of Wealth said...

While I don't expect that Hedy did it herself she had better speak up and quickly, lest the "goodwill" between Greens and wanna be Greens become frayed.

I wonder if they can log and track the ip used to do this?

Steve said...

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=a02dba30-3e8e-40a6-84b0-0fe5b4ee61a0&k=87428

JimBobby said...

Whooee! It took me less than 30 seconds to find out who the domain is registered to and administered by. An email address and phone number are provided. If Hedy Fry wishes to distance herself from a dirty trick being perpetrated on her behalf, I suspect a call or email from Fry's office to the site owner would do the trick.

BTW, CIRA, the Canadian domain authority takes an extremely dim view of cybersquatting. This is a textbook example.

JimBobby