AConservative senator for PEI could be on to something when he suggested yesterday in a radio interview that “interested third parties”—not necessarily any of the political parties—could be the culprits in the election “robo-call” scandal.
Morning host Jordi Morgan interviewed Senator Duffy on Halifax radio station News 95.7 Monday morning. Mr. Duffy said:
People have to remember that it’s not just political parties that are operating during a federal election campaign. Under the law, we have all kinds of interested third parties that are operating in election campaigns, and I think that’s where we have to be careful. People are throwing stones but there have been third parties that have been attacking Conservatives as well as Liberals and New Democrats.”
I share the senator’s view that, in his words, “This isn’t the end of the world here. But it is something that needs to be investigated… .” I just wish opposition politicians like Liberal Bob Rae and NDP Pat Martin and interested third parties would tone down their rhetoric until there is some real (court-quality) proof to be debated.