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Sinclair Stevens

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Former Conservative Cabinet Minister in bungled black-op


A bunch of my fellow bloggers are abuzz about new shenanigans from former Mulroney-era Cabinet Minister Sinclair Stevens. Mr. Stevens detested the Reform Party and the Canadian Alliance, waged a (sometimes dirty) war to prevent the merger of the CA and the Progressive Conservatives and has a massive hate-on for Stephen Harper, the Leader of the united Conservative Party. So it is no surprise that he reared his head last week as it appeared Canadians might be heading to the polls sooner rather than later. The latest weapon in his war against the Conservatives is the website bloc-harper.com. The site is, apparently, an attempt to smear the Conservative Leader and to tie him to separatists in Quebec. (Mr. Stevens has clearly forgotten he sat in the same Cabinet as the founder of the Bloc Québecois but has not forgotten that age old lesson: Never let the facts get in the way of a good smear.) The site itself states it is supported by "Freedom International" which to the best of anyone's knowledge is a "rights group" out of Australia that has nothing to do with Canada and has not updated its own website since 2003.  Thursday, the site prompted Brent Colbert to ask who was behind the site. Though it claims to be the work of "Freedom International", I commented chez Brent that the really interesting thing was that Mr. Stevens registered the site in the name of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto which boasts the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as Patron and Honorary Chair respectively. I doubt either the GG or the LG would be that excited about being associated with such a site. Others were on the same track. Monday, Bill Strong posted along the same lines. Small Dead Animals (quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs) ran with it and uncovered today that the registration of the site name has been changed - undoubtedly due in part to the attention the site's dubious pro. enance has generated and the concerns expressed by Chris Churchill of the RCS (via Brent).


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May 25, 2005 at 08:40 PM



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