Vote suppression: the real problem in robocalls

My column in The Chronicle Herald today is about the philosophy behind voter suppression tactics like robo-calling with negative messages, attack ads and other political chicanery.
Some of the commenters are suggesting that all’s fair in love and war, and Norman Spector chided me on Twitter because I didn’t allude to the terribly tragic and unfair character assassinations of Stockwell Day, Robert Stanfield or Joe Clark. And that really hurts, because I got to know Clark on a number of occasions and met Mr. Stanfield a few times too. Mr. Stanfield is gone but Joe Clark is still a going concern and from what I personally know of him, a class act. I’m sure somewhere in political heaven Robert Stanfield is cussin’ out the current crop of Tories.
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About Dan Leger

Journalist, broadcaster, consultant. And sailor. I've been a pro journalist for more than 30 years as a reporter, writer, producer and senior editor. Parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press. Executive Producer, CBC Television News, Former Director of News Content at The Chronicle Herald. Gemini Award - Best Live Special Event Coverage (1999) and Atlantic Journalism Awards winner, Commentary (2007 and 2009).
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