Around election time in August of 2015 and onward, The Rebel reported on LeadNow and how this group was influenced by foreign backers like the Tides Foundation.
LeadNow was also behind the “Vote Together” strategic voting campaign that helped to defeat 25 conservatives in 29 ridings.
But we knew this over a year and a half ago, so why is the mainstream media just catching up now? Because a complaint has been filed to Elections Canada by Canada Decides, a group chaired by Joan Crockatt, former Conservative MP who lost her seat by 750 votes in Calgary Centre after being targeted of the “Vote Together” campaign.
She’s claiming basically what’s already available through a simple Google search and that there may have been some collusion between third party groups to get past election spending limits of almost $8800 per riding.
Why is the media only paying attention now?
For one thing, because the election is over and the Liberals have a safe majority. But imagine if this foreign funded Vote Together campaign targeted Liberals, or NDP candidates?
You know the old adage: Not a Tory, not a story.