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Hoax Email: Second Round

September 16, 2007

Well, it looks like the Liberal Party of Canada is now the victim of a hoax e-mail in which the names of party insiders are used to espouse false damaging views that are not their own.

If you remember from the beginning of the year, the same sort of thing happened to the Federal NDP.

I hope people of all political stripes join me in condemning this abysmal behaviour and keep in mind that it could happen to their party next.

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  1. Jay
    September 17, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Pretty dirty on the behalf of conservatives. Doesn’t imitating someone constitute fraud? Could in the instance of both these situations, authorities track down the ip address of the individual who created the account and prosecute them for identity theft/fraud??

  2. Jesus Satrino
    September 17, 2007 at 11:03 am

    The NDP has more to gain from fabricating this email than the conservatives.

  3. Northern BC Dipper
    September 17, 2007 at 11:15 am

    I don’t think the Conservative or the NDP are responsible for fabricating this email. I’d say (hope) that it is the responsibility of a politically informed rouge jerk.

    I don’t think hoax email benefit any party; all it does is make regular Canadians look at politics with disdain (“Yep, them dirty politicians again”).

    I think that key thing here is that people and bloggers from all political parties need to say that this type of e-mail is unacceptable behaviour.

    “Doesn’t imitating someone constitute fraud? Could in the instance of both these situations, authorities track down the ip address of the individual who created the account and prosecute them for identity theft/fraud??”

    Well, I know that when the NDP was the subject of these type of hoax e-mails, they sent out a press release stating that they were investigating and looking at legal action. I hope that the Liberals do the same thing.

  4. Brian in Calgary
    September 18, 2007 at 7:42 am

    This kind of activity should be punished to the full extent of the law, no matter who was behind it. And, if the laws do not mandate jail time, they should be changed so that it does.

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