Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Conservatives In Canada

Oh, what a day this has turned out to be...

We received a letter in the mail today from our local Conservative candidate. We signed up to volunteer for them during the past election. I am going to type the letter word for word:

Typed on business letterhead for the company he is working for...

"Dear Conservative Party Supporter:

Thank you for your assistance in the recent federal election campaign, helping Stephen Harper lead the Conservative Party to its first national victory in 18 years. Unfortunately, were were unable to bridge the gap in much of urban Canada, including (our local riding). However, it was gratifying to have received over 16,000 votes and your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Since the federal election, I have refocused my attention to my position as an Investment
Advisor with (the compny name), in (the city it is in). (Company name) offers a full range of investment services, through our capital markets and private client divisions. It is a wholly owned subsidsiary of (Business Name), which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (the symbol is here). I have over 20 years financial management experience and would appreciate an opportunity to be of service to you.

Please feel free to call me directly at----- or e-mail at----- on any investment matter, or if you would like a seasoned complimentary assessment of your existing investment portfolio.

(his stamp or signature)"

I was so upset when I received this today. Our name was on the contact list for election volunteers not to receive advertising when he didn't get voted in. A letter with the first paragraph would have been fine.

I emailed him, and maybe I will put that in my next post, to tell him I was upset.

If this man is running for the next election in the same party position, I will be changing my vote.

Tell me what you think.


  1. hmmmmmmmmmmmm I would be disturbed as well actually, and I would forward a letter to the party as well as to him...that should not be allowed at all....