As Scheer Falsehoods Pile up, Postmedia Gives Its Blessing - 2019-10-19
In the week when Postmedia ordered its newspapers across the country to endorse Andrew Scheer because "he is a man for whom what you see is what you get," the Conservative party and its leader were further exposed for dirty tricks and a mounting number of campaign falsehoods.
On Saturday morning Scheer refused to say whether, as the Globe and Mail reported, the Conservatives paid political strategist Warren Kinsella and his firm Daisy Group to "seek and destroy" the People's Party led by Scheer's former rival for the Tory leadership, Maxime Bernier.
Kinsella and his firm were hired to discredit Bernier's party, the Globe reported, tasked with a secret mission to find ways to portray its candidates as racists and ensure Bernier wasn't included in the leader's debate. The scheme included measures to avoid third-party advertising disclosure rules, the newspaper reported. "Daisy will create an arm's-length organization that cannot be linked to the client or any participating organization," a Daisy manager wrote in an internal memo.