Canada's Conservatives Are Upping Their Digital Game - 2017-07-05

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F0.png Canada's Conservatives Are Upping Their Digital Game July 5, 2017, Matt Price, Opinion, The Tyee

The CBC story gave a bit of a pass to Ontario Proud's spokesperson Jeff Ballingall, noting that he has been a Conservative staffer, but letting him characterize the initiative as a shoestring enterprise organically tapping into grassroots frustration with Liberals.

In fact, Ontario Proud is part of an online network of other "Proud" groups in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C., with a growing combined followership of over 165,000 in addition to the Ontario number.

Such networks don't just emerge without co-ordination — nor do they grow as fast as this without outside investment. These groups have video production capacity, and other spokespeople like Aaron Gunn in B.C., formerly with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. None of this is accidental.

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{{cite news | first = Matt | last = Price | title = Canada's Conservatives Are Upping Their Digital Game | url = https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/07/05/Canada-Conservatives-Upping-Digital-Game/ | work = Opinion | publisher = The Tyee | date = July 5, 2017 | accessdate = April 6, 2019 }}