Carleton's new election-integrity scholar comes from Facebook. The NDP says that's like Dracula overseeing the blood supply - 2020-01-27
The NDP's ethics critic says Carleton University's decision to name a Facebook Canada official as a "visiting scholar in election integrity" is like "inviting Dracula to oversee the security of the blood supply."
NDP MP Charlie Angus told National Observer that the university's appointment of Kevin Chan, head of public policy at Facebook Canada, made little sense in light of last year's investigation by the federal and B.C. privacy commissioners that found the social media giant violated Canadian privacy laws and refused to take responsibility.
"I don't know how you say you're going to invite a top Facebook lobbyist to be a visiting scholar on election integrity when they're fighting an officer of Parliament whose job it is to protect Canadian privacy rights," Angus said in an interview Monday.