Conservative MPs quietly developing partisan software for upcoming elections - 2014-05-22
A group of Conservative MPs including Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg-South) and Rob Clarke (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) have been quietly developing proprietary software "by politicians for politicians" to be deployed exclusively by Conservatives in upcoming federal and provincial campaigns, The Vancouver Observer has learned -- raising yet again the issue of public resources being used for party activities.
Proxivote is a mobile application for handheld devices that is synced with party databases such as CIMS which is used by the Conservative Party of Canada. Fronted by Conservative insider and former lobbyist Jennifer Pilzecker who was once identified as key player in the Harper Government, Pilzecker stated that the two MPs are central players in the project.
"What a couple of Canadian politicians -- Rod Bruinooge and Rob Clarke -- came up with was something to really help on the ground in campaigns" said Pilzecker in a video to partisans leaked to The Vancouver Observer.