Manning Centre a primary backer for series of 'Proud' Facebook pages - 2019-10-03

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F49.png Manning Centre a primary backer for series of 'Proud' Facebook pages October 3, 2019, Christian Paas-Lang, Canadian Press, National Post

OTTAWA — The Manning Centre is a driving financial force behind a network of anti-Liberal Facebook pages pumping out political messaging and memes during the federal election campaign.

The organization, launched in 2005 by the founder of the Reform party, Preston Manning, gave a total of $312,450 to a network of related third-party advertising groups that operate on Facebook and Instagram.

In most cases, the centre was the sole donor listed by those groups in disclosure forms filed with Elections Canada.

The bulk of the Manning Centre's contributions — $240,500 — went to Canada Strong and Proud, the network's national politics-focused page.

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{{cite news | first = Christian | last = Paas-Lang | title = Manning Centre a primary backer for series of 'Proud' Facebook pages | url = https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/manning-centre-a-primary-backer-for-series-of-proud-facebook-pages | work = Canadian Press | publisher = National Post | date = October 3, 2019 | accessdate = October 24, 2019 }}