Robo-call furor focuses attention on massive Tory database - 2012-02-29
How much does Stephen Harper's Conservative Party know about you?
Attention is focusing on the massive database of Canadian voters called the Constituency Information Management System (CIMS), which was created and expanded under Mr. Harper's leadership of the Conservative Party. Critics of the Tories claim the database must have been used by the as-yet-unknown people behind alleged 2011 campaign calls aimed at annoying and misleading opposition party supporters.
But former Conservative campaign manager Tom Flanagan, described by a Tory campaign veteran as "the godfather of CIMS," says his cherished database is getting a bad rap.