Is #Harper’s #PMO using taxpayers $$$ to Solicit #cdnpoli Election Donations via Social Media?

Follow up 13Mar2014: Is #Harper’s #PMO using taxpayers $$$ to Solicit #cdnpoli Election Donations via Social Media? II
Follow up 09Mar2014: Are #Harper’s Ministers using taxpayers $$$ to Solicit #cdnpoli Election Donations via Social Media?

Update #2 08Mar2014: via @FMPsportsguy @opHarper @jasonfekete good work, here is answer from ethics commisioner to regards to complaint #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/6StqbFpzhO

https://twitter.com/FMPsportsguy/status/442442484979732480

Update 07Mar2014: It seems as if our hard work paid off considering our little summary article was actually picked up, followed up on and published by Postmedia, of all places! While we are kinda disappointed, but not really surprised, that credit was not given where credit was due, not to mention that the article is kinda thin on facts, at least it has solicited some attention. It is also rather refreshingly nice that our detailed summary article has, none the less, caught fire throughout Twittersphere over the past 2 days. Show some luv, check it out, compare the differences and see if ya think it kinda whitewashes the issue:
How Stephen Harper’s use of social media blurs the lines, online
Online activities seem at odds with the prime minister’s own ethical guidelines
By Jason Fekete, Ottawa Citizen March 7, 2014http://www.ottawacitizen.com/story_print.html?id=9592651&sponsor=dumpharper

Updated 23 February 2014: Take Our Poll


There is a burning question that has been simmering for a bit and one that demands answers before any further attempts by the Conservative Party of Canada, aka: Harper Party, at passing, or shall we say ramming, Minister of Democratic Subversion Pierre Poilievre’s so called Fair Elections Act into legislation.

Is Stephen Harper’s Prime Ministers Office (PMO) subverting and/or violating Elections Canada rules by using taxpayers funds to manage and solicit illegal election donations via social media in preparation for 2015? If so, then another question pops into the equation. Why are the Opposition Parties allowing it to happen and not demanding a Regime change and immediate elections?

This will be a rather short summary primarily consisting of photographic evidence for the visitor to ponder. Below you will find several screen-grabs taken 21 February 2014 of the “official” social media accounts and campaign propaganda donation website that are manged by those kids in short-pants within the PMO. These links were take directly from the following social media pages and lead directly to the Harper Party StephenHarper[dot]ca campaign propaganda website and not the “official” Government of Canada website located at pm.gc.ca. In addition, while researching and archiving back to last summer we noticed that the @pmharper Twitter has also been redirecting visitors to the Conservative[dot]ca website, ConsumersFirst[dot]ca website and cpcconvention[dot]ca website to solicit donations for the Harper Party.

Special thanks to FMPsportsguy (@FMPsportsguy) who brought this to our attention with the following tweets located here: https://twitter.com/FMPsportsguy/status/435540631268499456/photo/1/large and here: https://twitter.com/FMPsportsguy/status/435538271527911424 in reply to the following tweet via @pmharper posted 17 February 2014 here: https://twitter.com/pmharper/statuses/435537025182085121


The Trigger and Evidence


Twitter

Notice that both Twitter accounts that are managed out of the PMO are directing visitors to the StephenHarper[dot]ca propaganda campaign website to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO Twitter Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014 (en)
Harper’s PMO Twitter Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014 (en)
https://www.twitter.com/pmharper

Harper's PMO Twitter Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014 (fr)
Harper’s PMO Twitter Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014 (fr)
https://twitter.com/premierministre (fr)

YouTube

Notice that the YouTube account that is managed out of the PMO is directing visitors to the StephenHarper[dot]ca propaganda campaign website and Google Plus Profile to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO YouTube Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO YouTube Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
https://www.youtube.com/pmstephenharper

Facebook

Notice that the Facebook page that is managed out of the PMO are directing visitors directly to the StephenHarper[dot]ca and other propaganda campaign websites to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO Facebook Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO Facebook Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
https://www.facebook.com/pmharper

Google Plus via YouTube

Notice that the Google Plus page that is managed out of the PMO are directing visitors to the YouTube page that directs users to the StephenHarper[dot]ca propaganda campaign website to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO GooglePlus Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO GooglePlus Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
https://plus.google.com/111947761301894575463

Google+

Notice that the other Google+ page that is managed out of the PMO is being utilized in much the same way as the Facebook Page and is directing visitors and users to the the various propaganda campaign websites to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO Google+ Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO Google+ Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
https://plus.google.com/+StephenHarper‎

Instagram

Notice that the Instagram page that is managed out of the PMO are directing visitors directly to the StephenHarper[dot]ca propaganda campaign website to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO Instagram Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO Instagram Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
http://www.instagram.com/pmstephenharper

Flickr

Notice that the Flickr page that is managed out of the PMO are directing visitors to the Facebook page that directs users to the StephenHarper[dot]ca propaganda campaign website to solicit donations and spread propaganda for the upcoming 2015 election.

Harper's PMO Flickr Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO Flickr Website Redirect url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
https://www.flickr.com/pmharper

StephenHarper[dot]ca Conflicts

Notice that the @pmharper Twitter account that is managed out of the PMO are obfuscating redirection links via the bit.ly short url service to direct visitors to the Harper Party StephenHarper[dot]ca campaign website.

Harper's PMO Propaganda Website url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
Harper’s PMO Propaganda Website url Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
StephenHarper[dot]ca

StephenHarper[dot]ca Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. The Conservative Party will respect your privacy through the protection of any of your personal information that you provide to us. We take great care to keep both confidential and secure all personal information in our possession.What is “Personal Information”

“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual. It may include information such name, address, telephone number and other contact information.

How Your Personal Information may Reach Us

The Conservative Party does not actively seek to collect the personal information of Canadians. Nor does it collect any personal information about you without your permission.

We do obtain personal information when you join or make a contribution to the Conservative Party. As well, when you visit our web site, you may wish to provide us with information that permits us to keep you informed about Conservative Party policies and activities or which enables you to become a volunteer or make a financial contribution.

Personal information is also collected as part of the registration process for Conservative Party conventions and other events.

Our collection of personal information is limited to what is necessary and reasonable.

How we use your Personal Information

Your information is used to communicate with you, or to facilitate your participation as a volunteer if you wish to assist. We take great care in the way we store and use your personal information.

Because the Conservative Party is a national organization with a riding-based membership system, your personal information may also be used by our local riding associations including by contestants for nominations. For example, if you have made a financial contribution, the local riding may contact you to see if you would like to continue your support.

As a federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act, the Conservative Party including its “electoral district associations” (riding associations) are subject to extensive regulation under that Act, including in particular public disclosure requirements for contributions over $200.

We will not sell your personal information that you have chosen to provide us, nor will we disclose it to third parties except as required by the Elections Act.

How we Protect Your Personal Information

We maintain security systems to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure or misuse, and from loss or unauthorized alteration.

Accuracy of Personal Information

We will strive to ensure that the personal information we have on file for you is accurate and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. If any information needs to be updated or amended, we will make every effort to change our records, and will inform those of our offices having access to the information in question.

You may update or correct the personal information you provide to us by e-mailing us at membership@conservative.ca.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our web site contains links to a limited number of other web sites. The Conservative Party is not responsible for the content of these web sites.

How to Contact Us

Each employee or agent of the Conservative Party is responsible for maintaining and protecting all personal information under their control. If you have any questions about the Conservative Party privacy policy or the information we collect, please contact us, or by regular mail at:

Conservative Party of Canada
1204 – 130 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4




















2013































Conservative[dot]ca Conflicts

Notice that the @pmharper Twitter account that is managed out of the PMO are obfuscating redirection links via the bit.ly short url service to direct visitors to the Conservative[dot]ca website that contains targeted propaganda with donation and signup buttons.

Conservative[dot]ca Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Protecting Your PrivacyYour privacy is important to us. The Conservative Party will respect your privacy through the protection of any of your personal information that you provide to us. We take great care to keep both confidential and secure all personal information in our possession.

What is “Personal Information”

“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual. It may include information such name, address, telephone number and other contact information.

How Your Personal Information may Reach Us

The Conservative Party does not actively seek to collect the personal information of Canadians. Nor does it collect any personal information about you without your permission.

We do obtain personal information when you join or make a contribution to the Conservative Party. As well, when you visit our web site, you may wish to provide us with information that permits us to keep you informed about Conservative Party policies and activities or which enables you to become a volunteer or make a financial contribution.

Personal information is also collected as part of the registration process for Conservative Party conventions and other events.

Our collection of personal information is limited to what is necessary and reasonable.

How we use your Personal Information

Your information is used to communicate with you, or to facilitate your participation as a volunteer if you wish to assist. We take great care in the way we store and use your personal information.

Because the Conservative Party is a national organization with a riding-based membership system, your personal information may also be used by our local riding associations including by contestants for nominations. For example, if you have made a financial contribution, the local riding may contact you to see if you would like to continue your support.

As a federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act, the Conservative Party including its “electoral district associations” (riding associations) are subject to extensive regulation under that Act, including in particular public disclosure requirements for contributions over $200.

We will not sell your personal information that you have chosen to provide us, nor will we disclose it to third parties except as required by the Elections Act.

How we Protect Your Personal Information

We maintain security systems to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure or misuse, and from loss or unauthorized alteration.

Accuracy of Personal Information

We will strive to ensure that the personal information we have on file for you is accurate and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. If any information needs to be updated or amended, we will make every effort to change our records, and will inform those of our offices having access to the information in question.

You may update or correct the personal information you provide to us by e-mailing us at membership@conservative.ca.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our web site contains links to a limited number of other web sites. The Conservative Party is not responsible for the content of these web sites.

How to Contact Us

Each employee or agent of the Conservative Party is responsible for maintaining and protecting all personal information under their control. If you have any questions about the Conservative Party privacy policy or the information we collect, please contact us, or by regular mail at:

Conservative Party of Canada
1204 – 130 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4

Harper's Conservative[dot]ca Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest  21Feb2014
Harper’s Conservative[dot]ca Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014

Harper's PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 15Feb2014
Harper’s PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 15Feb2014
Harper's PMO EAP Propaganda Website landing page Conflict of Interest 15Feb2014
Harper’s PMO EAP Propaganda Website landing page Conflict of Interest 15Feb2014

Harper's PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 12Feb2014
Harper’s PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 12Feb2014
Harper's PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 12Feb2014
Harper’s PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 12Feb2014

Harper's PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 09Feb2014
Harper’s PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 09Feb2014
Harper's PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 09Feb2014
Harper’s PMO EAP Tweet Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 09Feb2014










ConsumersFirst[dot]ca Conflicts

Notice that the @pmharper Twitter account that is managed out of the PMO are obfuscating redirection links via the bit.ly short url service to direct visitors to the Harper Party ConsumersFirst[dot]ca campaign website.

ConsumersFirst[dot]ca Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Protecting Your PrivacyYour privacy is important to us. The Conservative Party will respect your privacy through the protection of any of your personal information that you provide to us. We take great care to keep both confidential and secure all personal information in our possession.

What is “Personal Information”

“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual. It may include information such name, address, telephone number and other contact information.

How Your Personal Information may Reach Us

The Conservative Party does not actively seek to collect the personal information of Canadians. Nor does it collect any personal information about you without your permission.

We do obtain personal information when you join or make a contribution to the Conservative Party. As well, when you visit our web site, you may wish to provide us with information that permits us to keep you informed about Conservative Party policies and activities or which enables you to become a volunteer or make a financial contribution.

Personal information is also collected as part of the registration process for Conservative Party conventions and other events.

Our collection of personal information is limited to what is necessary and reasonable.

How we use your Personal Information

Your information is used to communicate with you, or to facilitate your participation as a volunteer if you wish to assist. We take great care in the way we store and use your personal information.

Because the Conservative Party is a national organization with a riding-based membership system, your personal information may also be used by our local riding associations including by contestants for nominations. For example, if you have made a financial contribution, the local riding may contact you to see if you would like to continue your support.

As a federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act, the Conservative Party including its “electoral district associations” (riding associations) are subject to extensive regulation under that Act, including in particular public disclosure requirements for contributions over $200.

We will not sell your personal information that you have chosen to provide us, nor will we disclose it to third parties except as required by the Elections Act.

How we Protect Your Personal Information

We maintain security systems to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure or misuse, and from loss or unauthorized alteration.

Accuracy of Personal Information

We will strive to ensure that the personal information we have on file for you is accurate and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. If any information needs to be updated or amended, we will make every effort to change our records, and will inform those of our offices having access to the information in question.

You may update or correct the personal information you provide to us by e-mailing us at membership@conservative.ca.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our web site contains links to a limited number of other web sites. The Conservative Party is not responsible for the content of these web sites.

How to Contact Us

Each employee or agent of the Conservative Party is responsible for maintaining and protecting all personal information under their control. If you have any questions about the Conservative Party privacy policy or the information we collect, please contact us, or by regular mail at:

Conservative Party of Canada
1204 – 130 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4

Harper's ConsumersFirst[dot]ca Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest  21Feb2014
Harper’s ConsumersFirst[dot]ca Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
ConsumersFirst[dot]ca





cpcconvention[dot]ca Conflicts

Notice that the @pmharper Twitter account that is managed out of the PMO are obfuscating redirection links via the bit.ly short url service to direct visitors to the Harper Party cpcconvention[dot]ca campaign website. Please note that the url now redirects to the Conservative[dot]ca website.


Harper's cpcconvention[dot]ca Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014  cpcconvention[dot]ca
Harper’s cpcconvention[dot]ca Redirection Propaganda Website Conflict of Interest 21Feb2014
cpcconvention[dot]ca





Tips for Investigators

We should not have to tell ya this, but we will to save ya some time. The short url service server logs will show how and when there shortened urls were utilized and by whom, including but not limited to the origin and destination as well as the ip addy’s, user names and email addy’s of the parties involved along with the redirection counts. In addition Twitter and the other social media platforms generally generate their own set of short urls that can be easily matched to the origin and destination as well as the urls that are before and after the redirect along with the ip addy’s involved as well. Considering these short urls usually overlap and the social media platforms are rather serious about delivering targeted ads to generate revenues, their server logs as well as any additional stats that are provided to the administrators, they are readily available.

Next Steps

If you noticed we have found that the @JamesMoore_org Twitter account has redirected visitors and followers to the ConsumersFirst[dot]ca website at least one time and that Tweet can be found here: https://twitter.com/JamesMoore_org/status/368427623954661376. We will be taking this initiative further in due coarse to determine how many other Harper Party Ministers have engaged in this activity and are encouraging others to do the same.

Crowd-sourced Action Plan

Please take this opportunity to invest a few moments of your time to help us gather more data and information so that we do not have to wait for Elections Canada or the RCMP to investigate as we know it takes years for them to do such investigations.

Some simple ways include providing screengrabs, links and related content and leaving a comment below or contacting us through this site, by email and/or our various social media appendages. We are not prepared to wait till 2015 to begin the process of investigation.

Keep in mind how long it took for the In-and-Out Scandal to play out, not to mention the electoral fraud from 2008 as well as the unfinished Robocall Scandal. Let’s not forget that the PMO Senate Scandal is still under investigation and neither the PMO nor Harper Party have been cooperative in any way, shape or form. be sure to share this info with any and all Political Party’s, Elections Canada officials, RCMP/Police Agencies, current and former MP’s and Senators, lawyers, advocates and activists as well as any and all interested individuals, groups, collaborations by any and all means at your disposal.


Remember, politics is a contact sport, like hockey, so please feel free to add quick contributions, observations and relevant information as a comment below!

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