CC NEWS -- In a harshly-worded blog post today, Blogging Tory co-founder Stephen Taylor slammed the Liberal plan to dispense anti-Conservative and anti-Harper propaganda from gas station video units as a cheap and sleazy end-run around Canada's campaign finance laws.
Taylor, a well-known critic of potential tax exemption dodges and self-proclaimed "fair market value" expert, panned the scheme as nothing less than free political advertising designed to circumvent Canada's campaign finance regulations. Fumed Taylor:
"It's outrageous! It's so clearly political advertising, yet the Liberals will undoubtedly not describe it that way. There is obviously a fair market value to that kind of publicity, and the Liberals should absolutely have to declare it as such, and have to deal with it under Canada's political contribution laws."
When the journalist conducting the interview suddenly realized she had her stories reversed, and clarified to Taylor that it was, in fact, the Conservatives who were planning this, Taylor responded, "Oh, well, we're good then, no problem. Thanks for coming."