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Aaron Manton: Ontario Election: Evaluating Voter Engagement In My Riding Of Parkdale-High Park

Obviously some of the onus is on voters to research candidates, platforms, and issues, and to think for themselves about who and what they want to cast their ballot for. That being said, the opportunity to engage with a candidate one-on-one can have a tremendous impact on voter intention – it certainly has for me in the past. With that in mind, I wanted to assess the efforts of the candidates in my riding in the 2014 Ontario General Election campaign, omitting the efforts that I have made on my own end to engage and learn about each campaign:

BigCityLib Strikes Back: X Ethical Oil SpokesThing Running For Tim Hudak

Jamie Ellerton, his name is, and he’s running down in Parkdale High-Park.  Click through link below for more on him: @SunNewsNetwork @JEllerton The old ED for @Ethical_Oil is running for Tim Hudak? The BCLSB file on him: http://t.co/HSuMHixehL #onpoli— Bigcitylib (@Bigcitylib2) May 31, 2014

 His bio is interesting:

As the Executive Director of a national NGO, Jamie gave expert testimony to the House of Commons Finance Committee on the 2012-2013 federal budget.

The NGO he is referring to is, of course, Ethical Oil.  But note that he will not refer to it by name.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ethical Oil–Still Dead?

Back in December 2012, former Executive Director of the Ethical Oil Institute Jamie Ellerton wrote:I remain with Ethical Oil as the part-time spokesperson. Stay tuned for what’s to come in the new year.

Four months into the new year, and the stench of death still envelopes their website.  E-mails to Jamie (last one sent in February) have gone unanswered.  Halloo?   Haaalllooooo?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ethical Oil Update: Jamie Ellerton Demoted?

I emailed Jamie Ellerton, who until recently was listed as Executive Director of the Ethical Oil Institute, and he was kind enough to respond as follows:I remain with Ethical Oil as the part-time spokesperson. Stay tuned for what’s to come in the new year.Now that’s interesting, as it implies he no longer holds the above-noted title.  And, more specifically,  “part-time spokesperson” is what Kathryn Marshall became after her epic on-air meltdown in late 2011 (or was it early 2012?).  So…a demotion for Jamie?  I asked him also if he was behind the resurgent

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Alberta Diary: Ethical Oil charity complaint sparks Alberta corporate complaint

Commentator Ezra Levant lets go a broadside at Tides Canada on his Sun News Network program. Below: Researcher Tony Clark; Jamie Ellerton, executive director of Mr. Levant’s Ethical Oil Institute; National Revenue Minister Gail Shea.

As is well known, the “Ethical Oil Institute,” the Edmonton-based organization founded by Sun News Network commentator Ezra Levant to support petroleum extraction companies in Alberta, has complained to the Canada Revenue Agency demanding the charitable status of Tides Canada “be reviewed for violating Canada’s charities law.”

Last week, Ethical Oil accused the Vancouver-based environmental and social issues charity of “‘laundering’ money from contributors

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kathryn Marshall Demoted At Ethical Oil

 The New head-shills for EO are Jordan Graham and Jamie Ellerton.  Jamie is an ex-Kenney aide who also did time with Tim Hudak.  So behind the scenes puppet master Ezra Levant is keeping things all in the Tory family.   Jordan served as city councillor in Fredericton, New Brunswick and describes himself as a Libertarian.  Oh my!

Kathryn will apparently still blog for the astro-turf group on an occasional, but I suspect after her famous on-air meltdown we won’t be seeing her on tv as much.  Alas, the world has become a little less blonde.

Goodbye, Kathryn, goodbye!