Who paid for the stamps?

Who paid for the stamps? This letter is not about my opinion of the gun registry. I am not a hunter. This letter is about Candice Hoeppner and her partisan letter-writing campaign. I happen to have a copy of one of Candice's letters that someone slipped

This letter is not about my opinion of the gun registry. I am not a hunter.

This letter is about Candice Hoeppner and her partisan letter-writing campaign.

I happen to have a copy of one of Candice’s letters that someone slipped me. It has the same regrettable tone as the nasty missives Chuck Strahl used to send us. But this is a free country and people are entitled to their opinions even if it does make them sound like Sarah Palin or someone straight out of the movie Deliverance. This isn’t my issue.

On March 29, the House of Commons Board of Internal Economy, responding to complaints by citizens, banned the practice of sending free partisan mailouts, known as Ten Percenters, into their opponents’ ridings.

On May 12th, the Globe and Mail reported that, in contravention of the spirit behind the ban of this outrageous and unprincipled abuse of our tax dollars, Hoeppner had found a new loophole to get us to pay for her partisan politicking.

According to the Globe, she is using her House of Commons postage budget to send partisan letters out in regards to the gun registry. This would cost taxpayers $.57 a letter.

As far as I know, the Globe hasn’t recanted, offered a correction or apologized. Nor have they been sued.

I invite Candice Hoeppner to stand up and explain who is paying for her letter-writing campaign.

I’m sure she’d love the opportunity to tell us she is an upright and principled person and is paying for her own stamps out of Conservative party funds.

Linda Leon

Whitehorse