First, the most important story isn't as *sexy* as some elements in the Ruth Ellen Brosseau saga.
By the way, it's important to note that she's not the first poteau elected to the House of Commons. A number of those were swept into Parliament by Mulroney's mammoth wave of new-elected Progressive Conservative MPs in 1984. I don't recall they were subjected to the same level of sustained scrutiny as she's been since her election.
So, the critical story is the increasing use of US-style political dirty tricks exploited before and during election campaigns. Excellent deconstructions of the Contempt Party's use of attack ads to plant negative images and narratives that might influence how electors view the Opposition leader were done here and here.
But it puzzles me that nobody in the purported *liberal* media has produced a thorough investigation of the MASSIVE amount of robo-calls deployed in specific ridings to deliberately irritate electors and to present false information.
It's been determined by tracing some of them to their source that most if not all originated with one US-based company. It is critical to establish who produced this carefully-crafted harassment campaign and how it was paid for.
Did #Contempt Party political operatives encourage supporters to fund this initiative and did they tell them to direct their financial contributions to a US-based company in order to evade the purview of Elections Canada?
Canadians want and need to know if this is the case.