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This morning the CBC published a misleading story about North99 that includes several factual errors.

That misleading story is now being used by Conservatives like @lraitt to demonize us.

Let's set the record straight.
First, like every political party and most political advocacy groups in Canada, North99 uses a mix of surveys, petitions, and issue campaigns to engage people and encourage Canadians to take action. This is standard practice and by no means unique.
We want to know what supporters care about because that determines what issues we focus on. We never spam people and we keep their data 100% secure and private.
We are proud that our community has sent hundreds of thousands of letters to all levels of government on issues like adding neo-Nazis to the terrorist watch to protecting public health care. We have won change on several of these issues and will not apologize for that.
Unlike right-wing groups which purchase lists and constantly spam Canadians, you must choose to be added to our list and anyone can unsubscribe from our emails if they don’t want to receive a message. That’s not the case with deceptive text messages from right-wing groups.
Second, the CBC claims that by inspecting our website they found emails were being added to different petitions than the one presented on the web page. This is factually incorrect.
To understand why this is incorrect, it’s important to understand how our software works (which the writers of this piece do not).
When we create a new petition for a new issue, we duplicate an old petition in our software. This means the URL appears similar in the code. But it is not the same form. Each form is unique to each petition and each issue.
Here's the more detailed complaint on the most glaring falsehood in we have filed to the CBC about their misleading story on us.
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