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.
The Atlas Network, funded by the Kochs and other billionaire rightwing Republicans, are involved in Canadian political groups and supposedly non-partisan think-tanks: atlasnetwork.org/partners/globa…
According to their website, they supported the following Canadian groups as of 2016: /2
Atlantic Insitute for Market Studies
Canadian Constitution Foundation
Canadian Taxpayers Federation
The Fraser Institute
Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Institute for Liberal Studies
Justice Centre for Constitution Freedoms
Ludwig Von Mises Institute of Canada