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May 9, 2018 at 3:47 PM #750351
Today a couple of messages were waiting on my voice machine when I returned home. The first was from Kathleen Wynne informing me about a local gathering in Ottawa that she wanted me (and everyone else, I suppose) to attend. While she has a more pleasant voice I than I anticipated, I don’t appreciate receiving junk mail, junk email, and now junk voice mail.
I called the telephone number left in the call and spoke with a young lady (can we still use that term?) who informed me I had received the call because of something I had done to support the liberal party in the past. I assured her that I had not done so and when she started to be not so pleasant as she was at first, I asked her to remove my phone number from her list.
My question is – should political parties (any of them) be allowed to harass citizens via telephone?May 9, 2018 at 3:48 PM #750363
Ken GrayKeymasterMay 9, 2018 at 5:09 PM #750366
Ron BennMay 10, 2018 at 8:26 AM #750402
Pierre PagéMay 10, 2018 at 8:29 AM #750387
sisco farraroMay 10, 2018 at 8:31 AM #750377
I have mixed feelings on this one.
Door knocking, and handing out flyers, bulk mailing, emails and phone calls during a campaign are ways to get out the message that an election is coming and here I am.
All salespersons are annoying but perhaps trying to generate voter turn-out ain’t as bad as trying to sell me a set of encyclopedia.
ChazMay 10, 2018 at 6:17 PM #750432
Chaz. I never have any doubt when an election will be happening soon. The visual pollution associated with candidates’ “vote for me” signs is pretty hard to miss. The people who don’t vote won’t vote no matter what anyone tries to do. I think the biggest issue has to do with trust. People are tired of being lied to by self-serving individuals. We suffer as a result as do the politicians who actually do take their responsibilities seriously.May 10, 2018 at 6:18 PM #750429
K.A.May 10, 2018 at 6:21 PM #750460
Ken GrayKeymasterMay 10, 2018 at 11:50 PM #750478
KosmoMay 11, 2018 at 10:31 AM #750487
Never answer a call from an unknown caller.
If you ignore that advice then : never say the word yes ; never press a number on the keypad (when asked to) , and never give any personal information.
Okay- I will admit that I use to look forward to the knock on the door from the Milkman, the Btreadman, the Sheeny Man and the Fuller Brush Man. Oh ya – and the guy that came around sharpening knives.
ChazMay 16, 2018 at 11:49 PM #750771