A full-time Canadian politician by the name of Joe Volpe is involved with a campaign donation scandal. So someone put up a site parodying his involvement. He didn’t like it so his staff quickly had the site suspended and taken off line. My question: Isn’t there any legal process in Canada for this type of problem? Don’t you guys have laws or courts, or do politicians rule with complete authority? Just wondering.
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Overnight, someone built a website spoofing Liberal leadership candidate Joe Volpe and his acceptance of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from children, including the 11-year-old twins of a former vice-president of a generic drug company.
By early yesterday afternoon, the Volpe team had the website pulled down.
Mr. Volpe’s campaign had the site shut down without knowing, it seems, who put it up: “Hi Everyone,” wrote Brenden Johnstone, who is with the Volpe campaign, in an e-mail to other leadership campaigns. “There has been concern about how the issue of the Volpe donations was reflecting on the leadership race.
“My Office has had the website suspended through CIRA [Canadian Internet Registration Authority] and CDNS [Canadian Domain Name Services] and it will be down as soon as 6 p.m. I think the issue with the website has been dealt with. . . .”