Questions are being raised about whether some of the most vocal interest groups in Ontario broke the province’s election finance law with their political advertising campaigns last year.
The group Democracy Watch is asking Elections Ontario to investigate Ontario Proud, who says its social media messaging played a “pivotal role” in the victory of Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives .
Ontario Proud’s funding for its political advertisements came almost exclusively from developers and construction firms, according to its post-election financial report to Elections Ontario. Democracy Watch argues that the identity of these corporate donors should have been revealed with the ads.
Ontario Proud proved itself an effective messenger, they’ve now set their sights on Trudeau, small wonder they would face such lawfare.