Kellie Leitch is in a tight spot. Her campaign manager, Nick Kouvalis, has admitted manufacturing falsehoods. Michael Harris writes:
Kouvalis has admitted that he posted a pack of lies about Justin Trudeau for the express purpose of getting a rise out of the Left.
He trumpeted on Twitter that Trudeau has wasted “billions” of taxpayers’ dollars on dubious foreign aid, including $351 million to the designated terrorist group Hamas. His bogus claim was almost immediately outed as false and cringeworthy, first by Jason Markusoff of Maclean’s, then by others. At least Kouvalis didn’t claim that Trudeau was not born in Canada.
He has a track record when it comes to this kind of behaviour:
Kouvalis went into Irwin Cotler’s riding and lied about the Liberal MP’s imminent retirement. Harper’s government House Leader of the day, Peter Van Loan, called that “freedom” of expression. House Speaker Andrew Scheer, now a candidate for the CPC leadership, called it “reprehensible.”
Kouvalis is the guy who said, “This is how the Left operates”, in the wake of the alleged break-in at Kellie Leitch’s home. No facts.
And, in case you've forgotten, Kouvalis was Rob Ford's campaign guru.
Our neighbour to the South has shown the world what arises from this kind of politics. The question is straightforward: Will Kellie Leitch get away unscathed?