In the controversy over Carole Jamieson and Eugene Parks’ flagrantly spurious complaint to Elections Canada over the Blogging Tories aggregator, Blogging Tories co-founder Stephen Taylor had this response:
The Conservative Party of Canada had no involvement in setting up Blogging Tories. Blogging Tories was founded on December 28th, 2004 by Craig Smith and me. This can be easily verified.
In fact, I swear, under the penalty of perjury, that I have not received any financial compensation from the Conservative Party of Canada regarding the website “BloggingTories.ca” or “StephenTaylor.ca” nor have I been promised financial compensation by the Conservative Party of Canada in the future for my work on these two websites.
(Hat tip to Bound by Gravity)
Since blogging aggregators appear to be the new targets of this sort of political attack (watch out Blogging NDP and LibLogs, you might be next), I thought it prudent to post this disclaimer on behalf of the Blogging Alliance of Non Partisan Canadians
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have not received any financial compensation from either the Non Partisan Alliance of Vancouver or the Non Partisan Party of Scarsdale, New York regarding the website “nonpartisancanadians.org” or “bowjamesbow.ca”, nor have I been promised financial compensation by NPA Vancouver or the Non Partisan Party in the future for my work on these two websites.
But if these guys are offering… ;-)
Erin’s Latest Project
Over the past couple of weeks, Erin has been working on a short Internet chapbook called Yellow Bird. This is the first significant piece of poetry she’s composed since Wendy drowned this past July, and it is a remarkable work. I hope you will all take the time to read it and, while you’re at it, check out Wendy’s paintings.