On Friday, Canada’s notorious robocall
propagandist Stephen Maher published yet another “Gotcha!” moment in the robocall conspiracy: that some Conservatives in the riding of
Laurier-Sainte-Marie never actually donated to the Conservative campaign,
despite the Conservative’s financial statements saying they did.
And secondly, if Maher was able to use another source of information to contact voters, doesn't that prove he's using another party's database (or some other voter ID software) to contact these voters?
Elections Canada takes precautions to ensure that the information contained in the National Register of Electors is kept secure and used for authorized purposes only. Employees' access to the Register is carefully controlled, and the database itself is physically secured and protected by hardware, software, firewalls and procedural controls.
Update June 2013: I'm not the only person questioning whether a leak exists at Elections Canada. Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro has had confidential interviews with Elections Canada mysteriously leaked to the press.