Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Liberal Party of Canada Launches Contest to Win Dinner with Justin Trudeau

So I'm sitting here, eating my Cheerios, reading National Newswatch, when I see this ad:

I asked myself: is this a scam?

It has the Liberal Party wordmark on it, so I figure it's legit although... the graphic quality isn't great.

I click on it, and lo and behold it does link to the Liberal party website. This is what I saw:

If you read a brief summary of the rules:

So you don't NEED to donate to enter, but if you DO donate, you will be entered.

There's the suggestion that money gets you potential access to Justin Trudeau. Not just handshaking access like you might get at a rally. But personal access.

Yes, it is won by a draw

But doesn't that lend itself to all kinds of deviousness?

Like, if I were feeling really, really mischievous, I'd get thousands of my closest pro-life friends to enter and then when we win the barbecue, we'd bring up our concerns about fetal rights and the fact that he is not following the Catholic faith.

I mean we don`t have to donate, do we?

Breathe a sigh of relief Liberals, I won't but...

Don't be surprised if this blows up in your face.