We're all focusing on the buzz word Robocalls, Federally, but I soon discovered there are others.... one in particular called "demon dialer", like in a 2008 McLean.ca article called UPDATED AGAIN: If Sun Tzu had access to a demon dialer … . There's also KARR.net and if you a search within for demon dialer....
What I tried next was Good Old Google with this: demon dialer and within the top ten hits was Michael Smyth's column where he mentions Christy Clark, not yet an MLA, not yet a Leader, not yet a Premier.
Christy Clark used Robo-calls to win her Leadership of the BC Liberals?
In the past week we've heard from the Premier herself, that she didn't know Jaspal Atwal, let alone know that he was sitting as an invited guest of the Government of British Columbia to hear the introduction of Budget 2012 by Kevin Falcon.
Will the Premier also deny that she and her campaigners, her handlers, have used Robo Calls?
From the Public Library on-line there's an article written by Dermod Travis. Alaska Highway News [Fort St. John, B.C] 15 Aug 2011: A.4. "Democracy takes a hit in HST campaign"
Contrary to conventional wisdom, attempts at suppressing the turnout may work in favour of the better financed pro-HST lobby. With the advent of robocalls, the Smart Tax Alliance, and its allies, were likely better positioned to have identified their support and ensured that those in favour of the HST voted.- Georgia Straight August 11, 2011
Is this an indication as to just how far the Pro side of the HST was using its dollars? Were robocalls made in conjunction to the HST?..... and just what kind of money could we be talking about?
Here's Michael Smyth on Kevin Falcon and Christy Clark:
The Province News B.C.
Kevin Falcon: No more "demon dialing"!
Michael Smyth January 26, 2011. 11:54 pm
Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon has sent an e-mail to party members vowing to “cool it” when it comes to pre-recorded phone messages _ or “demon dialing”.
It appears to be a shot at rival Christy Clark, who was criticized earlier for computer-generated “robo-calls” disturbing party members late in the evening. Here’s the full text of Falcon’s message:
Valuing Your Family’s TimeAre you tired of those unsolicited, computer-generated calls with pre-recorded messages from BC Liberal leadership candidates? Me too.
It’s called “demon dialing”. It’s fast, cheap and, for most people, it’s one of the most annoying things around.
At first, I thought it was only me who was irritated by these calls—which always seem to come at supper time, or as my wife and I are putting our daughter to bed, or even as late as 10 p.m.
But I’ve been on the campaign trail for almost two months now, and all over BC, I am hearing the same thing: British Columbians are sick and tired of robocalls. etcetera
Clark campaign calls dissed
"I will definitely pass this message on to the campaign team as that shouldn't happen." -Christy Clark