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Councillor Requests Mailing List Investigation

DATA PROTECTION

November 25, 2011

A local official is requesting that Elections Canada investigate the source of a mailing list used by a campaign group, Canada.com reports. Comox Valley Common Sense group paid Canada Post to deliver personally addressed cards to voters, the report states, including one addressed to Courtenay Councillor Ronna-Rae Leonard's mother at Leonard's home. But Leonard's mother was deceased and never lived at that address. "My concern is about a breach of privacy and the potential for identity theft," Leonard said, adding that "if an anonymous group can get hold of such personal details, I want to know where from and what the implications might be."  
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