All federal parties are in a mad push these final few days of the year to boost their fundraising numbers before the quarter ends. So far, the only pitch I’ve seen to use a “celebrity” came, today, from the Liberals, over the signature of “Chantal Kreviazuk, Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter” (whose music I quite admire, I must say). Kreviazuk says she supports Trudeau and while she does not say “join me in making a donation”, you will see (below) that there is a pitch from the party for cash is between her endorsement and her signature. Thing is, I can find no record in Elections Canada’s database of any donation by any Kreviazuk in Canada to any Liberal anywhere. More here ..
First, read the pitch from Chantal:
But let’s take a quick visit to the Elections Canada political finance database to see if anyone with that last name “Kreviazuk” — perhaps with the first name, Chantal? — has ever donated to the Liberal Party. Anything? Nope. Since 2004, Elections Canada has donations on record from just two people with the last name “Kreviazuk”. That would be Deb and Sam Kreviazuk who share a postal code in Gonor, Manitoba. And they both gave only to the Conservatives. There is no record of any Kreviazuk giving money to the Liberals since 2004.
Perhaps Chantal is donating under another name? If not, there’s still a good 24 hours+ left in the current year to get her name on Liberal donors list!