January 19, 2006


Liberal Campaign Caught Falsely Accusing Conservative Candidate of Sexual Abuse (John-Henry Westen, January 19, 2006, LifeSiteNews.com)

The Liberal Campaign in the Saskatoon-Wanuskewin riding of Saskatchewan has reached a boiling point after the campaign office was caught calling in to a television show falsely accusing the Conservative candidate of sexual abuse. Tuesday night on Shaw Cable, a caller phoned in falsely accusing front-runner Conservative incumbent MP Maurice Vellacott of sexually assaulting his church secretary at North Park Church.

Vellacott has never been accused by any woman of sexual assault and was never a Pastor at North Park Church. Bishop Jerold Gliege former long-term Pastor of North Park Church and now of Holy Covenant Orthodox Church, confirms that Vellacott never served there. Gliege says, "Vellacott is an upstanding, honourable man who has served this Saskatoon-Wanuskewin constituency very diligently." Bishop Gliege suggests that Vellacott is being targeted with slander due to his pro-life and family views. "Because he is an articulate defender of life, marriage and family, he is the target of attacks by those who have differing views," he said.

Vellacott responded quickly to the televised accusation by looking directly into the camera, stating to the technicians that he needed to get the name and phone number of that caller for defamation proceedings.

Chris AxworthyAfter the cable show ended, Vellacott was handed the requested phone number by Shaw Cable producer Gracie Field. Upon arrival back at his campaign office he was told that a person had reported in and was confident that the accusers voice was that of a friend of Liberal candidate Chris Axworthy. When the (306) 956-2570 number provided by the Shaw Cable staff member was dialed, it was found to be Chris Axworthy's campaign office phone number. The same number is also listed as the main campaign office number on the website of the Liberal Party of Canada...

Just because Liberals are starting to feel like Bobby Trippe doesn't make their opponents sexually abusive.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2006 2:28 PM

They haven't accused anyone of canabalism yet, but the election is still four days away.

Posted by: John at January 19, 2006 3:09 PM

I've heard it attributed to either LBJ or W.C. Fields, who, as a joke, said "My opponent [has sex with] dead animals, and I'd like to see him deny it." It's sad to see the Canadian Liberals have taken that as worthy campaign advice.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 19, 2006 3:18 PM

Couldn't they at least have stolen someone's cell phone for the operation?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 19, 2006 3:21 PM

Apparently they just assumed that nobody would check, like the Rather TANG "documents" - no reason that they couldn't have been forged on a typewriter, it was just easier not to.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 19, 2006 7:49 PM

Rumour has it the Liberal Party will issue a statement tomorrow promising a right to privacy.

Posted by: Peter B at January 19, 2006 8:08 PM

What's the big deal? It's just about sex!

Posted by: obc at January 19, 2006 10:59 PM

"you got a pretty mouth, boy"

took me awhile to connect the article heading to the reference to "Bobby". poor ned beatty, i bet he still has nightmares.

Posted by: toe at January 20, 2006 5:30 PM