The Greens have been busted stealing people’s email addresses and using them to astroturf support in submission to ECan.
What was that citizens initiated referendum for again? That’s right it was a database exercise done by taxpayer funded staff to further subvert democracy, it’s the Greens so the ends justify the means as they do it for a higher cause…the planet.
The Green Party has been accused of “subverting the democratic process” by lobbying Environment Canterbury (ECan) on behalf of individuals without their knowledge.
Four people were surprised to receive emails from ECan thanking them for their submission on the region’s proposed bus changes when they had not submitted.
A further 20 submissions, of the 165 submissions sent in by the Greens, were found to have incorrect email addresses.
ECan received 2357 submissions for its proposed bus changes.
All submissions from the Greens were a standard response asking for more investment in public transport and more services for elderly.
Emails given to The Press by ECan, with personal information removed, showed people were unimpressed.
“I nevet [sic] sent this email! How did this happen?” one said.
“I actually didn’t give permission for the Green Party to send that submission on my behalf,” another said.
Another questioned the ethics of the practice.
“It does not accurately represent my thoughts . . . I’m not sure I agree ethically with this practice.”