Some years ago when a friend was seeking the Liberal Party nomination to run for parliament, I joined the Liberal Party so I could work for him. About a year or so ago, given my libertarian tendencies, I unsubscribed from the Liberal Party emails. But two days ago, I received the following email message, which utterly amazes me:
Some time ago, you unsubscribed from the Liberal Party of Canada's email updates.
I wanted to reach out to you, and make sure you weren't missing out on important messages you'd like to get, including:
- Updates about our team and our plan, as we build toward the 2015 election.
- Updates on some of the initiatives taken by the Liberal Party and opportunities to support them.
- Opportunities to share your ideas and your feedback with me.
Don't worry John, if you take no action, you will remain unsubscribed.
If some corporate business pulled a stunt like this, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals would be all over them for violation of my own wishes to be unsubscribed from their email list.
Further, how can we teach people that "No" means "No" if the Liberal Party and its leader don't seem to believe this.
I am offended. If there is an attorney who wishes to take Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to court over this issue, please get in touch with me. I'm happy to let this instance serve as basis for some sort of legal action.