An interested third party forwarded to the Port Moody-Coquitlam Election 2015 Blog a recent notice regarding the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Port Moody-Coquitlam Conservative Electoral District Association to be held on February 14th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Place des Arts. Below is a screenshot of the notice, which unfortunately, is unintentionally both somewhat amusing and embarrassing at the same time.
I’ve posted the actual text from the email below as it is somewhat difficult to read in the screenshot (with emphasis kept from the original):
“Registration for the meeting will start at 2:30pm. You must be a member in good standing for a minimum of three weeks prior to the meeting, and a resident of the Port Moody-Coquiltam Electoral District, in order to attend and vote. A current Conservative Party of Canada membership card or valid government ID will be needed to credential those with voting rights. We encourage you to renew your membership now if it has expired. To do so, please take advantage of the easy-to-use online membership site at secure.conservative.ca.
A new board of directors will be elected at the AGM, and attendees will enjoy a special update on the state of the Party to be delivered by MP James Moore.
There are a few positions available on our volunteer board and if you wish to seek a position, we would be very interested in hearing from you.
We also wish to inform you that we are currently undertaking our fundraising drive to elect our Conservative candidate Tim Laidler to be the next MP for Port Moody-Coquiltam.
Did you know that a donation to a political party gives you a tax credit, regardless of your annual income? Canadian citizens and permanent residents (not corporations) may contribute up to $1,500 per year to the Port Moody-Coquiltam Conservative Electoral District Association. Please remember that while contributions to both the local and national levels of the party are greatly appreciated, when you donate locally, 100% of your donation stays here in Port Moody-Coquiltam.”
What is somewhat amusing about the email (if you haven’t noticed already) is that the author of the email managed to misspell Coquitlam as “Coquiltam” a staggering four times. I have no reason to believe that the e-mail is not legitimate. You would think that whoever composed the e-mail notice would have a clue as to how to accurately spell the actual name of the riding wouldn’t you? The fact that it was misspelled in the e-mail notice suggests that some party staffer in Ottawa may have sent out the notice on behalf of the President of the riding association. At least you would hope that is the case…And these are the people that are looking to run the country for four more years? Yikes.