Recent media reports raise deeply troubling questions about the potentially widespread use of stolen 407 ETR data by Doug Ford’s Conservative Party and suggest a deliberate pattern of voting irregularities at some Conservative nomination meetings. The Oakville PC nomination was named in a request to Elections Ontario to investigate Conservative nominations in Oakville and 11 other ridings.
An Elections Ontario investigation is underway to find out if the stolen data was used by candidates in those ridings to further their campaigns. York Regional Police major fraud squad is also investigating.
Highway 407 advised the public that the personal data of 60,000 customers was divulged through an internal theft.
“It is extremely concerning to hear that the Oakville PC nomination was one of the ridings named in the alleged 407 data theft. Quite frankly, I was shocked,” said Kevin Flynn. “Oakville has a proud tradition of above-board politics by all parties. This is something foreign to the civility of politics in Oakville.”
“This is not only disturbing to hear that the PC nomination and its outcome could be in question but as an Oakville resident and 407 motorist I’m concerned that Oakville residents personal data may have been compromised,” said candidate Flynn.
The 407 ETR is offering affected individuals free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to each impacted customer for one year. A call centre has been set up to answer questions related to the breach.
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