From now until the end of the Election I will be removing all links to Political sites on my sidebars and delist from those affiliates including Progressive Bloggers, Blogging Dippers, and Green Bloggers.
I am doing this for two reasons:
#1: My wife has completed her training for Elections Canada and thus, under their strict rules we as a family are not permitted to show any affiliation to any political party (by having a sign on our lawn or in our window, etc). I will voluntarily apply that to the Internet as well
#2: With the recent controversy over the Blogging Tories, I see this issue as being in the spotlight. I do not wish to add to or be a part of that issue… so I am taking the proactive route and delisting myself.
Internet affiliations have yet to be dealt with in the courts or in the Act specifically, until they are, I’d rather err on the side of caution and take this simple course of action.
I will endeavour to be as non-partisan in my future Election coverage as possible, though it may be easier just to not say anything. 😉
Thank you all for your time. Blogging on other topics will of course continue without interruption.
If you are an administrator at Green Bloggers, Progressive Bloggers or Blogging Dippers and I have not already emailed you, please remove me from your lists… you are welcome to link to this post if you’d like to inform your readers of my withdrawal.