When show business & politics collide
Politics, it's been said, is show business for ugly people. So when real show business collides with real politics, some people are starstruck.
Polley's name has been included in a wide array of film credits over the years, but it was another appearance of her name that Poilievre seems to remember most vividly.
Here's the statement issued by Conservative media:
"Today, actress Sarah Polley held a press conference attacking the Conservative Government over Bill C-10. While public debate in a democracy is essential, so is honesty. During the 2004 Federal Election, Sarah Polley was an active member of the “Stop Harper” campaign, even attaching her name to a news release attacking the now Prime Minister.
“Individuals with vested personal and political interests should be honest with Canadians on what their true intentions are,” said Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.
It should be said, Poilievre is not the first MP to tell a citizen that his or her views are suspect because they didn't vote the right way or support the right person.
Back in 2001, Liberal MP Tom Wappel wrote a letter to an 81-year-old constituent, saying: "According to my records, you were a past supporter of mine, yet it seems that in this past election you supported the Canadian Alliance candidate.... How is it that you are writing me for help if you did not think enough of my abilities to justify voting for me?"