Did Jim Bennett break the rules the very instant he started his leadership campaign? You be the judge.
Here’s a picture of Jim Bennett launching his campaign to be leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party. (http://i.imgur.com/I13jop5.jpg) It was posted on Twitter by his wife, Sandra Pupatello. Take a close look at those signs behind him.
Now, here’s the text of Sec. 3.09 of the 2013 Leadership Election Rules drawn up by the Liberal Party:
“3.09 The NLLP (Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party) logo, trademarks and any other official mark duly owned and/or utilized by the NLLP shall not be utilized by any Candidate as part of his/her campaign.”
I’m not saying Bennett is breaking the rules, but when I saw the picture, I certainly thought he might be. And at least one other person on Twitter thought so too. You be the judge.