The Conservative Party of Canada has scrapped a multi-million dollar database paid for by money raised through supporter contributions.
At least $7 million and perhaps as much as $9 million was used to pay for a database the Conservative Party was developing to track its supporters and donors.
The party is now reverting to its old system, the Conservative Information Management System or CIMS. That program is being rolled back out to MPs and riding associations over the next few months, starting with the four ridings facing November byelections, according to a memo sent by the party's acting executive director.
The project, known as C-Vote, elicited so many complaints among users that the party killed it on Tuesday.
More to come