For Myrna Levy, it was bad enough that the political propaganda that arrived at her Toronto home was sent by a Conservative MP in Alberta.

But what really got her steamed were the grammatical errors that dotted the copy taking aim at Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.

The pointed pamphlet from Conservative MP Laurie Hawn in Edmonton picks up on the theme of his party’s television ads that Ignatieff is “just visiting.”

“Michael Ignatieff has spent more of his life outside Canada than living in it,” reads the flyer.

Toronto couple Myrna and Ed Levy aren’t alone in finding partisan pamphlets in their mailbox.

Canadians are getting flooded with a new wave of political mailings. One estimate pegs it at 13 million in the last few weeks alone — a product of the election scare last month when parties ramped up their mailings in a bid to sway voters.

According to one Parliament Hill source, the Commons printing services office had a record backlog of more than 3,000 orders from all parties several weeks ago. With an average of 4,300 pieces per order, that represents almost 13 million pieces of political mail ready to swamp mailboxes across the country.

The volume — and the tone of some of the mailing — has prompted a renewed call for the House of Commons to curb MP’s penchant for printing, which is costing taxpayers more than $9 million a year.

Parliamentary policies allow MPs to mail out materials to constituents four times a year.

However, MPs are also allowed to send mailings into other ridings, including ones held by rival parties, as long as the number of recipients doesn’t exceed 10 per cent of the households in the MP’s own riding.