I’ve felt badly for a while now that conservative voters have no ethical right wing party to vote for in Canada (or the USA, for that matter). The Conservative Party of Canada is the only Canadian political party with the word “coalition” in its Constitution. The CPC coalition of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives, removed right wing voters’ choice, so Harper’s new CPC could more easily cheat their way to victory.
Rathgeber: "There is speculative talk about starting a new political party and even reviving old ones." brentrathgeber.ca/brents-blog/— Paul Wells (@InklessPW) June 17, 2013
With the (Read more…)
“He was known as the “shadow MP” of the federal Mont-Royal riding, hovering and thinking about making another run at the job after losing in 2011….Saulie Zajdel’s stunning arrest Monday on five charges including breach of trust, corruption and fraud sent a shock wave through the ranks of the Conservative Party from the top down…Zajdel, who bagged a controversial adviser’s job in the office of Heritage Minister James Moore after his defeat in Mont-Royal…was hired by Moore, a close associate, to work as a “liaison” between the government and Montreal’s cultural communities from (Read more…)
When we thought Toronto’s crack Mayor Rob Ford was about to take the national scandal prize, Montreal’s replacement Mayor Michael Appelbaum rides (in a police car) to the rescue with corruption charges. What major city mayor is next to implode? Are Canadian municipal elections selecting the best political candidate they could be?
Mtl. mayor faces 14 charges including fraud, conspiracy . Charges against Michael #Applebaum date between 2006-2011— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 17, 2013
Added to the Harper Parade of Perps is the accused Saulie Zajdel, a “shadow MP” in Irwin Cotler’s Montreal riding. “Reprehensible” push polling (Read more…)
Maintaining her power over Canada, doesn’t seem like the best way to apologize for ‘accidentally’ cheating Canadians out of tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Not entitled? How many ppl get invu'd on @CBCTheNational by former coworker abt our "responsible but not @ fault" mistakes? #cdnpoli #Wallin— David Paterson (@DavidPatersonca) June 14, 2013
“I’m very sorry obviously that I’ve caused all of this grief for family and my friends and for my fellow parliamentarians, and I think taxpayers have a right to know,” she told Mansbridge.
Auditors are currently going over Wallin’s travel expense claims going back (Read more…)
Bad landlords face licensing crackdown
With multiple tenants crammed into decrepit properties, one London borough is taking direct action
Lisa Bachelor The Guardian, Friday 14 June 2013 14.46 BST
Here in British Columbia, Canada, especially in Vancouver (and I suspect, any other major city in the country) such criminally sub-standard crowding exists alongside single family dwellings, looming over-priced condos and other assorted attempts to eke out a way to exist amid inflated costs and lousy pay… The local and Federal governments, in both British and Canadian cases, is to blame, even indirectly, for creating the conditions for the (Read more…)
Conservatives have created a new idea. It’s Leadership Stealing. You can Steal, like a Leader.
“How can the Liberals actually, with a straight face, pretend to stand up for the middle class, when Liberal senators are stealing money from taxpayers?” – CPC Minister Moore
“Conservatives praise Duffy’s ‘leadership’ in Senate expense scandal”
Senate committee told about Wallin expense concerns 18 months ago > bit.ly/16ak0CD #cdnpoli— Global Regina (@GlobalRegina) June 11, 2013
Technology and civil liberty experts knew PRISM was a very real possibility. I knew, and wrote about it last August. The National Security Agency (NSA) (star bad guy org. in the Will Smith movie Enemy of the State) has been collecting domestic Americans’ phone and Internet records since at least 2007. This activity is a clear violation of the American Constitution, and was overseen by Bush II, Obama, Al Franken, and other high level leaders who’ve betrayed the trust of Americans and broken the law.
A WARNING: The U.S. is undergoing a "calamitous collapse in the rule of (Read more…)
By: Public Service Alliance of Canada | Press Release
On June 5th, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins for Wetaskiwin (Alberta) introduced Bill C-525, an Act to change the certification and revocation sections of the Canada Labour Code, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Parliamentary Employees Staff Relations Act.
The purpose of the bill is to remove the possibility of automatic certification of bargaining units, often referred to as “card check.” These proposed changes to existing federal legislation would put in place the highest barriers to unionization in the country. It is another attack from the Conservatives against (Read more…)
Who could forget Harper’s “strong, stable” majority comment during his victory speech in 2011 after his party swept to surprise power on a wave of election fraud supporting his party? Two years later, the Cons have lost disgraced Minister Penashue to a campaign overspending (and illegal contribution) crime for which he resigned (has not be charged yet), and was defeated in a recent by-election. Del Mastro, Fantino, Glover, Van Loan, Bezan, have also fallen under scrutiny since May 2, 2011 for serious campaign violations (and an admission from Van Loan’s campaign compliance agreement with Elections Canada). Senator Brazeau was fired (Read more…)
When Redford’s Conservatives cut persons with developmental disabilities programs, I can only look on aghast as funding for my three handicapped siblings is cut. When Redford guts palliative care nurses I can only remember caring for my grandmother, an ex-nurse who spent more than 40 years in the profession, who died last year vowing never to live in [...]
Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber (Photo: Alberta Diary)
Conservative MPs on the House of Commons’s ethics committee amended Brent Rathgeber’s private member’s bill seeking salary disclosures. He’d proposed forcing disclosures for public servants earning more than about $180,000. The committee upped the threshold to $444,000.
Rathgeber, the Conservative MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, didn’t like the dictatorship-style move very much. So much so that he’d to quit the Conservative caucus in protest.
And then he tweeted his protest:
I just notifed the Board of Directors of the Edm-St. Albert CPC Association and the Speaker that I have resigned from the CPC Caucus.
My decision (Read more…)
Two more Conservative MPs need to be removed from the House for election overspending. That’s what Elections Canada has said, but the Speaker of the House disagrees.
In an application filed May 24, Glover seeks an order forcing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand to accept a revised campaign financial return she filed and declaring her compliant with the elections law – an order that would keep her in the House of Commons.
She says Mayrand has misinterpreted how payments for salaries to campaign workers were apportioned and how the costs of campaign signs “inherited” from a previous election should be (Read more…)
*Canada: 0 Days Without Election Fraud*
You can start at the beginning in great detail… Or you can jump to the end of the beginning.
You can draw conclusions so simple a child, or a computer scientist could make them.
I’m sure the corporate media will tell us if there’s a problem. Or maybe not.
Some of them seem a little concerned at least.
[We learned,] thanks to confirmations by chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand, that Conservatives have been slowing down the criminal probe into robocalls — keeping investigators cooling their heels for months, scheduling interview (Read more…)
John Gormley attempts to sing a lullaby; Mixes up the words.
[L]eave us alone to reconnect with life and keep the warmth coming. And get back to us when you’ve fired some Senators and Toronto is done. [...] advice is neatly summarized in Seven Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day.
The don’ts include worrying about the wrong people instead of focusing on those in our lives who truly matter, and directing our attention and worry to the future instead of staying in the present and cherishing the time we have now. [...] The lines I (Read more…)
Mike Duffy once mocked Stephane Dion for asking for restarts to questions for a TV interview. Journalists typically grant these requests, as was explained at the time by less biased journalists. Future Conservative Senator Duffy, mocked Dion on his program.
The Duffy laughing part is loud and annoying, but otherwise it’s a funny video with lots of irony built in.
This blog post isn’t intended to make fun of the Prime Minister for needing to restart after getting tongue tied (that’s only human), it’s to point out the hypocrisy displayed by Duffy (and the scripted, fake nature of Stephen Harper (Read more…)
The Conservative trolls will have to get new talking points so they don’t look hopelessly dated. Multiple Conservative parties, the NDP, and another Liberal MP were all fined thousands of dollars for broadcasting robocalls in a deceptive manner where the true identity of the caller was not revealed.
Just the other day I had to mock a flying monkey that was using this year old canard: “No mention in the article that the only confirmed case of robocalls involved the Liberals.” That hapless chap was stuck on the Liberal MP for Guelph sending a robocall that got confused (Read more…)
I hear he knows a guy who knows a guy though
Mayrand has come out to say finally that the Conservatives are not cooperating with the investigation into the robocall election fraud of 2011. I do not find this surprising, and if you’ve been reading my blog the past year, you’d know that’s because the evidence points to the Conservative Party as being involved in the election fraud, as Elections Canada suspected even prior to the May 2, 2011 vote.
The most damning evidence implicating the Conservatives, is that their secure, access controlled, database CIMS was most likely the system used to create the illegal robocall phone lists.
Some (Read more…)
Tony Clement to bring in performance reviews for public sector employees. “if your not performing, prepare to be out.”
What a joke!
I wonder if Tony Clement has some type of performance review that dictates if he keeps his job? Oh yes, I believe he does…it is called an election…and looking at the recent findings for the 2011 Conservative victory, we know how he and his party handles their performance reviews, with thieving, nontransparent and corrupt tactics!
I find it so funny and so embarrassing that an individual who proudly calls himself a supporter of Stephen Harper (Read more…)
Fords. Drugs. Murder. I think Ford should have stepped aside when he was turfed for conflict of interest. He clearly broke under the pressure, and his world has crumbled around him.
As we initially pledged, if we are unable to consummate a deal and obtain the video, we will donate 100% of the proceeds to a Canadian nonprofit that addresses the consequences of substance abuse. We haven’t selected an institution yet. We will do so when and if the time comes.
I am frankly shocked and heartened that this actually happened. We are going to try very hard (Read more…)
With the Federal Court recently confirming in law that the Conservatives’ access controlled CIMS database was utilized by conspirators to commit election fraud, there are still some Conservative bloggers willing to put their reputations on the line in defense of not only the Conservative Party of Canada, but of the election fraudsters the CPC’s database supported. (smalldeadanimals.com/archives/robocalls-anato.html)
The judge in Federal Court had limited evidence on hand to gauge the sheer volume of fake calls made to Canadians in most of the country. Had all phone records been obtained from the phone companies utilized by robocall companies to (Read more…)
The Federal Court ruling states that “there was an orchestrated effort to suppress votes during the 2011 election campaign by a person with access to the [Conservative Party’s] CIMS database.” An attack on Canadian democracy.
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Last Thursday’s Federal Court ruling on the robocalls and other U.S. Republican-style voter suppression tactics during Canada’s 2011 Federal election is “a powerful victory”, says Maude Barlow, the chairperson of the Council of Canadians.
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I’ve been misquoted as Stephen Harper by multiple public forum commenters at the Huffington Post, CTV News forum and on Facebook! The misquote was so plausible, and written originally by Kevin Wood, that I spent some time (like Stephen Lautens) trying to trace its source in newspapers. I couldn’t find it, because it was originally written by Kevin last year, not said by Harper ten years ago.
“At worst…” is not by Stephen Harper, it’s by me, quoting Kevin. I asked readers to consider the quote in the context of Adscam. Less careful readers took (Read more…)