Andrew Prescott’s immunity deal is a strange development. The loyal party worker and born-again Christian had for two years categorically denied any knowledge of or involvement in the robocall affair. But why do innocent people need immunity deals? One of the people Prescott professed his innocence to was Michael Sona.
“I looked Andrew dead in the eyes outside church. He was in his car in the parking lot. I asked him if he knew anything. He said, ‘I don’t know anything.’ That’s why I defended him when I went on the CBC. I took him at his word. (Read more…)
Monday’s landslide win by Phillipe Couillard and his Québec Liberal Party is a great sign that the idea of sovereignty may have been set aside for a long time. But I think it should lead to something more. It should lead to the federation our Founders wanted but has often wavered from this principle, especially under Stephen Harper.
At the outset, I have to say that with the win, the new
After giving some immunity to a man who either lied to me, or to Elections Canada’s investigators, Canada’s election agency has no new charges to announce against the perpetrators of 2011′s Guelph or national election fraud robocalls.
Andrew Prescott’s information fingers the already charged Michael Sona, and the exiled Ken Morgan who is living in Kuwait. Prosecutors will have to decide if he is telling them the truth, or if he was telling me the truth when he told me in an email conversation he’d asked me to share on my blog last year:
Feel free to think whatever you (Read more…)
One of the oldest principles in law is the spousal privilege. Considered even more sacred than the privilege between a lawyer and client, physician and patient, or cleric and penitent, it has at its core one basic principle: Unless there was abuse involved or a couple conspired together, any communications between spouses is privileged unless the “witness spouse” (i.e. that whom is not accused)
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Dear Mr. Poilievre:
I’m very disappointed with the proposed Fair Elections Act. I agree with experts like the CEO who says Canadians will be disenfranchised if your plans to change ID requirements go ahead. Having assisted with past elections, I think your bill is awful, and will have mostly the opposite effect claimed by its Orwellian title. Your party’s refusal to include Green Party and independent voices at committee betray your efforts to create an unfair Elections Act, lacking broad consultations with most voting Canadians.
My MP’s office already (Read more…)
It happens with plenty of Harperites. They Resign, no wait, they were Fired. Depending on who you are, there’s a different tale of what caused the undesirable to fall under the Harper Omni-Bus.
Nigel Wright who worked in the Prime Minister’s Office until last year was also Resign-Fired. Fired.
Michael Sona was Resign-Fired too. Maybe this needs a name or hashtag? #HarperFired? Resigned.
Ever wonder why Elec Canada didn't raid CPC hq. On robocalls? I know I do. See ipolitics @HarrisAuthor #cdnpoli— Michael Harris (@HarrisAuthor) March 24, 2014
In early March 2012, I asked the same, putting the question to major political parties and Elections Canada.
“Why doesn’t Elections Canada just check the Conservative’s voter information database (CIMS) for who queried the phone numbers used for illegal robocalls? “
Elections Canada can’t explain the indefensible stupidity in their “investigation”.
If the CPC was cooperating with the investigation, why did it take nearly three months for Hamilton to arrange an interview (Read more…)
It’s time for a federal election. They want to change fundamental Canadian rights, and oppose laws in our Constitution that they didn’t get a mandate for in their crooked 2011 stable victory.
A not-so-radical proposal: If the government wants to make major changes to the Supreme Court, the Senate, and how people are elected to the Commons, why not let the people decide?
“Normally, electoral reform is done with wide, multipartisan consent, simply because our democratic rights are so basic. (They are often why wars are fought, for instance.) But there’s been no wide consultation — much less consent (Read more…)
Ask why no by-elections were triggered by Elections Canada following the finding of a coordinated nation-wide election fraud scheme detected in 247 ridings.
What could possibly more serious during an election than the majority of polls being compromised and attendance being influenced by election fraud conducted using the winning party’s voter database?
I really have to disagree with Dr. Barnhart, who had the power to sign, or refuse to sign laws of Saskatchewan into effect while Lieutenant Governor, that he is a powerful person. Now his influence may be lessened, even to the point where Global TV won’t keep a promise to him, but he did get invited to to a prestigious lecture for the UofR too, didn’t he?
There’s a time to be modest, and a time to be real.
The Leader-Post can’t include this whole letter by Mr. Bray because it’s over 250 words, so here’s the full version.
Fair elections are the heart and soul of our hard won democracy. Anyone who dares to tamper with the fairness principle should suffer the wrath of the citizens. Not happening- so far. That may be due to the sneaky attempt to ram through the Fair Elections Act without attracting much notice. 70 weeks behind schedule, then wait for the distractions of the budget and Olympics to ram this Act through 2nd reading in just 4 days. How about public hearings (Read more…)
Vic Toews becoming a freaking judge was the most predicted patronage appointment since Harper put Duffy into the Senate, and we know how well that turned out.
It looks terrible. The bench should not be used as a retirement home for burnt out politicians. That’s what the Senate is for, and certain consular offices.
Gerald Celente is right, as usual: he said, look at how the government handled the prohibition of alcohol – it was a disaster. They completely failed. All they managed to do, was to push organized crime through the roof. Alcohol didn’t disappear, but crime soared. Look at the so-called “war on drugs.” Over $300 billion […]
Brad Butt is an ass. Look what other election fraudsters are working with him to reshape Canada’s Election law.
Borys Wrzesnewskyj, the former Liberal MP in Etobicoke Centre, successfully went to court to have the May 2, 2011, election results in the riding overturned due to ballot irregularities. Conservative Ted Opitz, who won the riding by 26 votes, has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The seniors’ home incident, which Wrzesnewskyj dropped from his case before it was heard, happened at the St. Demetrius Seniors Residence, a large apartment building in Etobicoke offering assisted living and long-term (Read more…)
Conservative media pundits are happy to be able to say “fair” and “election” in the same sentence as “Conservative”, because saying “fraud” was getting old even 2 years ago.
@kateheartfield War is peace.— Dan Gardner (@dgardner) February 04, 2014
1. Conservatives did not consult Elections Canada. [The Conservatives avoid and work against Elections Canada, said the Federal Court.] 2. Elections Canada wanted investigative powers: request denied and then some. 3. The bill “closes loopholes to big money”… by raising donation and spending limits?
Also, the costs of calling past donors who gave $20 or more will not (Read more…)
How can you tell a spy is lying to Parliament? Their lips are moving. Or at least I’d assume they were moving while he was telling us that they didn’t conduct mass spying on Canadians, while also defending illegal mass “meta-data” spying on us.
MT @CBCAlerts "#CSIS says they don't have authority to engage in 'mass surveillance' of Canadians" — That's what makes it a crime. #Snowden— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) February 03, 2014
UPDATED: PM adviser defends metadata collection by spy agency. Watch live + follow our blog fw.to/woiZpwC #cdnpoli #hw #csec #csis— CBC Politics (Read more…)
“Lord” Black is a criminal.
"Honours do not make a man" ww2.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html… insists the man who renounced Canadian citizenship to become a "Lord." OK, then.— CC (@canadiancynic) February 03, 2014
Here’s another person bringing disgrace to the Order of Canada.
As a factor of being 20 years out of date, the news is reporting on the Chretien government more completely now. “Liberal leader Jean Chretien gets some coputer [sic] tips” in 1993. In ’93, Wallin was reporting the news that Black was steering.
The man himself is bad enough. A bully, an anti-gay bigot, a crass Con buffoon. The most famous Canadian in the world, to our everlasting shame, and the worst mayor Toronto or any other city has ever known.So the last thing I really needed to hear was more about his family's scary problems. Read more »
I wonder if talk radio will be buzzing about how Manitobans let a young woman freeze to death rather than stop and see why she was trying to flag them down for help.
I bet John Gormley Live will be all over this scandal and worrying shift in Canadian values.
Family members of a woman found frozen in a snowbank over the weekend believe they aren’t getting the full story from RCMP about her death.
Rocelyn Gabriel, 20, was found at the recycling depot in Portage la Prairie, Man., just after 8 a.m. on Sunday.
What’s the spin (Read more…)
While you’re stocking up on chocolate, as the stores fill with it for Easter and Valentine’s Day, consider only treating yourself and others if the candy is labeled Fair-Trade. Fair-Trade chocolates come where the supply chain has been verified to be ethically providing a living wage for the workers growing and harvesting the plants critical to the production of cocoa.
Only a decade ago, human rights orgs were warning that a large portion of our chocolate is the result of child slavery. This is from 3 years ago:
Many people admire Abraham Lincoln for his effort to free slaves in (Read more…)
Elizabeth May on Harper government's library closures: Book burning doesn't remind me of this century #CDNpoli— Mike De Souza (@mikedesouza) January 27, 2014
A worrying subset of the Canadian population seems content settling for a Conservative Party that willingly destroys Canadian heritage and property. How can Canadians peacefully stop the looting and burning of our cultural and scientific records?
Although the Department of Fisheries and Oceans states that the purpose of its Library Consolidation Initiative is to create greater public access to information online through ‘digitization,’ it is unclear what, if any, digitization has taken place to date. A (Read more…)
Part 1 of #OilConVoid explained why the Conservatives cheated to raise so much money for their party to grab majority power, and Part 2 explained part of how they did it with corrupt Senators. In the last, third part, you’ll see a bit of when they went about using that ill-gotten money to defraud people and steal the 2011 general election.
-Dean Del Mastro is accused by Elections Canada of circumventing his campaign spending limit, and fraudulently accepting illegal donations then covering it up wit his campaign buddy. Dean’s cousin got raided for evidence.
-Multiple Conservatives in the Vaughn (Read more…)
Suspended Senator Pamela Wallin should soon be in more hot water, along with the corrupt Conservative Party for which she was apparently fundraising for while traveling on the taxpayer’s dime.
More problems for Pam Wallin? RCMP computer forensics find new daily calendar. bit.ly/K5XEfr #skpoli #cdnpoli— Murray Mandryk (@MMandryk) January 16, 2014
She’s under investigation for fraud and breach of trust.
The November document noted Deloitte had looked at three versions of Wallin’s electronic Microsoft Outlook calendar from January 2009 to September 2012 and observed more than 500 changes.
Wallin had told Deloitte she added some items to her (Read more…)