By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: New York news blog Gawker yesterday revealed the existence of a video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. The video was taken within the last six months, allegedly by the city’s Somali drug dealers. Gawker editor John Cook reported that he received a tip from [...]
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Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, is alleged to appear in a video of him smoking crack.
Mike Duffy, former Conservative Senator, is now just another failed Senator, sitting as an independent.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Conservatism has gone horribly wrong in Canada. What else connects these two awful men besides their political party? Stephen Harper.
BREAKING NEWS: @RobertFife has been told Sen Mike Duffy attempted to influence #CRTC decision on Sun Media mandatory carriage. #cdnpoli— CTV News Breaking (@CTVNewsBRK) May 17, 2013
Condoning, protecting, rewarding & compensating #fraud: PMO helped Senator #Duffy with expenses issues: theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/… #Cdnpoli— EmperorStephenHarper (@RobertJensen2) May 15, 2013
BREAKING:@RobertFife reveals that Nigel Wright, PM's Chief of Staff, wrote a personal cheque over $90K to cover Sen Duffy's expenses— CTV Power Play (@CTV_PowerPlay) May 15, 2013
S.17 Senate Conflict Code: "a Senator [shall not] accept… any gift or other benefit… that relate[s] to the Senator's position" #cdnpoli— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) May 15, 2013
“S.17 Senate Conflict Code: “a Senator [shall not] accept… any gift or other benefit… that relate[s] to the Senator’s (Read more…)
Good news on the RoboCon front: A team of talented, non-political-party-aligned Canadians is working to notify masses of people of the piles of evidence detailing the largest election fraud scheme in Canadian history.
There are piles of evidence. I’ve collected some of the most important bits here for you to listen to, or look through.
“The Conservative Party can say absolutely definitively it has no role in any of this.” – Stephen Harper, PM, in the House of Commons, 2012. Now it’s 2013, and Conservative campaign worker Michael Sona is charged with illegal robocalling.
Guelph was Ground (Read more…)
I found a very worthwhile campaign to fight misinformation and apathy with robocalls and art by non-political-partiers, and hope you’ll assist with its crowdfunding. If you can’t make a PayPal payment, they’ll take Interac email money also if you ask.
I’ll be talking more about this in the morning, along with a few quotes that help show the Prime Minister lied last year about Conservative Party involvement in RoboCon.
I was looking back at my early predictions for what the 2012 Robocalls scandal could wind up doing to Canadian politics. A set of scenarios for an early general election (Read more…)
The verdict for the Robocalls Federal Court challenge is still not in, after the judge started deliberating and writing back in December. No rush, I guess. Why hurry when we’ve coped for 2 years already with a probably illegitimate government? They are willing to run a confessed election criminal in Labrador, and promise him a cabinet seat again should voters be stupid enough to vote for Penashue again. Fool them one, shame on the Cons; Fool them twice, it’s from working closely with Elections Canada and a compliant, docile media.
I’m pretty pissed off that it’s nearing the middle of (Read more…)
The indomitable American spirit personified above. Whatever became of it? Below: Bogie as Philip Marlowe, with gun; the leader of another English-speaking country refusing to knuckle under to the Luftwaffe, also with gun.
We have learned, courtesy the news media, that membership in the National Rifle Association has surged past five million souls since the Sandy Hook Massacre of little children in Connecticut last December.
It would seem that a significant minority of our American cousins will let nothing stand in the way of their right to massive firepower, which they insist is protected by the Second Amendment of the (Read more…)
$3.1 Billion is missing according to a damning audit of the Harper Government. Let’s see what political pundits recently have said about audit failure:
Federal government audit ‘severely critical’
- The Star headline
“The independent audit [...] speaks for itself, and we accept its conclusions and recommendations,” said Jan O’Driscoll, spokesperson for the Minister. [The auditor] called the lack of records “inappropriate for any recipient of public funds.”
- The Star
“I cannot in my lifetime recall such a devastating audit. [...] A stunning indictment.”
- Ian Lee of the Sprott School of Business
“It (Read more…)
One of the companies involved in defending the Conservative MPs who are having their riding wins challenged by the Council of Canadians and citizens of six ridings affected by fraudulent Elections Canada robocalls, is in financial difficulty.
Cash-strapped Tory fundraising company owes federal government $1 million in unpaid taxes. canada.com/news/Cash%2Bst… @stphnmaher— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) April 18, 2013
In documents filed in U.S. bankruptcy court, iMarketing Solutions Group Inc. (IMSGI) lists the Canada Revenue Agency as well as the governments of Quebec, Nova Scotia and Manitoba among its creditors.
The company, through its subsidiary Responsive Marketing Group,
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What makes me mad? People like Saskatchewan’s infamous shock-talk-jock John Gormley, who thinks the world needs fewer “activists”.
Here’s the resulting story from a recently released PLUSD cable from the Kissinger Files fit together with a Cablegate cable.
Then US Ambassador David Mulford urged the Indian government to “drop its claims against Dow” in a cable sent on September 18, 2007.
In reply, then Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia assured Mulford that the federal government does not hold Dow responsible for the cleanup but is unable to withdraw its claims against the company because of “active and vocal”
A week ago, Elizabeth May finally got a response from the Queen of Canada regarding the sovereign’s position on election fraud in our country. Her opinion is that Harper’s appointed Governor General is the suitable person to decide if a Royal Commission should be held to investigate the Prime Minister’s party supporters who fraudulently robocalled thousands to mislead them on where to vote. Thousands more calls were made pretending to be Liberals or NDP who were rude.
If the Governor General decides not to investigate why it took over 701 days to charge a single man with an elaborate cross-country
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A typically joyful day in Boston was marred by a terrorist bombing where two explosions killed multiple people, and injured at least 50 with injuries as serious as amputations.
It’s a grim reminder that peaceful life in North America is very much taken for granted, and our innocence will again be exploited by those who’ll seek to use this bombing as a means to remove more freedoms from the American people.
Reddit has more links than you’ll care to view. Following the attack on 9/11, I read everything I could, watched every video angle, probably searching for answers; Dreaming of
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It’s been more than 701 days since Elections Canada first became aware of a nation wide malicious robocalling scheme to misdirect non-Conservative voters away from legitimate polling stations for the May 2, 2011 election where Stephen Harper swept to power as a majority government.
I don’t think Michael Sona, who has been charged by Elections Canada, can be fully responsible for the robocalls made in Guelph on behalf of Conservative supporters, nor could he have had sole access to phone numbers used in other parts of the country. I’ve documented the technical reasons behind these beliefs, over the past 13
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There’s some crow to eat this morning, for anti-Assange, anti-Wikileaks people.
Last year we got confirmation in the form of a WikiLeaks-Strafor leak of all things, that Assange had been secretly indicted in the US, for his journalism.
On January 26, 2011, Fred Burton, the vice president of Stratfor, a leading private intelligence firm which bills itself as a kind of shadow CIA, sent an excited email to his colleagues. “Text Not for Pub,” he wrote. “We” – meaning the U.S. government – “have a sealed indictment on Assange. Pls protect.”
The news, if true, was a
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Kady at CBC learned that Peter Penashue’s campaign started while he was still a Minister, suggesting the Conservatives calculated at least one last photo-op before he stepped down as Minister and an MP for Labrador.
Yesterday I sent an email to Elections Canada and three MPs, regarding the startling lack of charges laid against Penashue. I suspect Elections Canada is seeking a way to justify ordering only a “compliance agreement” where they will make him spend less than his limit in his upcoming election campaign, even though he blew past the last limit with impunity and tens of thousands
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The corpse of Penashue’s political career isn’t even undead yet, and it’s already lurching forward thanks to a rich injection of Conservative Party of Canada franken-cash to repay a debt that wasn’t his to have. I guess the Cons can’t scrape up another zombie in Labrador to “work closely” with Elections Canada and to eventually provide another warm body on the backbenches (or Cabinet!) of Pet Cemetery Hill.
Alison summarizes what’s gone wrong with Canadian elections contested by contemptible Conservatives, and the perps walkin’ our streets.
I think it’s fair to call the money paid by the Conservatives back to Canadians, in lieu of disgraced Minister Peter Penashue repaying us, as hush money, akin to bribery. The Conservatives inexplicably are signalling that they’ll welcome Penashue as their candidate in the upcoming Labrador byelection, despite the fact that it seems probable that he’ll be found guilty of election fraud at some point in the coming years (because the wheels of Elections Canada justice turn that ridiculously slow). They are framing the situation as one where if Penashue wins his seat in a byelection, it
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Penashue Hush Money From Conservatives – Working Closely with #RoboCon
Conservative #CPC brand Election Shampoo: CHEAT, RINSE, REPEAT! Endorsed by Cheater Peter.
Also available is #CPC brand Hide Detergent. If the opposition is throwing dirt, use Hide.
Here’s my list of election crimes in Canada recently, and what’s (not) been done about them.
See Penashue when asked a question.
Here’s a TV campaign ad.
Here’s a nice clip of PM Harper misleading the country about coalition governments.
The country could hold its breath, but would probably pass out for waiting. When will Conservatives be charged for their election fraud crimes? Here’s a summary from Sixth Estate listing the allegations Penashue has admitted were correct today, as he guiltily stepped down. Canadians should not let Elections Canada off the hook by letting them write another compliance agreement with a criminal Minister.
Elections Canada was pursuing this business with Penashue. Will there be a compliance agreement? Is this part of it?— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) March 14, 2013
.@TraceyKent Going by Penashue and Van Loan "punishments", Fantino (if
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The problem with how Sweden, the UK, and the United States have been treating Julian Assange of Wikileaks, has dragged on for years. It’s left the foremost journalist in the world stuck in a London apartment building that houses the Ecuadorian Embassy where Assange is trapped as a political prisoner. He sought asylum from the Swedish extradition order, and Ecuador granted him that request. Assange’s home country of Australia has sided with the United States in wanting him imprisoned and taken offline, because they’ve failed to negotiate his safe return to Australia or Ecuador where he could be free.
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Wrote this a couple weeks ago, and forgot to publish it. Here it is, in some hindsight. ***
The math outlines the extreme expense incurred by Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin to travel.
Wallin’s travel expenses, which total more than $350,000 over the past 27 months, are currently the subject of an audit.
350K/27mon/30days/mon= $432.09/day roughly She must be absolutely exhausted, because it would take me flying between Ottawa and Regina, and staying in a hotel nearly every other day to make that kind of expense work. The senator from Wadena really must be a workaholic.
This amount doesn’t consider
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“I do have some grave doubts about putting people in jail because of their taste in pictures” – Flanagan By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Feb. 28, 2013: Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s former senior adviser, Tom Flanagan, has questioned the jailing of people who view child pornography. And paid a huge price for it. “I certainly have no READ MORE
If you need your blood pressure raised, Daniel Dickin has just the treatment for you. The persistent hack, perpetual election fraud defender, suggests that because there are no resulting charges for the misdirecting robocalls that Conservative supporters ran across the country on May 2, 2011, the investigators’ expenses should be put under a microscope. Yes, a “journalist” suggests that crime is expensive to investigate, so if there are not results, the investigation of a fraud, is a fraud itself. Well, he may well be onto something, because 651 days to investigate a major national crime, with no charges is kinda
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