Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: In which the government drags its feet

Democracy Watch has a new feature on their website. It’s explained here: Today, Democracy Watch launched its online counter to track how much time has passed since the federal Conservatives have violated Parliament’s deadline for introducing a bill to restrict election fraud robocalls and strengthen election law enforcement. As of today, the Conservatives have been ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: The week in review

The search for Pierre Poutine Even among those who are fervently hoping that the perpetrator of all those fraudulent phone calls in Guelph is found, I can imagine two distinctly different reactions to the news that the RCMP is now directly involved in the investigation. The first is: what the hell took them so long? ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: On Elections Canada

When Elections Canada made a last minute submission of evidence to a hearing before Canada’s Supreme Court last week, it seemed to catch a lot of people by surprise. In retrospect perhaps it shouldn’t have been so surprising. When Superior Court Justice Thomas Lederer ruled that the result of the 2011 federal election in the ...