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Cowichan Conversations: Harper Hires Infamous Australian Political Strategist From ‘Spin Doctors Without Borders’

Richard Hughes

Here we are in a three way race, according to the polls, with Harper hugging the margins of being the underdog to both the NDP’s Mulcair and Liberal’s Trudeau. This is fertile

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Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Robocalls Case: If the CPC did not do it, then someone stole the data. Call in the RCMP please.

I am not too happy that Elections Canada is getting nowhere with their robocalls investigation. Back on the EDay in question, I too received a robocall informing me that my polling place had changed. At the time I shrugged it off as Elections Canada incompetence, because I had already voted at the normal place. I . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Robocalls Case: If the CPC did not do it, then someone stole the data. Call in the RCMP please.

the woodshed: More ratfucking

Looks like Pierre Poutine has been at it again.How long before we get to see Dean Del Mastro speculate about whether it was the Liberals who did this or the NDP executive in a false flag attack intended to gin up sympathy for the party or possibly the CBC trying to invent a story.The good . . . → Read More: the woodshed: More ratfucking

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae and stopping the clock

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae has one week to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

Bob Rae – one week to go

And a study by a Simon Fraser professor finds that the robocalls could have affected the result of the May 2 2011 election:

In a new paper, a Simon Fraser University economist finds that robo-calling, if the phenomenon did occur, could have significantly influenced voter turnout . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae has one week to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Can this Tory help find Pierre Poutine?

Andrew Prescott

Canada’s Woodward & Bernstein journalists (the intrepid Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher), have a report this morning about some tweets in Guelph before the questionable election of May 2, 2011:

On the day “Pierre Poutine” activated the burner cellphone used to launch his robocall blitz on voters in Guelph, Ont., a young . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Can this Tory help find Pierre Poutine?

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae has 12 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 12 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts under the Canada Elections Act to upset the results of the May 2 election in at least 27 ridings.

And Bob Rae, having identified 27 ridings . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae has 12 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Were our laws broken?

Misinformation is in the air, from the Tory front and back benches to journalists. Some is deliberate, designed to distract the public’s attention from misdeeds; others are perhaps simply mistakes. Take this opinion in the Montreal Gazette: Many of the complaints are about calls that were simply annoying and deceitful, in that they appeared to . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Were our laws broken?

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 13 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 13 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts under the Canada Elections Act to upset the results of the May 2 election in at least 27 ridings.

And Bob Rae, having identified 27 . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 13 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Crushing poll results for Tories on the voter suppression in the last election

Hat tip to Kinsella for pointing the way to this March 6, Angus Reid poll. Almost two out of three Canadians believe there were many voter suppression telephone calls during the May 2011 election (despite Tory MPs desperate attempts in Parliament to limit the criminality to one riding only – Guelph).  . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Crushing poll results for Tories on the voter suppression in the last election

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae has 14 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 14 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts under the Canada Elections Act to upset the results of the May 2 election in at least 27 ridings.

And Bob Rae, having identified 27 ridings . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Bob Rae has 14 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: The Cat’s Hints for Journalists

Journalists, wanna be modern day Woodward&Bernsteins?

Wanna rise to the top of the pack right now and make a name for yourself and your publication? Wanna get your name in the history books of those proactive members of the Fifth Estate who changed the course of history?

Yes? Then don’t hide your head under the . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: The Cat’s Hints for Journalists

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 16 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 16 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts under the Canada Elections Act to upset the results of the May 2 election in . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 16 days to protect Canada’s democracy by stopping the clock

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Is this the smoking gun?

Deep Throat says: Stop the clock!

Hat tip to Saskboy for this bit of sleuthing (along with his many commentators and twitters): If the Conservative lie that only Guelph is the focus of the Robocalls (RoboCon) investigation, and Pierre Poutine worked only for some rouge op in Guelph, who in Guelph CPC had clearance . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Is this the smoking gun?

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Did Americans try to rig the May 2011 election in Canada?

With Elections Canada flooded with 31,000 complaints from Canadians, and with 25% of the 308 ridings (a total of 77 ridings) now associated with possible voter suppression tactics during the May 2011 election, a new issue has arisen which should concern Canadians. THE TWO ISSUES Was there an organized, deliberate attempt by persons or entities . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Did Americans try to rig the May 2011 election in Canada?

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 17 days to protect Canada’s democracy

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 17 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts under the Canada Elections Act to upset the results of the May 2 election . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 17 days to protect Canada’s democracy

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Where’s Poutine? Follow the map!

Hat tip to Saskboy for this fascinating post which hints that it might be possible to physically track exactly where the mysterious Pierre Poutine was when he made those voter suppression calls during the May 2011 election. Click here for a graphic illustration of how this works! Click the start and watch . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Where’s Poutine? Follow the map!

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Ten Things You can do to protect Canada’s democracy

Elections Canada has finally thought fit to let the public know the extent of Canadians’ concern about voter suppression actions during the May 2011 federal election. It says it has received a staggering 31,000 complaints from upset Canadians about possible election fraud! Now is the time for all Canadians to do their part to make . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Ten Things You can do to protect Canada’s democracy

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 18 days to protect our democracy

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 18 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts to upset the results of the May 2 election in at least 27 ridings.

And Bob Rae, having identified 27 ridings where the Liberal Party has . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: Bob Rae has 18 days to protect our democracy

CuriosityCat: Roboscam: How the courts can help voters find justice

We seem to have hit a roadblock in a prime minister who treats evidence of voter suppression cavalierly and instead stalls when asked to appoint an independent judicial commission to inquire into possible major breaches of the democratic rights of Canadian voters. By what measure can a prime minister . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Roboscam: How the courts can help voters find justice

CuriosityCat: Bob Rae has 19 days to protect our democracy

The clock is ticking and there are less than three weeks to go (around 19 days as of today) before voters lose their right to appeal to the courts to upset the results of the May 2 election in at least 27 ridings.

And Bob Rae, having identified 27 ridings where the Liberal Party has . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Bob Rae has 19 days to protect our democracy

CuriosityCat: An American’s view of Canada’s voter suppression

He knows all about dirty tricks, and he is surprised: |In a more recent example, Cummins recalls the 2000 presidential primary in South Carolina, where George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove’s operatives made phone calls to Republicans claiming that Bush rival John McCain had fathered an illegitimate black . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: An American’s view of Canada’s voter suppression

CuriosityCat: Robocall: Is Elections Canada failing Canadians?

Disquiet is being voiced in several circles about the apparent tardy response of Elections Canada in investigating the voter suppression attempts that appear to have taken place in dozens of ridings in the May 2011 election. Take this response, for example: But the elections agency said the use . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocall: Is Elections Canada failing Canadians?

CuriosityCat: Robocalls: Council of Canadians takes step to protect Canada’s democracy

Welcome news earlier today: at least one significant group is stepping forward to protect our democratic rights by offering to assist ordinary Canadians who might have been mislead by the widespread voter suppression in the May 2011 election to take legal steps to achieve redress: The Council of Canadians . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocalls: Council of Canadians takes step to protect Canada’s democracy

CuriosityCat: A Peek at what the Tories know about you from The Sixth Estate

Very interesting look at the contents of CIMS, the Tory equivalent of the Liberalist. Scroll through the powerpoint presentation – the link is in the 9th paragraph: The Conservative Party’s system is widely reported to be the largest. Every time you write a Conservative MP, every time you . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: A Peek at what the Tories know about you from The Sixth Estate