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The Progressive Economics Forum: Andrea Horwath’s Debacle

I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud when I saw election results. I almost spat a mouthful of my breakfast across the room.

Almost nobody expected Ontario’s Liberals to win a majority, least of all the NDP’s Andrea Horwath. Her decision to pull the plug on the Wynne government has to go . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Andrea Horwath’s Debacle

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Nightmare Night

It's hard to believe it's only been two years since that nightmare night.Two years to the day since Stephen Harper finally got his precious majority.And our precious Canada began to wither and die, as if choked by some monstrous weed. Or ravaged by an invasion of alien apes from some barbarous planet in the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Nightmare Night

Montreal Simon: Robocalls: Is the Con Story Crumbling?

Ever since the robocall scandal began the Cons have always claimed that if there was a "problem" it was a small one. It was limited to the Guelph area, the work of a rogue operative or operatives, and that people only complained AFTER the el… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Robocalls: Is the Con Story Crumbling?

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poutine and the Heart of Darkness

He's still out there hiding in the shadows. His foul breath still hangs heavy in the air. But it seems the trail of the demon dialer Pierre Poutine has come to a dead end.

Elections Canada investigators tracking “Pierre Poutine” hit a dead end when the Internet address behind misleading robocalls in the last . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pierre Poutine and the Heart of Darkness

CalgaryGrit: Happy Anniversary!

One year ago today, Stephen Harper turned an “unwanted election” into his first majority government, Jack Layton and the NDP soared to never before seen heights, and Liberals spent the evening curled up in a fetal position sobbing in the corner.

On political anniversaries, it’s tempting to give each party a thumbs up or . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: Happy Anniversary!

LeDaro: Stephen Harper’s stump speech during 2011 elections

Your Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his best?

I got this idea from a fellow blogger Of Gods And…..

Pample the Moose: Robocalls and Voter identification – Department of the Bleeding Obivous

My Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with variants of this CBC story noting that the people robocalled on election day as part of the effort to misdirect voters to phony polling stations were people who had previously received calls from Conservati… . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Robocalls and Voter identification – Department of the Bleeding Obivous

Pample the Moose: Robocalls and Voter identification – Department of the Bleeding Obivous

My Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with variants of this CBC story noting that the people robocalled on election day as part of the effort to misdirect voters to phony polling stations were people who had previously received calls from Conservative campaigns in which they identified themselves as non-Conservative voters. Most of the people . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Robocalls and Voter identification – Department of the Bleeding Obivous

The Wingnuterer: RoboCon – Lets Examine Some Of The Facts

Elections Canada distributes voters lists to all parties that are running at the start of the election and a send update list three days before the official election date. Elections Canada’s voter list consist of the voters name and address, no phone numbers, no polling station information. The Political Parties have to marry the . . . → Read More: The Wingnuterer: RoboCon – Lets Examine Some Of The Facts

The Wingnuterer: RoboCon – It Doesn’t Matter One Rotting Dingo’s Kidney,…

Let’s be perfectly clear here, it Doesn’t Matter One Rotting Dingo’s Kidney whether the people who perpetrated the voter suppression crime in last years election are linked to the CPC, or the Liberals, or the NDP or to the Church of Scientology. They need to caught and punished to the fullest extent of the law . . . → Read More: The Wingnuterer: RoboCon – It Doesn’t Matter One Rotting Dingo’s Kidney,…

The Wingnuterer: RoboCon – If The CPC Have Nothing To Hide, Why Are They Hiding?

The one thing that always amazes me about Politics, when you are accused of doing something wrong, and if you didn’t do it (ADScam, In and Out, RoboCon whatever) why not just lay your cards on the table and serve up the opposition parties a huge, heaping pile of SHUT THE FUCK UP!

The voter . . . → Read More: The Wingnuterer: RoboCon – If The CPC Have Nothing To Hide, Why Are They Hiding?

The Wingnuterer: RoboCon and the Big Pile of Dead Stupidity

RoboCon, RoboGate and/or RoboCalls,… Listening to the various CPC RoboPosters this whole RoboScandal is some massive diabolical Liberal/Dipper/Anarchist/OccupyWallStr. Drum Circle conspiracy to make Harper and the CPC look bad.

So lets see if you can make sense of this Liberal/Dipper/Anarchist/OccupyWallStr. Drum Circle conspiracy works.

Liberal/Dipper/Anarchist/Occupy Drum Circle operative buys a burner phone in Quebec Obtains . . . → Read More: The Wingnuterer: RoboCon and the Big Pile of Dead Stupidity

Hellberta: An open response to "A False Majority by Fraudulent Means?"

You can find the Green party’s press release here.

Canada needs electoral reform – no doubt about it. No matter what happens with this robocall scam one thing is evidently very clear: our system can be easily manipulated, and we have little or none of the tools we need as citizens to investigate sources of . . . → Read More: Hellberta: An open response to "A False Majority by Fraudulent Means?"

Montreal Simon: The Case of the Cons and the Demon-Dialers

Golly Sherlock, I see the bizarre case of the Cons and the Demon-Dialers has taken another strange turn. It seems that the Harper mob is trying to shop one if its own. 

A young campaign worker named Michael Sona, seen here posing with Great Robot Leader…

In a photo supplied to Con Sun Media . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Case of the Cons and the Demon-Dialers

Montreal Simon: Did the Cons Steal the Last Election?

When I first heard that Elections Canada is investigating attempts to suppress the vote during the last election, I wrote that at the very least bye-elections should be held in the 18 swing ridings that were targeted by robot calls.

But now I believe that it must declare the last election null and void, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Did the Cons Steal the Last Election?

Montreal Simon: Breaking: Another Con Scandal

Extra. Extra. Pick up a copy of Con Stories, with the latest Con scandal.

Elections Canada has traced fraudulent phone calls made during the federal election to an Edmonton voice-broadcast company that worked for the Conservative Party across the country.

Elections Canada launched its investigation after it was inundated with complaints about election day calls . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Breaking: Another Con Scandal

Looks Like The Harpercon Saulie Zajdel Camp May Be Pushing Irwin Cotler Out The Door Prematurely

Well boys ‘n’ girls, the latest political happenings in Mount-Royal could definitely go in the Harpercons flare for the unprecedented files. It appears that the good constituents in the riding of Mount-Royal have been robo-called, being asked if they would support the Harpercons in the upcoming by-election. There’s a tiny snag, though; there . . . . . → Read More: Looks Like The Harpercon Saulie Zajdel Camp May Be Pushing Irwin Cotler Out The Door Prematurely

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: PPM: The Polls and the Local Media #nlpoli

All daily media in the province reported polls released by polling firms during the 2011 general election.  They reported the polls as the firms released them.  That is, they did not question or alter the presentation of the numbers, nor di… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: PPM: The Polls and the Local Media #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Morning After the Night Before #nlvotes #nlpoli

The story of the night is the loss of two cabinet ministers and the Premier’s parliamentary assistant in gains by the New Democrats in St. John’s and by the Liberals in Torngat Mountains. This – coupled with the fights in seats across the provin… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Morning After the Night Before #nlvotes #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A house divided #nlpoli #nlvotes

In the west end of St. John’s, one house shows the drama of the struggle between the forces of Blue and the forces of Orange for control of Capital City. The first candidate who came to the door canvassing for votes turned out to be Paul Boundridg… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A house divided #nlpoli #nlvotes

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Motivation and demotivation #nlpoli #nlvotes

“Complacency is your greatest enemy in an election,” Progressive Conservative Leader Kathy Dunderdale said Sunday. “When it’s hard to motivate people to become engaged to get out and to cast their ballot, then you have a concern about that…. . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Motivation and demotivation #nlpoli #nlvotes

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Whom the gods destroy #nlpoli #nlvotes

There’s letters seal’d, and my two schoolfellows, Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d— They bear the mandate, they must sweep my way And marshal me to knavery. Let it work; For ’tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Whom the gods destroy #nlpoli #nlvotes

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Tories in hard fight in Sin Jawns seats #nlpoli #nlvotes

The whole race for second place media meme  – bullshit that it always was – masked a very serious battle that’s been going on since the election started between the Conservatives and New Democrats. You can tell it is serious because the media a… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Tories in hard fight in Sin Jawns seats #nlpoli #nlvotes

Blunt Objects: Ontario Election Maps

I’ve created two maps of the results. First a map showing the results straight-upNot much to say at this time, similar to maps you can find elsewhere.Secondly, and perhaps more interestingly, I’ve combined the recent Provincial and Federal results into… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Ontario Election Maps

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Advance voting and other campaign tidbits #nlpoli #nlvotes

If you want to get a good sense of what the advance poll turnout from Tuesday likely means in campaign terms, wander over to labradore. In the current election, six of the ten highest advance-vote districts were in metro St. John’s. In 2007, only t… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Advance voting and other campaign tidbits #nlpoli #nlvotes