Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

somecanuckchick dot com: Slower than molasses in January!

Elections Canada is [finally] investigating the fraudulent and deceptive calls, aka robocalls, made during the last election… beyond Guelph, Ontario.

Slower than molasses in January!

Other posts on the Robocon Scandal:

A Midsummer Night’s Robocon Scandal Update… 5 Robocon Facts Robocon Scandal continues… Robocon Scandal — UPDATE Robocon Scandal — UPDATE 2 . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Slower than molasses in January!

somecanuckchick dot com: A Midsummer Night’s Robocon Scandal Update…

Alas, Canada… we’re not any closer to knowing if Pierre Poutine, aka Pierre Jones, is — or isn’t — Andrew Prescott.

What of the 1,394 complaints alleging specific occurrences in 234 of Canada’s 308 federal ridings?

As far as I can tell, Elections Canada isn’t even investigating anything any more — except for Guelph. . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: A Midsummer Night’s Robocon Scandal Update…

somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Redux

It’s been almost a month since I’ve blogged anything about the Robocalls Scandal, aka Robogate, aka Robocon (#robocon to the #cdnpoli Twitterati)…

Unfortunately, the only thing new on #robocon is the recent departure… err, retirement of William Corbett and the surprise announcement by Elections Canada that Yves Côté would be the new Commissioner of Canada . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Redux

somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal — UPDATE 2

So, the IP address Pierre Poutine used also accessed Andrew Prescott’s Racknine account.

But, there’s no smoking gun?

And now, Elections Canada is talking about regulating — not banning — robocalls made during an election.

Because regulating them makes it all better…

Other posts on the Robocon Scandal:

5 Robocon Facts Robocon Scandal continues… . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal — UPDATE 2

somecanuckchick dot com: Demand a Royal Commission, Canada!

FACT: Only the Harper government can call for a judicial inquiry into the Robocalls Scandal… and that ain’t gonna happen, Canada!

Would you like a Royal Commission to investigate the Robocalls Scandal?

Would you like to know how you can make that happen, Canada?

Contact the Governor General and demand a Royal . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Demand a Royal Commission, Canada!

somecanuckchick dot com: There is a pattern here, Canada!

Deny, deny, deny, deny, deny!

Drag through the courts — on the Canadian taxpayers’ dime — for 5.5 years!

And then…

The Conservative Party of Canada admitted to illegal campaign advertising tactics.

The Conservative Party of Canada plead guilty to Elections Canada Act violations.

somecanuckchick dot com: The Robocon Scandal is more widespread than previously thought…

I maintain that if even one voter in these ridings was intimidated/misdirected/misinformed by these robocalls — that’s one too many!

These robocalls are grounds “for a f*cking huge investigation”!

The Robocon Scandal is more widespread than previously thought…

New phone records show that robocalls targeted voters in ridings all across Ontario — not . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Robocon Scandal is more widespread than previously thought…

somecanuckchick dot com: Is the gun smoking yet?

An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they had revealed they would not vote Conservative.

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand announced today that he now has over 700 Canadians from across the country who allege . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Is the gun smoking yet?

somecanuckchick dot com: The Robocon Scandal that was and wasn’t…

REPEAT AFTER ME: An issue-based call is not a voter suppression call.

An issue-based call, setting out where [Conservative candidate Marty Burke] stood on the issue — of Abortion — is not remotely the same as a voter suppression call where voters were targeted, with calls claiming to be from Elections Canada, stating specific . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Robocon Scandal that was and wasn’t…

somecanuckchick dot com: 5 Robocon Facts

FACT: The Conservative Party of Canada is the only party presently being investigated for robocalls made during the last election.

FACT: The Conservative Party of Canada was named in the search warrant which compelled RackNine to turn over documents pertaining to robocalls made in the riding of Guelph.

FACT: The Conservative Party of Canada reviewed . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: 5 Robocon Facts

somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal — UPDATE

An update to the continuing Robocon Scandal…

Former Conservative Party of Canada/Harper government staffer, Michael Sona, has broken his silence and is denying any involvement in the robocalls that misdirected/misinformed voters in the Ontario riding of Guelph during the 2011 Canadian federal election.

Michael Sona is also urging the guilty party to step forward and . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal — UPDATE

somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal continues…

It started off with just a few robocalls…

Now, it seems that there were thousands of robocalls and/or live calls designed to misinform/misdirect/insult/intimidate, etc. certain Canadian voters and these robocalls and/or live calls were made to specific ridings.

It started off with just a few ridings…

At last count, it seems that there . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal continues…

somecanuckchick dot com: Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s Off To Court We Go! Or do we?

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s Off To Court We Go! Or do we?

PART 20 of the Canada Elections Act discusses Contested Elections:

Means of contestation

522. (1) The validity of the election of a candidate may not be contested otherwise than in accordance with this Part.

No effect on rights and obligations

(2) The . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s Off To Court We Go! Or do we?

somecanuckchick dot com: Robocall Roundup

Robocalls

A pre-recorded message with a female voice, in both French and English, claimed to be calling on behalf of Elections Canada.

This message directed voters in ridings across the country to the wrong polling stations.

RackNine Inc. — used by many Conservative Party of Canada candidates — has confirmed its automated dialling service . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocall Roundup

The Case Of The Lazy Journos

It really seems like the message has been set: the new NDP MPs are young and inexperienced and as a result, we will have an official opposition full of fresh faced young punks who will be incapable of properly opposing anything. The MSM in Ottawa has d… . . . → Read More: The Case Of The Lazy Journos

The Case Of The Lazy Journos

It really seems like the message has been set: the new NDP MPs are young and inexperienced and as a result, we will have an official opposition full of fresh faced young punks who will be incapable of properly opposing anything. The MSM in Ottawa has d… . . . → Read More: The Case Of The Lazy Journos

Art Threat: A Conservative government: What now?

Last week I wrote an editorial exploring the role of the arts in creating healthy and prosperous countries. With the government of Canada making major shifts across the board last night, becoming a Conservative majority government (I refuse to call it the “Harper Government”) many artists and arts organizations are writhing at the thought of […] . . . → Read More: Art Threat: A Conservative government: What now?

Art Threat: Nope! The Harper Government’s failure to support the arts has got our goat

Victoria, BC, artist Bob Preston is taking this election seriously. Like many people, he sees this as an opportunity to get rid of Stephen Harper before he does “more damage to this country.” Inspired by iconic poster image of Obama created by street artist Shepard Fairey, Preston has made an image that is at once […] . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Nope! The Harper Government’s failure to support the arts has got our goat

Democratic Progress: Election Stuff

Since everyone’s bothering me about it, I thought I’d throw some thoughts up. Sorry I’ve been so busy; working hard on the campaign trail. In no particular order: 1) Two new ads today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwg9xQgqzy8 and http://www.youtube.c… . . . → Read More: Democratic Progress: Election Stuff