MP Adams can pay for her own damn toothpaste, then drink $16 Oda Juice. ottawacitizen.com/life/Elections… #elxnfraud #CPC #cdnpoli— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) December 11, 2013
I think over $500 for personal care products and services is even worse than Bev Oda’s $16 orange juice expense scandal.
Andrew Prescott got instructions from Jenni Byrne to avoid Elections Canada until she could consult a lawyer. Prescott’s work on the Guelph Conservative campaign in 2011 earned him notoriety for having a computer used also by Pierre Poutine. Some would conclude he’s at the very least met Poutine, but has managed to dodge being compelled to testify in court as to that. Poutine at the very least managed to pick the same robocall company Prescott used to make legitimate robocalls for the Conservative CPC campaign.
A list of some of the witnesses, one or two proved liars by Sona’s travel (Read more…)
If some Conservatives were lying about when they supposedly spoke to Michael Sona about a robocall scheme, how dependable are similar stories from other Conservatives egged on by the party’s lawyer, Arthur Hamilton?
Some of the most damaging testimony, according to a sworn statement by Elections Canada investigator Allan Mathews, comes from Rebecca Dockstaeder, who worked for CPC MP Chris Warkentin.
According to the Mathews document, Sona allegedly came by her office and that of another Warkentin staffer, John Schudlo, and boasted of his robocalls work “a week to 10 days” after the May 2, 2011 election. That would mean (Read more…)
It’s super embarrassing to have these sorts of puppet, lying people in office, when it’s so critically important for Canada to be making REAL, FACTUAL efforts against climate change.
.@leonaaglukkaq You must seriously not understand the words coming out of your fingers. It's embarrassing. #coal #cdnpoli #FromTheFuture?— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) September 27, 2013
Yep, SaskPower’s coal plants are still there. Sorry Lying Leona, your “fact” is a lie. Are you from the future or something? If so, you should be more careful to make temporally accurate fact claims.
Her comment is really so stupid, there’s no way to (Read more…)
Dean Del Mastro charged nationalnewswatch.com/2013/09/26/new… #cdnpoli— Will (@natnewswatch) September 26, 2013
.@torontodan @stribe39 Leaving the question, when will #Penashue be charged for overspending and illegal contributions? #elxnfraud #cdnpoli— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September 26, 2013
The Prime Minister’s former point man for the Robocalls scandal (known as RoboCon around my blog and other fine reading establishments), has finally been charged for submitting false documents to Elections Canada along with his campaign buddy Richard McCarthy:
Commissioner of Canada Elections Announces the Laying of Canada Elections Act Charges Ottawa, September 26, 2013
Pursuant to a decision by the (Read more…)
With the Robocalls trial under way, some newer information is becoming public. That’s no thanks to the judge who has imposed a partial publication ban on investigative documents.
One person with a legitimate account to make robocalls at RackNine, was Andrew Prescott. On Thursday he wrote me to bring to my attention a new detail other than Rogers’ IP mistake brought up in court. Apparently Matt Meier of RackNine made an error initially in linking Prescott’s RackNine robocall account to a proxy server in Saskatchewan. The same proxy server was used by Pierre Poutine to order illegal robocalls for Guelph’s (Read more…)
The trial of maybe the only Conservative stooge to face a judge for illegal robocalls during the last federal election, is underway.
Sona is a stooge, and I think an election criminal. He was from the get-go when he burst onto the scene in 2011 as the thug who tried to snatch a ballot box in Guelph. Did he access thousands of phone numbers in CIMS for which he didn’t have authorization for from CPC HQ? Nope. He’s a player in a conspiracy that robocalled the Conservatives to victory last time. There’s a cover up in Ottawa which the RCMP (Read more…)
I’ve been cartoon-ified by Jim Sadlemyer! Larry and I unintentionally wrote a joke used in ParlimANT Hill.
Duffy’s PMO scandal with Nigel Wright just gets more filled in, and bigger as time goes by. Harper’s really wearing this crime heavily now, after skating away from Cadscam and Penashue’s campaign pay-off.
John Tory announced today that he is considering campaigning to be Mayor of Toronto in 2014. All I can say is, thank god.
“I’m being asked to think about [running for mayor] and I’m being honest enough to say I am,” Tory, told CP24.
I say thank god because Toronto’s municipal politics desperately needs credible candidates. Like most Torontonians, I’m sick of the three ring circus that Toronto’s politics has been for the last few years.
A vision of the future courtesy of the Toronto Sun?
If Tory decides to run for the mayoralty the “right” will have a candidate (Read more…)
It’s unfortunate that it’s taken over 2 years for the RCMP to dig into Conservative election records. We desperately need some authority to enforce election laws, because not paying a bill to make it seem as if a spending limit isn’t exceeded, is two kinds of crime.
CPC MP's defence for why campaign did not actually overspend: "We never paid the bill". Cripes. cbc.ca/news/politics/… #cdnpoli— Kevin O'Donnell (@ODonnell_K) June 18, 2013
Harper’s corrupted the PMO past the point even Chretien did, and it’s only a partisan, censoring, Conservative relations machine.
When the PMO wasn’t busy cutting a (Read more…)
I’ve felt badly for a while now that conservative voters have no ethical right wing party to vote for in Canada (or the USA, for that matter). The Conservative Party of Canada is the only Canadian political party with the word “coalition” in its Constitution. The CPC coalition of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives, removed right wing voters’ choice, so Harper’s new CPC could more easily cheat their way to victory.
Rathgeber: "There is speculative talk about starting a new political party and even reviving old ones." brentrathgeber.ca/brents-blog/— Paul Wells (@InklessPW) June 17, 2013
With the (Read more…)
Two more Conservative MPs need to be removed from the House for election overspending. That’s what Elections Canada has said, but the Speaker of the House disagrees.
In an application filed May 24, Glover seeks an order forcing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand to accept a revised campaign financial return she filed and declaring her compliant with the elections law – an order that would keep her in the House of Commons.
She says Mayrand has misinterpreted how payments for salaries to campaign workers were apportioned and how the costs of campaign signs “inherited” from a previous election should be (Read more…)
*Canada: 0 Days Without Election Fraud*
You can start at the beginning in great detail… Or you can jump to the end of the beginning.
You can draw conclusions so simple a child, or a computer scientist could make them.
I’m sure the corporate media will tell us if there’s a problem. Or maybe not.
Some of them seem a little concerned at least.
[We learned,] thanks to confirmations by chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand, that Conservatives have been slowing down the criminal probe into robocalls — keeping investigators cooling their heels for months, scheduling interview (Read more…)
Mayrand has come out to say finally that the Conservatives are not cooperating with the investigation into the robocall election fraud of 2011. I do not find this surprising, and if you’ve been reading my blog the past year, you’d know that’s because the evidence points to the Conservative Party as being involved in the election fraud, as Elections Canada suspected even prior to the May 2, 2011 vote.
The most damning evidence implicating the Conservatives, is that their secure, access controlled, database CIMS was most likely the system used to create the illegal robocall phone lists.
Some (Read more…)
With the Federal Court recently confirming in law that the Conservatives’ access controlled CIMS database was utilized by conspirators to commit election fraud, there are still some Conservative bloggers willing to put their reputations on the line in defense of not only the Conservative Party of Canada, but of the election fraudsters the CPC’s database supported. (smalldeadanimals.com/archives/robocalls-anato.html)
The judge in Federal Court had limited evidence on hand to gauge the sheer volume of fake calls made to Canadians in most of the country. Had all phone records been obtained from the phone companies utilized by robocall companies to (Read more…)
Stephen Taylor was confused this morning. If he read my blog instead of dismissing me as a bother, he wouldn’t be so confused. He thought the Federal Court Robocalls judgement was saying that no Conservative could have been involved, because the judge had said he’d seen no evidence suggesting that. I can’t factually explain why the judge couldn’t make the logical inference that a secure database controlled tightly by the CPC, could only be used by authorized and known individuals. The judge ruled CIMS was the database used for election fraud in 2011. It is not a leap to conclude (Read more…)
Justin Trudeau is popular? It doesn’t matter.
The federal Liberals are still extremely behind in the polls. The last three major polls conducted, with 100% accuracy, show the Liberal Party is far behind the Conservatives and in fact the Grits are at their lowest level of support in Canadian history. Those polls were of course conducted in the last three general elections and they are the only ones that matter.
A lot of Liberals will take refuge in a new opinion poll out that shows their party with an incredible lead, 44% to the Conservatives’ 27%, with the NDP even (Read more…)
The Federal Court found there was fraud in the 2011 federal election (duh), but decided the irregularities were not enough to justify calling byelections to let a fair election play out in each of the six challenged ridings.
Six contested election results stand but Federal Court finds evidence of robocalls fraud in 2011 election. Story soon.— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) May 23, 2013
UPDATE I: The court by ruling there was a “concerted campaign” to defraud voters, has decided the Members of Parliament for those cheated out of a fair election. Votes have been denied to (Read more…)
There are still a few more shoes to drop in the cracking Conservative caucus, of that we can be sure.
Was the rapid change in the media’s (and public’s) perception of the Duffy residency scam suddenly stoked by the demise of Doug Finley in mid May? It seems like a remarkable coincidence that a central conspirator in the Conservative rise to power with the In & Out election fraud dies, then Nigel Wright who the DPP didn’t implicate in the scandal, even though the media did loosely, falls from apparent power in the PMO.
He’s yet to be accused (Read more…)
Nobody really thinks Senator Mike Duffy received $90,000 in return for some political favour, but that public perception would most certainly change if he and every other Senator faced regular expensive election campaigns that depended on large contributions and even larger political favours.
An elected Senate requiring hundreds of thousands of dollars every four years for its members to run for office in much larger ridings would without a doubt only increase the likelihood of Senators exchanging votes for large financial contributions, both over and under the table.
In contrast, appointed Senators aren’t as vulnerable to bribes or shady deals.
What dirt does Duffy have on the Prime Minister, that would have had him order his Chief of Staff to cut Mike Duffy a cheque for more than $90,000?
Mike #Duffy and Nancy Greene, #senators raising money for CPC. Corruption and sponsorship #cdnpoli #revolting. en: youtu.be/FJUCugE8ZZQ— Susan (@SusanFelicity) May 19, 2013
It’s not this video with Duffy and climate change denier Greene-Raine fluffing the Olympics for partisan gain.
Is it this one that has a clue in it? Did the Prime Minister promise a journalist (Duffy) a Senate seat if he helped throw the election? Remember the unconventional (Read more…)
In a stunning upset of “Dewey Defeats Truman” proportions, the BC Liberals have defied all the polls save one and returned to power with a fourth straight majority government. No doubt, there will be much soul searching and wound licking over the coming weeks. I believe that five lessons — real, imagined, and not-quite-clear — will be gleaned from the experience.
1. Proceed with caution when predicting the future.
In last year’s US Presidential election, statistician Nate Silver made fools out of all those television pundits who privileged “gut feeling” over quantitative analysis. But sometimes even the data geeks get (Read more…)
By now the entire country knows what happened here in BC…the re-election of the Provincial Liberals (or Con-Lites) …to say that I am depressed is to state the case in an all-too delicate way.
If I can derive any tiny bit of satisfaction from the election, it is that… a) my old home riding, Kitsilano in Vancouver, did not elect Christy Clark as their MLA – and this is Gordon Campbell’s old riding, where we fought long and hard to unseat him (unsuccessfully, I should add)… and b) Vancouver Island, my current home base, stubbornly true to form, went (Read more…)
Christy Clark is unstoppable.
She became Liberal Leader with only the support of one MLA. Members of her caucus criticized her. 17 of them fearing defeat didn’t run for re-election. Practically every pundit and journalist thought Clark was going to lose and so did every single polling firm. But last night she won.
Not only did she turn around a failing election campaign, Clark turned around a failing party.
Her predecessor with an approval rating of only 9% was the least popular Canadian politician in the last 40 years. The poorly implemented Harmonized Sales Tax had mobilized over 700,000 British (Read more…)