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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Stealing Democracy Part X: How Far Does The Rot Go?

There is no doubt any more that Bill C-23 is deliberately designed to enable the CPC (or other political parties) to engage in the kind of electoral fraud that the CPC has attempted, and been caught out at repeatedly in the past.  Worse, it goes so far as to politicize the staffing of voting stations.  None of this can end well. Consider the following list of malfeasance on the part of the CPC since 2006: The “In and Out” Fundraising Scheme (Money Laundering Fraud) 2006 Dean del Mastro is facing charges relating to campaign spending in 2008 Peter Penashue forced (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Jimbo Flaherty and the Make Believe Families Scam

As we know too well, just about everything the Con regime would sell us is more propaganda than reality.The Porky Economic Action ads that boast about a job grant that doesn't exist.The Great War on Crime in a country where the crime rate has been falling for years,But who knew Jimbo Flaherty and his Con artists would go so far as to create make believe families. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Economist Leader Myth

It's one of the most depressing things about living in Harperland eh? The way Great Monstrous Leader commits one democratic atrocity after the other, but gets away with it by claiming he's the best leader to manage the economy.And so many Canadians still swallow that fraudulent myth, hook, line, and SINKER.

When in fact Stephen Harper has the poorest economic growth record of any Prime Minister since R.B. Bennett, back in the dark days of the Great Depression. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Con Porky Action Plan Ads Pulled for Fraud !!!!!

As if Stephen Harper's foul Porky Action Plan ads weren't annoying enough. Especially since we're paying for them. Now it turns out his newest ones are being pulled because they are FRAUDULENT !!! A Harper government advertisement touting a jobs program that does not yet exist has been pulled from the airwaves and won’t be seen again, Global News has learned.Read more »

The Canadian Progressive: Sen. Brazeau’s fraudulent expense claims a breach of trust: RCMP

Senator Patrick Brazeau fraudulent Senate living and travel and expense claims are a breach of trust, according to a sworn RCMP affidavit filed in an Ottawa court on Thursday.

The post Sen. Brazeau’s fraudulent expense claims a breach of trust: RCMP appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

ParliamANT Hill: SenANTor given $90,000 after party balks

Heavily inspired by Larry H. and Saskboy!  and this story.

Politics and its Discontents: Integrity And Dishonour On Display

It there were two people in a room, a politician and a private citizen, and you were told that one was deeply dishonourable and one very principled, you would naturally assume that the mantle of dishonour would be worn by the politician. In the following case, you would be completely wrong, as the video and the accompanying story, which you might want to read first, make abundantly clear:

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Politics and its Discontents: Delusional Or Just Cynical About The People He ‘Represents’? Updated

Take a look at this and decide what is going on in the mind of Trevor Zinck, the disgraced MLA from Nova Scotia who pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the public purse through fraudulent claims but somehow thinks he should retain his seat.

Perhaps he has been looking to the Senate for his inspiration?

UPDATE: Seems like the lad just came to his senses. Recommend this Post

The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Federal Court finds fraud, Supreme Court appeal considered

By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: The Federal Court has released its decision in the robocalls case. The decision vindicates the applicants’ concerns, as the judge concludes that “fraud occurred in the 2011 Federal Election” though he did not annul the results. This finding about fraud being widespread raises the gravest concerns about the 2011 [...]

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The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Federation of Labour Demands Inquiry Into Temporary Foreign Worker Program

List of ‘accelerated’ TFW approvals reveals widespread abuse of program By: Alberta Federation of Labour | Press Release: EDMONTON, April 9, 2013 – A list of fast-tracked temporary foreign worker applications shows that scandals at Royal Bank and HD Mining are just the tip of the iceberg. The document, obtained by the Alberta [...]

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bastard.logic: The War Comes Home

900ftJesus has some important questions for the Privacy Commissioner re: the new Harpercon plan to randomly audit EI clients for *gasp* fraud, via taxpayer-subsidized bureaucratic fishing expeditions (House calls? REALLY?):

What information are federal employees told to gather through house visits?

How is this information gathered? (silent observation, questions, questioning and/or observing people other than the client at the home?

What information is included on any reports given to HRDC?

What is the format of this information?

To what use is this information put? How is the information applied?

What privacy rating is assigned to this information?

Who has

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Politics and its Discontents: On Porcine Behaviour, A.K.A. Mike Duffy

You can run, Mike, but given your now well-known behaviour at the trough, I doubt that you can hide. Recommend this Post

The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud

The worst voter fraud is being committed by 43% of Americans.

With a likely close Presidential election, attention is being drawn to efforts to reduce voter fraud in many states across America. Most states have introduced requirements that voters must present driver licenses or similar government issued identification to vote.

Critics of the Republican drafted Voter ID legislation rightly point out that the real purpose of these laws is to disenfranchise blacks, low income earners, and students; in essence those most likely to vote Democrat. Comedian Sarah Silverman in a recent video (see below) commented, “This attempt to prevent voter

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False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: GlaxoSmithKline Sets Record with 3 Billion Dollar Fine

And the list goes on. It is no secret that many for-profit health companies in the United States are regularly fined for various forms of fraud, usually cheating Medicare or Medicaid, or jeopardizing patients’ health, or both. This is the second big one I have read about this week, the other being cardiac surgeons working for the hospital chain HCA performing unnecessary procedures on up 50% of patients.

The lower level of for-profit involvement in Canada’s health care system has meant less blatant fraud, though there have been prosecutions and legions of questionable practices involving private companies ‘bonusing’ doctors

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Canadian Progressive World: Mexicans Protest Enrique Pena Nieto’s Stolen Presidency

An estimated 30 000 demonstrators marched through Mexico City on Sunday accusing President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto and his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), of massive electoral fraud. The protesters carried placards with messages such as: “Fraud, Fraud”, “Winning by cheating is not winning at all and is illegal”, “You launder money, we are cleaning our consciences”, and “Pena Out.” The #YoSoy132 student movement organized the protest.

Pena Nieto beat leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez with 38.2 per cent of the vote against 31.6 per cent. Lopez Obrador accuses Pena Nieto of winning through “paid favourable media coverage and

Northern Insight: Evidence of corruption mounts

Economist Erik Andersen, writing at The Common Sense Canadian, contemplates why BC Hydro

“indulged in its aggressive contracting with Independent Power Producers in BC when domestic demand increases are non-existant.”

I suggest you read through Andersen’s material, then consider whether or not a small number of corporations, enabled by Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals, scored what might be the largest fraud in Canadian history, malefaction that will amount to billions of dollars over time.

Ruination of BC Hydro could only have occurred by thoroughly planned subterfuge or mismanagement of epic scale. I believe the experience of David

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Politics Canada: Missing Conservative robocall records no surprise

We have another case of electoral fraud where the trail of evidence has led directly to the Conservative Party of Canada’s headquarters. We now learn that Elections Canada has discovered that several key records are missing, records which would have helped them to identify “Pierre Poutine“.

Does this come as a surprise to anyone? When the Conservative Party of Canada has several weeks notice of a coming investigation, why would they not destroy the evidence?

The Conservatives say it’s impossible to delete logs that keep track of access to CIMS. This claim assumes that all Canadians are (Read more…)

Northern Insight: Fraud is a lie writ large

Finance expert says speculators are behind high oil and gasoline prices, David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Financial speculators are gambling on oil the same way they gambled on the housing market a few years ago — a frightening prospect for the fragile economy, a Democratic congressional committee was told Wednesday.

“It is similar to the gambling Wall Street did on whether or not people would pay their subprime (below-market rate) mortgages in the mortgage meltdown,” said Michael Greenberger, a law professor at the University of Maryland and a former federal regulator of financial markets. “Now they are

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Northern Insight: One publication raising the bar

I am a frequent critic of corporate media but wish I could be an enthusiast rather than a detractor. When ink stained wretches — perhaps today that should be digital savvy geeks — provide incisive commentary valuing common citizens ahead of magnates and moguls, I’m keen to applaud.

Good people at the Globe and Mail BC Bureau have deserved plaudits recently. We’ve seen fine work from Rod Mickleburgh, Justine Hunter and Mark Hume. A few days ago, Gary Mason wrote B.C., Alberta in need of a cure for political heartburn. This is a piece that, without rhetoric, invites

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Excited Delirium: Canada: Wake Up to Rampant Conservative Election Fraud

Elizabeth May elaborates on the many accounts of fraud committed by the Conservatives. We need to demand action now.

Trashy's World: Jason Kenney rises in the House…

… to screech that fraudulent calls were the result of a massive solar storm. Possibly caused by Stephen Dion. Or Taliban Bob. Solar system frauds. A proud legacy of the Conservative Party of Canada. Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

JimBobby Sez: The Cremation of Canadian Democracy – With apologies to Robert Service

There are strange things done ‘neath the Canadian sunBy politicians lusting for power;The backroom boys have their techno-toysThat would make your blood go sour;The ballot boxes have seen sly foxes,But the slyest they ever did seeWas on election day, the second of MayWhen they butchered democracy.

In two thousand eleven, for the forty-first time, Canadians lined up to vote,But some dirty tricks from some rotten pricks delivered a hell of a note,Nefarious brains launched their robo-campaigns designed to perplex and confuse,And keep opponents away on election day by a scurrilous, (Read more…)

Trashy's World: A course on…

… how to commit fraud? Interesting piece in the Vancouver Observer that is making the rounds on Facebook describing a course given through the conservative think-tank Manning Institute. Again, no smoking gun and I’m not drawing any conclusions about the CPC involvement, but give it a read and come to your own conclusions. Trashy, Ottawa, [...]

gay persons of character: Video: Ruling Canadian Conservatives must take responsibility

Jamie Biggar, from, said it all on March 3, 2012, explaining how Canada’s ruling Conservatives since 2008 have continued to “downplay, distract, and delay” on key issues and have created serious breaches in the Canadian democratic process. Canadians are getting mad, finally.

The Scott Ross: The Worst Scandal in Canadian History

We’re in the worst scandal in Canadian history.

Stephen Harper was first elected in 2006 because Canadians were outraged over the sponsorship scandal. The Conservatives were not chosen because they were the best, but because the Liberals were the worst.

Today opposition parties are focusing on the Robocall scandal, because they know what the Conservatives knew years ago, and current press coverage attests to; scandals galvanize voters like policies and platforms never could.

No new ideas are needed now, they no longer overturn governments. Parties cannot be faulted for pursuing scandals with a monomaniac drive, for they have been so

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