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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: “Clean and Ethical Campaign” #RoboCon #elxnfraud

Because the Guelph Liberal campaign was fined for not self-identifying in a robocall about their opponent’s position on abortion, the Conservatives ran a “clean and ethical campaign”. The crime of another party washes them clean. It’s very Jesus-like, somehow. Have them explain it to you, it’s beyond me.

“The Conservative Party ran a clean and . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: “Clean and Ethical Campaign” #RoboCon #elxnfraud

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Michael Sona Found Guilty of Being Pierre Poutine in #RoboCon

While Sona’s been found guilty of one charge, questions remain about how he would have managed to have log files removed from CPC Headquarter’s computer database known as CIMS.

"There is no record of the accused accessing that database at anytime" Hearn says, but notes others did, incl. Ken Morgan.— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) August 14, . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Michael Sona Found Guilty of Being Pierre Poutine in #RoboCon

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Trial Begins for Sona in #RoboCon #elxnfraud

An important trial in Canadian history is underway in Guelph, Ontario. Michael Sona, the only person accused by prosecutors of carrying out the illegall robocalls in Guelph to redirect people to the “Old Quebec St. Mall”, faces jail and fines. However, he could not have carried out this crime by himself, calling into question the . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Trial Begins for Sona in #RoboCon #elxnfraud

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: No Charges Despite New Prescott #RoboCon Information

After giving some immunity to a man who either lied to me, or to Elections Canada’s investigators, Canada’s election agency has no new charges to announce against the perpetrators of 2011′s Guelph or national election fraud robocalls.

Andrew Prescott’s information fingers the already charged Michael Sona, and the exiled Ken Morgan who is living in . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: No Charges Despite New Prescott #RoboCon Information

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Conservatives Caught in Contradiction #RoboCon #cdnpoli

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 . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Conservatives Caught in Contradiction #RoboCon #cdnpoli

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Andrew Prescott Responds to Meier’s Proxy Finding #RoboCon #cdnpoli

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 . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Andrew Prescott Responds to Meier’s Proxy Finding #RoboCon #cdnpoli

Valerie Burns: On Michael Sona

Officials from Elections Canada have laid an information in a Guelph court alleging one charge against Michael Sona, a former Conservative Party of Canada staffer and campaign executive.

You guys know I don’t blog often. I greet most political issues with a sens of ennui, and most ‘debates’ frustrate me as tired screaming matches . . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: On Michael Sona

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading.

– Gerald Caplan weighs in on Jack Layton’s legacy: It seems to me that Jack Layton’s enduring legacy is twofold. First, he set a standard of doing politics that, if followed by others, would change the entire tone of public life for the country. You could see his influence . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Pample the Moose: Robocalls – Guelph at the centre of the maelstrom

Well, it’s not quite how and why I’d like to see my current hometown in the news, but if it helps expose corruption from the 2011 election, I won’t complain. It would appear that the automated phone calls here in Guelph on election day 2011 were what triggered the main Elections Canada investigation that has . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Robocalls – Guelph at the centre of the maelstrom

Laugh-out-loud line of the day: "The Conservative Party of Canada ran a clean and ethical campaign and would never tolerate such activity."

The face of clean and ethical politics. Kind of like their ‘oil’.

Jenni Byrne, you’ve just entered the Conservative Idiot Hall of Fame. Thanks, I needed a laugh.

Pample the Moose: Ontario Election 2011 – Tight Races, Bedtime for Me

As I head to bed at 11 PM, the Liberals are one seat shy of a majority government in Ontario, with a handful of seats still teetering in the balance. I’m extremely pleased that the Conservatives failed to capture the government. As I see it, one way … . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Ontario Election 2011 – Tight Races, Bedtime for Me

Pample the Moose: Ontario Election: Guelph Update

I unfortunately missed the all-candidates debate on social policy last week in Guelph, as a nasty cold took hold of me. I had been looking forward to checking out the candidates in person. From what a good friend and colleague told me though, the NDP… . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Ontario Election: Guelph Update

Pample the Moose: Ontario Election: NDP gives up on Guelph, saves me a decision

I try so darned hard to support the NDP. I am sympathetic to their message of social justice, of social welfare programs, of equitable treatment for Canadians. I have had great respect for many of the party’s leaders past and present. If only I coul… . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Ontario Election: NDP gives up on Guelph, saves me a decision

Pample the Moose: Election-day shenanigans in Guelph

Like a good citizen, I headed out bright and early this morning to my local polling station to vote this morning. There was no line-up, but a steady flow of people in and out to the various booths. My partner reported the array of Conservative signs … . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Election-day shenanigans in Guelph

Conservative’s Making Sure the Youth DON’T Vote

This is an atrocious story out of Guelph:No votes cast Wednesday in a special ballot at the University of Guelph should stand, according to the Conservative Party of Canada. The party wrote … . . . → Read More: Conservative’s Making Sure the Youth DON’T Vote