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somecanuckchick dot com: Behold the 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan!

Elections Canada cites 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan:

— Identify non-supporters;

— Gather information on them;

— Prevent them from going to the polls through scare tactics, misinformation or systematic challenging of registrations;

— If electors get to the polls, prevent them from voting by contesting eligibility or identification, and through intimidation.

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Behold the 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan!

somecanuckchick dot com: REPEAT AFTER ME!

REPEAT AFTER ME:

The composition of the Supreme Court of Canada is constitutionally protected, and the Harper government™ attempt to change the Supreme Court of Canada Act through an omnibus budget bill is unconstitutional.

The composition of the Supreme Court of Canada is constitutionally protected, and the Harper government™ attempt to change the Supreme . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: REPEAT AFTER ME!

somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust…

Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime Minister about Canada’s fixed election date (known as #elxn42 to the #cdnpoli Twitterati), the legislation that created it, whether or . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

somecanuckchick dot com: It’s the tar sands, stupid!

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;

Act II, Scene ii, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

The Athabasca tar sands have always been, are now, and will always be known as… the Athabasca tar sands.

Why? Because the tar sands’ consistency is actually similar . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: It’s the tar sands, stupid!

somecanuckchick dot com: Canadians are penniless!

Canadians are penniless.

Love the penny. Hate the penny.

Regardless of your feelings on the penny… sure, the penny’s days were numbered, but now that the penny is on its way out, I have a few questions and comments.

What of caSh only businesses? What of consumers? And, what of this rounding bullshit?

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Canadians are penniless!

somecanuckchick dot com: Vive la différence!

The Harper government says, “Thomas Mulcair is an opportunist whose tax agenda, blind ambition and divisive personality would put Canadian families and their jobs at risk.”

Really?

I say, “Stephen Harper is an opportunist whose tax agenda, blind ambition and divisive personality would put Canadian families and their jobs at risk.”

See what I did . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Vive la différence!

somecanuckchick dot com: Happy Contempt of Parliament Day!

On March 25, 2011, the House of Commons passed a motion of non-confidence by a vote of 156 to 145.

And with that, Stephen Harper and his Conservative Cabinet were found to be in contempt of parliament — an unprecedented finding in Canadian and Commonwealth parliamentary history.

How to celebrate:

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Happy Contempt of Parliament Day!

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

somecanuckchick dot com: Want to know how you can stop Bill C-10?

It’s not too late!

Canadians can stop Bill C-10.

Watch this:

Then, contact your Canadian Senator and/or tell the Canadian Senate: Do not to rubber stamp the Omnibus Crime legislation.

somecanuckchick dot com: Stop Bill C-30

Did you know that aside from its short title, the words «children» and «predators» do not appear anywhere in Bill C-30?

Once again, the Harper government’s PR machine is revving up to defend another idiotic piece of proposed legislation — and when I say idiotic, I mean pathologically idiotic!

There is absolutely nothing lawful . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Stop Bill C-30