By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Stiffer penalties for election fraud, more voter privacy and robust investigative powers are some of the recommendations Elections Canada made in its long-awaited report on the robocalls scandal, which rocked the May 2011 federal election. Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, presented the report to Parliament […]
The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canadians Should Reject Elections Canada Robocalls Report
by Council of Canadians: After a six-day federal court hearing, eight electors in six ridings have made a strong case that there was widespread voter suppression in the 2011 federal election that benefited Conservative Party candidates. They have asked the federal court judge to annul the results in the six ridings. “The fact that the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians celebrates first victories of the Robocalls case
by Council of Canadians WHAT: Beginning Monday, the most important legal cases in the history of Canadian elections will be argued before the Federal Court: the applications to contest the outcome of 2011 federal election in six ridings. WHEN: 9:30am, Monday, December 10 (International Human Rights Day). The full federal court hearing of the election . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: May 2011 election fraud legal challenges at Federal Court on Monday
by Council of Canadians | November 29, 2012: Evidence filed in the Federal Court today includes detailed accounts from voters targeted by fraudulent or harassing calls intended to discourage them from voting in 56 ridings across Ontario, BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec (the ridings are listed below), likely in violation of the Canada Elections Act. The […] . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Elections Canada evidence confirms widespread voter suppression campaign
by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/etobicoke-vote_b_2008161.html On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on the Etobicoke Centre vote dispute. A landmark 1995 by-election in Harare South, Zimbabwe, suggests that, in the interests of true democracy, Canada’s highest court should uphold the decision by Justice Thomas Lederer of the Ontario Superior Court, who . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: What Etobicoke Politics Have in Common With Zimbabwe
The Victoria, B.C. MP says her doctor gave her a “health warning” this spring. She plans to leave politics and devote herself full-time to her family.
Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to publish and share with you the letter below, from Maude Barlow (pictured), the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, regarding the ongoing robocalls election fraud case currently before the Federal Court. During the May 2011 federal election, thousands of Canadians were robbed of their voter rights through robocalls and . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Robocalls Fraud Federal Court Challenge: Council of Canadians Needs Our Support
Make it two surprises in one. William Corbett, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, the man who has thus handled the ongoing investigation into the robocalls scandal, resigned today. He’s been replaced by Yves Côté, a “low-key” bureaucrat.
But that’s only a partial description of the individual now assuming the behemoth responsibility of investigating a . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Nuked: Robocalls Scandal Investigation And Elections Canada