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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canadians Should Reject Elections Canada Robocalls Report

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 […]

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The Canadian Progressive: Welcome to #Ottawapiskat, the “Settler Nations” reserve and Canada’s capital

You’ll get a kick out of this post. I guarantee it! Recently exposed: Gross mismanagement of funds and lewd sense of entitlement by #Ottawapiskat Chief Harper. #idlenomore twitter.com/shootsleft/sta… — Joanne DiNova (@shootsleft) January 14, 2013 Last week, right-wing character assassins in the corporate and social media universes mounted an unprecedented attack on hunger-striking Chief Theresa . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Welcome to #Ottawapiskat, the “Settler Nations” reserve and Canada’s capital

The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians celebrates first victories of the Robocalls case

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

The Canadian Progressive: May 2011 election fraud legal challenges at Federal Court on Monday

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

Canadian Progressive: Elections Canada evidence confirms widespread voter suppression campaign

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

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: What Etobicoke Politics Have in Common With Zimbabwe

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

Canadian Progressive: NDP MP Denise Savoie resigns House Commons seat

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.

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Robocalls Fraud Federal Court Challenge: Council of Canadians Needs Our Support

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

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Nuked: Robocalls Scandal Investigation And Elections Canada

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

Occupy Ottawa: #Robocall Movies: Canadian Political Humor Par Excellence

Canadian politics in the age of Stephen Harper and the Conservative majority government are depressing, to say the least. Luckily our political satire still kicks ass. Inspired by the unraveling Robo-calls scandal, a sample: [View …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: #Robocall Movies: Canadian Political Humor Par Excellence

Canadian politics in the age of Stephen Harper and the Conservative majority government are depressing, to say the least. Luckily our political satire still kicks ass. Inspired by the unraveling Robo-calls scandal, a sample: [View …Read More

Occupy Ottawa: Robo-calls Scandal: Council of Canadians Contemplating Legal Action

The Council of Canadians announced today that it is canvassing its members and other Canadians to determine the extent to which the “robo-calls” and other dirty tricks during the May 2011 federal election may have …Read More