The Federal Court found there was fraud in the 2011 federal election (duh), but decided the irregularities were not enough to justify calling byelections to let a fair election play out in each of the six challenged ridings.
Six contested election results stand but Federal Court finds evidence of robocalls fraud in 2011 election. Story soon.— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) May 23, 2013
UPDATE I: The court by ruling there was a “concerted campaign” to defraud voters, has decided the Members of Parliament for those cheated out of a fair election. Votes have been denied to (Read more…)
The problem with how Sweden, the UK, and the United States have been treating Julian Assange of Wikileaks, has dragged on for years. It’s left the foremost journalist in the world stuck in a London apartment building that houses the Ecuadorian Embassy where Assange is trapped as a political prisoner. He sought asylum from the Swedish extradition order, and Ecuador granted him that request. Assange’s home country of Australia has sided with the United States in wanting him imprisoned and taken offline, because they’ve failed to negotiate his safe return to Australia or Ecuador where he could be free.
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The Conservative government is out of control. The Guardian UK newspaper confirms what environmentalists have already suspected (since the Conservatives have openly accused them previously): This Conservative government regards environmentalists as a threat to national security. It’s offensive, absurd, and an extreme step into authoritarian police-state behaviour.
-(UofR image, to keep this blog post from appearing boring.)
“We’re aware of this” said Greenpeace Canada’s executive director Bruce Cox, who met the head of the RCMP last year. “We’re an outspoken voice for non-violence and this was made clear to the RCMP,” Cox said.
He said there was real anger
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The comments sections on some newspapers and online news sites can be infamously bad. The Calgary Herald’s commenters, many of them frequent enough to be “top commenters”, put on a despicable display today. Chief Spence ended her hunger strike, and was hospitalized as a precaution because she’s been without proper nutrition for six weeks. Obviously such a drastic diet, with the purpose of forcing an emotional outpouring of support for political ends, is not healthy.
Mike Neumeier · Top Commenter Look at her, there’s no way she was on a liquid-only diet – stop lying already. I’m pretty sure I
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I haven’t encountered a Kelly McParland article that I can say I agree with. His latest, about Elizabeth May’s attempt to subvert the stalemate in Parliament amongst the opposition parties, is missing the point. May isn’t just out to help the Green Party, which of course is a given, despite McParland’s ridiculous claim that he’s revealed a dastardly, secret trap that the NDP or Liberals could fall into. May’s insistence that she’s putting the country before partisanship isn’t hot air, she’s attempting to win the next election using co-operation. Co-operation was not tried on a grand enough scale the last
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Elections Canada may be allowing the Conservative Party to set the glacial pace of the criminal investigation across Canada into illegal election robocalls that misdirected and harassed electors. May be? Who are we kidding. It’s well past 600 days since the crime that calls into question the right of the Conservatives to represent our country, and Elections Canada investigators are moving so slowly that newspapers are announcing their next move before they bring suspects in for questioning.
The full audio of a clip previously available in a CBC story, is posted in the latest from the Citizen.
The message captured
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I missed this Rap News from last May. You won’t want to miss it. If it’s confusing though, you’ve got fifty minutes of documentary catch-up, plus some news footnotes to follow up on. Plus, it helps if you’ve seen Star Wars. If this is all greek/geek to you, it’s a good thing you’re reading my blog, you’ll be up to speed in ‘know time’.
I love that Hrafnsson’s daughter commented on the video. [Strange she missed an 's' in the name though ]
Wikileaks: “A little group of activists…” – Julian Assange
“The doctors haven’t actually examined Ms. Spence. They seem more like political cheerleaders with medical-school degrees.” (fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/01/04/barbara-kay-on-theresa-spence-you-call-that-a-hunger-strike)
But Barbara Kay has examined Chief Spence? She questions the seriousness of the Chief because her hunger strike includes no solid food for 25 days, but has some nutrients suspended in water? No, Kay has no medical degree, or first hand inspection of the Chief.
Then, it gets worse: “Meanwhile, she may actually end up doing her body a favour.”
This is the kind of shitty, racist, unhealthy, Government-defending editorial section we get when Conservatives own newspapers. I didn’t
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I can’t simply make a fun Star Trek related blog post, I have to tie it into the Canadian political discourse also. So, here we go.
Ottawa Citizen reporter, Glen McGregor came up with a manifesto to guide modern journalism. He’s seen journalism fall prey to some ridiculous habits, like commenting on the tweets of celebrities as if they are newsworthy. It’s hard to deny that celebrity tweets are amusing, but they are rarely “newsworthy”. Journalists, in newspapers, should stick to roughly the guidelines in Glen’s #cdnpoli Dogme95.
A few days ago I posted a video of the International Space
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The Conservatives have had a (deservedly) rough week, and it’s about to get more rough next week. The Council of Canadians’ court challenge is Monday. The Prime Minister closed out the final news cycle hour this week by actually taking questions from the press, (which has hardly ever happened before). The Conservatives procedural pushed a public petition calling for a Royal Commission inquiry into Robocalls, to next week. Will they prorogue first?
.@impolitical Yeah, this from a PM who had a convicted fraud, Bruce Carson, advising him on oil matters. @pmoharper #cdnpoli #nexen— Saskboy
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There’ve been several Canadian media organizations investigating the RoboCon election fraud scandal linked to the Conservative Party. In February, Postmedia broke the story by tying the many localized reports of misleading phonecalls together by unleashing details of the mysterious Pierre Poutine alias. At that time they also reported there were emails from Elections Canada staff [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: CBC vs. Postmedia vs. Elections Canada #RoboCon
The Financial Post is the stupid-wing of the National Post. The NatPo manages to publish some actual news, while the Financial Post publishes misinformation that is there simply to anger and confuse people. That’s why I’m angry about their latest hyping of a stunt by climate change deniers like Tim Ball. (http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/11/29/open-climate-letter-to-un-secretary-general-current-scientific-knowledge-does-not-substantiate-ban-ki-moon-assertions-on-weather-and-climate-say-125-scientists/) This came on [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Financial Post = Zombie Host
If politicians don’t start being a little more brutally honest about some well established facts, and how they endanger life, then expect them to support laws that endanger us all. For instance, if our POS Environment Minister Peter Kent hadn’t made a habit of lying about the danger of climate change, then I wouldn’t be [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Honesty In Politics: Punished, With Good Reason?
Today I’ve had a bit of a back and forth discussion with a National Post editor and columnist who figures it’s not strange to base a prediction on the Conservatives’ electoral chances in 2015 on an economic forecast given recently by Jim Flaherty. I indignantly pointed out that the Conservative Party of Canada should be [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Up In Smoke #RoboCon
Postmedia keeps churning out evidence that Elections Canada has gathered against the Conservative Party of Canada and their misdirection phonecalls made to voters during the last election. What the newspaper hasn’t been able to answer yet, is why Elections Canada has held off for at least 570 days since they got credible reports of the [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: More Smoking Guns
Check out my presentation here, or on Access 7 replay later on. CTV, Global, and LP mentioned me, but the CBC reporter they sent wasn’t interested in a quote even though she sought one from Conrad who is running against me in the upcoming election. She probably liked his cool glasses more than my naked face, even though my quote would have been blogtastic.
My thoughts are scrolling by on Twitter, so grab them while you can.
.@MetroCarrieMay let's ask Browne about laneway housing if there is "no land left to build" #ItsSaskEh #housingcrisis— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina)
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Somehow Stephen Maher has a job at PostMedia. It’s amazing, there is still some honest journalism going on at the husk of former Black-owned newspapers, in 2012 no less. Instead of enlightening people about the treasonous robocalls made in the last general election, this time he’s explaining that climate change really is taking place now all around us. The future is catching up, and we’re running out of time to make our lives more sustainably comfortable.
You should note the food prices and ratios to income mentioned. Then seek out the food to income ratio in Egypt in 2010 &
Medals for everyone! It’s good that she’s so proud of her public service that brought her the public recognition, as to be so shy as to decline to speak about it all.
Neither Byrne nor the Conservative party media office responded to requests for comment.
It is unclear what Byrne has done to earn her the medal, beyond steering the Conservatives to a majority government after two minority election wins.
To qualify, nominees must be Canadian citizens who “made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to
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The Canadian Press had a rather disappointing effort in presenting the true harm to the Red Deer area animal (and human) system. I know they’re short on time, so why not just publish the press releases from Midstream Oil Gusher Co. Ltd. instead of pretending like they’re journalists? After all, we know we can trust Midstream “officials” how?
Note the commenters like Ann Compton on CTV with paranoid delusions that the pipe was sabotaged underwater to coincide with an Alberta visit from the leader of the NDP. That’s about as insane as adding thousands (to hundreds of thousands by other
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There’ve been so many robocall stories in a wide range of newspapers, blogs, and online magazines. It’s really hard to keep track, and I’d not so humbly claim I’m in the top 1% of Canadians who understand what went down and the impact it had. There are dozens of tabs open in my Firefox window, waiting to be linked to from my blog for easier reference. Here are some related tabs I can now close, and you can refer to from the convenience of the WWW.
Democracy Watch points out that we don’t really know if Elections Canada has
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I’m kidding. RoboCon has been the biggest collective Canadian (Christian-) Conservative cock-up in the history of bonehead crooked cover-up conspiracy scandals. It’s always been interesting, we just didn’t collectively realize it on May 2nd, 2011. And its designers intended it that way, because as long as there is plenty of crap flying under the radar, the stuff that pops up and gets whack-a-moled can hide again when it’s back out of sight from the 24 hour news media. -Harper with Prescott
The trail hasn’t grown cold at a Conquest, Saskatchewan free proxy server (Conquest is south of Delisle, near
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It’s bothered me for quite some time how the “professional” media tends to cover campaign ads (particularly attack ads) as news, and thus goads the victim of the attack into responding in turn. It’s not a coincidence that the way to respond in turn happens to send money to the company funding the journalists failing to talk about a real issue that could matter in legislation. It’s a clear violation of ethics, I think. The Real News digs into this swindle that most media will obviously never explore.
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I enjoyed all three of the videos that play in succession on this CTV page. Kady live blogging in the background is amusing. I supposed most people get funny facial expressions while they are writing, I can only imagine mine while I’m blogging. Her crack up at the revelation of the VikiLeaks password (StrongStableConservativeMajorityGovernment) was funny. (It seems every major paper ends up being involved in a scandal where a ‘leaks password is revealed.)
YES I laughed at the #vikileaks30 password. I'm not made of stone, you people. Also, I'm not the only one by a long shot.—
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