Alberta Politics: Robo-gaffe: What do you do when caller-ID says it’s a PC on the line and you get the NDP?

PHOTOS: The offending caller ID message (photo found on Twitter). Below: Edmonton-Castle Downs NDP MLA Nicole Goehring, former Edmonton-Castle Downs Progressive Conservative MLA Thomas Lukaszuk and NDP Caucus Outreach Director Garret Spelliscy. Memo to politicians: Make sure – really, really sure – that when you send out a robo-call alerting your constituents to something you’d ...

ParliamANT Hill: Feds robocall themselves in search for unused telephone lines

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/feds-robocall-themselves-in-search-for-unused-telephone-lines-1.2646727

ParliamANT Hill: Heartbleed SIN breach suspect ID’d by RCMP

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/heartbleed-sin-breach-suspect-id-d-by-rcmp-1.2610803

Alberta Diary: Evil twins: Alberta Progressive Conservatives assail Wildrosers, and vice versa

This is not a photograph of Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Alberta Opposition Leader Danielle Smith. For one thing, these two are far too friendly with one another. But you get the point I’m trying to make, I’m sure. Below: The real Ms. Redford and the real Ms. Smith. I’ll admit I laughed out loud ...

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 ...

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 […] The post Canadians Should ...

Alberta Diary: Wildrose leader to Albertans: You’re gullible and stupid!

Pastor Allan Hunsperger in exile, as seen by the Wildrose Party’s leadership. Below: Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith (mean photo by Dave Cournoyer); the real Allan Hunsperger; party strategist Tom Flanagan; Wildrose House Leader Rob Anderson. Despite an amusing Pierre Poutine moment before it started, the Wildrose Party’s one-day annual general meeting in Edmonton yesterday seems ...

The Sixth Estate: Investigation Into Robocall Scheme Must Be Reopened

The robocall scandal, which Sixth Estate helped document during the spring, resurfaced in several weird ways over the past week. Documents have been filed in the ongoing Council of Canadians litigation over alleged robocalls in several ridings. More interestingly, though, Guelph Conservative insider Michael Sona — once fingered as a possible culprit behind the “Pierre ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Michael Sona Vs. Brian Lilley: The Tale Of The Tape

According to Brian Lilley from Sun News, he is the guy who first broke the Mike Sona = Robocaller story back in February, 2012.  Mr. Sona has recently stated that Brian Lilley did not attempt to contact him before making the Sona = Robocaller accusation.  He has further suggested that Lilley admitted on air that he ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Shorter Kady O`Malley On Pierre Poutine And Andrew Prescott And The Tory Robocall Scandal

Pierre Poutine and Andrew Prescott both accessed Racknine from the same computer at Marty Burke`s campaign office within minutes of each other late late one night (late several nights, really)  back in 2011.  They either know one another or are the same person.

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poutine and the Heart of Darkness

He's still out there hiding in the shadows. His foul breath still hangs heavy in the air. But it seems the trail of the demon dialer Pierre Poutine has come to a dead end. Elections Canada investigators tracking “Pierre Poutine” hit a dead end when the Internet address behind misleading robocalls in the last election led ...

Politics Canada: Missing Conservative robocall records no surprise

We have another case of electoral fraud where the trail of evidence has led directly to the Conservative Party of Canada’s headquarters.  We now learn that Elections Canada has discovered that several key records are missing, records which would have helped them to identify “Pierre Poutine“. Does this come as a surprise to anyone?  When ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Pierre Poutine identified?

I see some places are re-broadcasting a site and the site researcher who claims he has been able to identify who Pierre Poutine is – the famous handle in the Robocon vote suppression scandal. All I’ll say at this point is, I know the site has published some reasoning as why they think he know ...

Montreal Simon: The RoboCon Scandal: Who is Rick McKnight ?

Golly Sherlock. This RoboCon story just keeps getting more and more mysterious. First it was who and where is Pierre Poutine? Then it was who gave him the password to the Con data bank, and who paid his bills? And now it’s who and where is Rick McKnight? RackNine, the Edmonton company that suspect “Pierre Poutine” ...

Word to Peggy Wente And Comic Relief: A Cheesy Cartoon And Latest From Montreal Icons, Bowser and Blue

Keep thinking you live in a democracy, dear. What’s happened to my country? I went away for a couple of weeks and all hell broke loose. I came back to find that someone named Poutine stole the last election. At first I thought this was a typo, that they meant Putin. Go . . . ...

Who is Pierre Poutine, Separatist Street, Joliette, Que?

If you want confirmation that this RoboCon scandal originated with the actions of a Conservative, look no further than this bit of news. Who else would use such a French derogatory name and address but a Con? The “Pierre Poutine” phone was activated April 30, two days before the election, and called only two numbers ...