OTTAWA – The CRTC will soon announce it is fining both Alberta’s Wildrose Party and the Ontario Progressive Conservatives for automated polling calls that failed to identify the pollster.
The hapless PCPO leader has some explaining to do—$85,000s worth. And, perhaps not surprisingly, RackNine is involved again. They are these guys.
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Fred Wilson weighs in on Thomas Mulcair’s mandate as the NDP’s new leader: (M)any progressives with no interest whatsoever in a “Blairist” agenda had found their way to the Mulcair camp. They supported Mulcair for two reasons — to maintain the party’s base in Quebec, and to immediately . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Assorted content to start your week…
– Remember the Cons’ talking point that we should assume all of the Robocon calls which purported to come from Lib candidates could safely be said to have come from that source? Because Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher just shot a massive hole in the claim, finding that the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Afternoon Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher uncover an apparently-fictitious employee listed as one of Con contractor RackNine’s key contacts – nicely paralleling the obvious coverup behind “Pierre Poutine”. And Dr. Dawg places the latest revelations in context with the rest of the Cons’ misdirections and coverups.
– Meanwhile, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links
…the whole Robocon scandal is to sue the loudest MP in the HOC AND flip Stephen Taylor the legal docs on the down-low so as to blow your whole case out of the water if it ever DOES go to court. I mean, most judges really hate it when your real intent is to fight out your suit . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Clearly The Best Way To Squelch
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 . . . → Read More: Who is Pierre Poutine, Separatist Street, Joliette, Que?
Matt thinks the NDP has defamed him, and has fired off some legal paper-work. Given Matt’s links to the Harper Gov., it isn’t surprising that these documents have wound up in the hands of Stephen Taylor. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Meet Matt Meier (Of RackNine)
The NDP research staff finds that the connections run deep.
Miscellaneous material to end your week.
– Sure, it’s a plus to know that Canada’s military is ready and willing to leap into action to protect what matters most to the government of the day. Now if only that meant something other than serving as political operatives to protect the Harper Cons’ interests.
– Which . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– pogge points out that the Cons’ response to the perception that judges aren’t fully onside with their efforts to impose top-down control has been to eliminate the judiciary’s ability to ensure fair results: Where the institutions of government have put constraints on Conservative ambitions, this government has . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links