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

Cowichan Conversations: Green party’s Elizabeth May wants new investigation of 2011 election robocalls

Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor has filed this story that has Elizabeth May calling for new investigation of 2011 robocalls. |

Green Party leader Elizabeth May has asked the Commissioner of Canada Elections to reopen his investigation into 2011 election robocalls based on two related court decisions that found the Conservative Party’s voter-tracking database was . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Green party’s Elizabeth May wants new investigation of 2011 election robocalls

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 . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Evil twins: Alberta Progressive Conservatives assail Wildrosers, and vice versa

Alberta Diary: Wildrose deftly defuses robo-call crisis while federal Cons suffer Scotch verdict

Members of the Wildrose Party try out their new robo-calling technology, which should avoid future problems with the CRTC. Right-wing Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Wildrose Party Executive Committee President David Yager.

You don’t have to agree with Alberta’s right-wing Wildrose Party to admire the skill with which it . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Wildrose deftly defuses robo-call crisis while federal Cons suffer Scotch verdict

350 or bust: Canada’s Decline: Election Fraud & PetroState Politics

Wow. Where does a progressive Canadian climate blogger get started on this Monday morning? Political developments in this wonderful country have been snowballing into a bigger and bigger mess for the ruling Conservative party, which has been ruling by decree rather than consensus ever since it gained a slight majority in last spring’s election. It . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Canada’s Decline: Election Fraud & PetroState Politics

Excited Delirium: Understanding the Current Canadian Political Situation

So much is going on in the Canadian political landscape, I really didn’t know where to start. That said, this article tries to cover a lot of the problems that are emerging as a result of treating Canadian voters like commodities to be traded and bought (or suppressed) using modern direct marketing and database mining . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Understanding the Current Canadian Political Situation

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Ban Political “Robocalls” Outright!

As noted by several commenters here on this subject, the number of complaints received by Elections Canada about automated phone calls increased exponentially during the last election – from a few hundred in previous years to more than 31,000 in 2011. Whatever the cause involved, something awry must have precipitated that reaction…

I . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Ban Political “Robocalls” Outright!

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Conservative Robo-Fraud Update

With the latest meme from the PMO in hand, Conservatives under hostile fire in Question Period, uniformly downplay the “robocall scandal” as nothing but an “unsubstantiated smear campaign”…

Well, at this point in time, the Conservatives are right – at least, technically speaking. Opposition critics don’t presently have the necessary facts to back . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Conservative Robo-Fraud Update

Excited Delirium: Stephen Harper, Fascist?

Is Stephen Harper a Fascist? You take the survey and judge for yourself.

Excited Delirium: May 2011 Federal Election Cheaters? I Want A Re-Call.

I want a recall of the May 2011 Federal Election and I want the UN to supervise election activity when we finally get a chance to go to the polls again (assuming we do).