TweetSpending a few days in another province can sometimes give you a different perspective on important national issues. Spending the last week in British Columbia served as a good reminder to this political watcher about how emotional the debate around pipelines and the Oilsands are in Alberta’s neighbouring province. While I am sure opinion is . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta Politics Catch Up: Pipelines, Planes, Cities and Rob Anders
These are the Canadian Progressive’s Canada and U.S. news headlines November 9, 2012. CANADA: The ugly truth about Stephen Harper’s foreign policy – Rabble.ca Disabled vets, ‘struggling’ widows line up to vent frustrations… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada and U.S. news headlines on November 9 2012
The Council of Canadians presented polling data to back up claims that misleading calls in seven ridings affected the outcome of the 2011 federal election. Conservatives recently released an affidavit challenging the validity of the Ekos survey that found the non-Conservative…
. . . → Read More: Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Tory Affidavit Attempts to Cast Doubt on Robocalls Survey
The Council of Canadians presented polling data to back up claims that misleading calls in seven ridings affected the outcome of the 2011 federal election. Conservatives recently released an affidavit challenging the validity of t… . . . → Read More: Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Tory Affidavit Attempts to Cast Doubt on Robocalls Survey
51st place isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. The 51st wealthiest person in the world, or the 51st smartest are blessed to be so lucky. It’s a placement they can be proud of.
When your country is ranked 51st on any list, it is unlikely to be a source of such national pride, especially when . . . → Read More: centerandleft: Conservative Transparancy Now Scientifically Proven to be a Joke
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 . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: Missing Conservative robocall records no surprise
The solution to robo-calling and the ‘fone fraud fiasco’ is simple: permission.
My Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with variants of this CBC story noting that the people robocalled on election day as part of the effort to misdirect voters to phony polling stations were people who had previously received calls from Conservati… . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Robocalls and Voter identification – Department of the Bleeding Obivous
My Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with variants of this CBC story noting that the people robocalled on election day as part of the effort to misdirect voters to phony polling stations were people who had previously received calls from Conservative campaigns in which they identified themselves as non-Conservative voters. Most of the people . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Robocalls and Voter identification – Department of the Bleeding Obivous
Conservatives should know better than anyone that it isn’t the number of people who protest that is important, what matters is why they’re doing it.
Many have attacked the turnout of protests against the government in recent years, from the anti-prorogation rallies to protests over the recent robocall scandal. Conservative critics cite poor showings . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservatives Know Protests Don’t Depend On Attendance
I’m with Rick on this one.
Voter turnout it at an all time low in Canada, let’s not increase that number anymore okay Steve?
Filed under: Canada, Humour, Politics Tagged: Canadian Politics, Conservative Tom-Foolery, Rick Mercer Rant, RoboCall
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Conservative RoboCalls – Set The Bar Any Lower, and We’ll Drown.
If a single standard is good, a double standard must be better.
On March 5 with his party embroiled in the Robocall scandal Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro stood up during Question Period and called for the Liberals to release their robocall records. When asked less than thirty minutes later if that meant . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservative Robocall Double Standard
We’re in the worst scandal in Canadian history.
Stephen Harper was first elected in 2006 because Canadians were outraged over the sponsorship scandal. The Conservatives were not chosen because they were the best, but because the Liberals were the worst.
Today opposition parties are focusing on the Robocall scandal, because they know what the . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Worst Scandal in Canadian History
Do you think the Conservative Party used Robocalls to commit election fraud? If Yes, Press 1. If No, we’re sorry to have called you again Mr.Mulroney.
Can election fraud be funny? Yes. Is making fun of election fraud in the house of commons by someone who is accused of election fraud funny? No.
. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Election Fraud Suspects Joke About Election Fraud
On a February 28th episode of CBC’s Power & Politics Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro announced his party was investigating the Robocall Scandal; on that same show he went on to say he was not only not aware of possible fraud in a certain riding, but that he was unaware of the riding itself.
. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Del Mastro: ‘Robocalls? Sure. Ridings exist? You’re crazy.’
You can find the Green party’s press release here.
Canada needs electoral reform – no doubt about it. No matter what happens with this robocall scam one thing is evidently very clear: our system can be easily manipulated, and we have little or none of the tools we need as citizens to investigate sources of . . . → Read More: Hellberta: An open response to "A False Majority by Fraudulent Means?"
If by-elections are to result from the recent reports of election fraud in a growing number of ridings then a 30 day time limit might already be ticking.
The Canada Elections Act (see below) clearly stipulates that any application for a by-election resulting from election fraud must be filed within 30 days of when . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: 30 Day Time Limit For Robocall By-Election Applications
Well, it’s not quite how and why I’d like to see my current hometown in the news, but if it helps expose corruption from the 2011 election, I won’t complain. It would appear that the automated phone calls here in Guelph on election day 2011 were what triggered the main Elections Canada investigation that has . . . → Read More: Pample the Moose: Robocalls – Guelph at the centre of the maelstrom