by: Obert Madondo
Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Photo by Remy Steinegger
The Harper Conservatives’ Bill C-23, the so-called “Fair Elections” Act, violates Section 3 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
It’s clear the Conservatives are preparing to steal the 2015 federal election. Bill C-23 is part of their ongoing war on the politically-marginalized. It unequivocally proposes to disenfranchise non-Conservative voters and marginalized groups.
The Charter’s Section 3 clearly states that “Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of the members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for (Read more…)
All the scandals: Senate, robocalls, secretive government, all that pro-roguing…. Has his time come and come 2015 he will lose elections and Cons will choose a new leader? Or he may resign before that.
Eventually, the Teflon® wears off…
Scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal…
It’s only taken 7+ years!
If my password-protected database was used in the commission of a crime… I would call the police immediately.
Also, I would expect same database to be seized by the police during the investigation.
But that’s just me, I guess.
Elections Canada’s “Preventing Deceptive Communications with Electors” report, a response to the robocalls election fraud of 2011, recommends legislation that provides basic privacy protections to voters while stopping political parties from engaging in deceptive communications.
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I hear he knows a guy who knows a guy though
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.
The Federal Court ruling states that “there was an orchestrated effort to suppress votes during the 2011 election campaign by a person with access to the [Conservative Party’s] CIMS database.” An attack on Canadian democracy.
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Last Thursday’s Federal Court ruling on the robocalls and other U.S. Republican-style voter suppression tactics during Canada’s 2011 Federal election is “a powerful victory”, says Maude Barlow, the chairperson of the Council of Canadians.
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Oh, this idea I like very much. And the tactic is easily adaptable in situations that could best be described as ‘fluid’:
H/t Sylvia Wilson Canadians Rallying To Unseat Stephen Harper Recommend this Post
The court yesterday found that fraud had been used in the May 2011 election in 6 ridings in an attempt to suppress the vote, as this article from the Globe & Mail sets out:
However, “fraud” did occur – particularly in Guelph, Ont. – and targeted people who had previously expressed an interest in voting for anyone but the Conservatives, Justice Richard G. Mosley wrote in his ruling. But there was little evidence the robo-call efforts actually kept anyone away from the polls or that the robo-calls had any “major impact on the credibility of the vote,” he ruled. The (Read more…)
By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: The Federal Court has released its decision in the robocalls case. The decision vindicates the applicants’ concerns, as the judge concludes that “fraud occurred in the 2011 Federal Election” though he did not annul the results. This finding about fraud being widespread raises the gravest concerns about the 2011 [...]
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It turns out Canada’s reputation is getting as toxic as the Alberta tar sands tailings ponds: * Some more facts: Canadian federal taxpayers subsidize the oil industry $1.38 billion a year. And that’s not counting your Province’s subsidies to the oil industry. The International Energy Agency says up to two thirds of known fossil reserves […]
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 between partisans. This dispute, however, has much, much more to it.
I communicated with Sona and someone who was helping him to manage issues related to his dismissal from his Parliament Hill job. They were concerned about his entitlements, and they were concerned about
. . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: On Michael Sona
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: This week six courageous “Journey of Nishiyuu” Aboriginal youth arrived in Ottawa after walking 1 600 kilometres from Whapmagoostui on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. They’d hoped to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a gesture like to further galvanize the popular view that Harper [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: New Democrat Pat Martin once called the Conservatives “rat faced whores“. In later 2011, he dropped a raw f-word-laden bomb on Twitter after the Harper government voted to nuked the debate on a budget-related bill. Now the Winnipeg Centre NDP MP is calling the Harper Conservatives “dirty, rotten bastards”. Martin accuses [...]
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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 [...]
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By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013: Senator Patrick Brazeau: Brazeau symbolic of Harper’s indifference to First Nations – Winnipeg Free Press Brazeau, Harper and Idle No More – The Tyee Let’s talk about punishing mentally ill – Winnipeg Free Press Brazeau Just Latest Thrown Under Bus by Harper – The Tyee Editorial: Unreformed senator – Calgary Herald Canadian Senate: READ MORE
Fraudulent phone calls and misremembered $21,000 cheques
Sun News, the media wing of the Conservative Party of Canada, through its Parliament Hill Senior Correspondent Brian Lilley “scooped” everyone when they pinpointed the source of the fraudulent robocalls in the 2011 election: Michael Sona.
Small problem with that scoop: it wasn’t true.
In defence of Brian Lilley, journalism is
by Council of Canadians: After a six-day federal court hearing, eight electors in six ridings have made a strong case that there was widespread voter suppression in the 2011 federal election that benefited Conservative Party candidates. They have asked the federal court judge to annul the results in the six ridings. “The fact that the READ MORE
by Maude Barlow | Council of Canadians: Under the sheen of freezing rain that blanketed the Supreme Court of Canada, the historic legal cases of eight Canadians against voter suppression and fraud in the 2011 federal election finally got underway. Day one of what is expected to be a full week of legal proceedings focused READ MORE
If crimes were committed in misdirecting voters in the last federal election, who cares who the complainants that have brought this matter before the courts are?
Apparently the Harper regime does. Recommend this Post
by Council of Canadians | November 29, 2012: Evidence filed in the Federal Court today includes detailed accounts from voters targeted by fraudulent or harassing calls intended to discourage them from voting in 56 ridings across Ontario, BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec (the ridings are listed below), likely in violation of the Canada Elections Act. The [...] . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Elections Canada evidence confirms widespread voter suppression campaign
What is wrong with Tea-baggers? They cannot accept the outcome of the election? They were allowed to literally rig the 2000 election – result in Florida was ambiguous, the Republican stacked Supreme Court ultimately decided the result, halting further … . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Conservative Group: Impeach Obama Robocalls Campaign