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The Canadian Progressive: Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud

The Council of Canadians calls for the re-opening of the investigation into the election fraud of 2011 in the wake of Mike Duffy’s recent testimony. The former Conservative senator testified under oath that a “black ops group at Conservative headqua… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Wildrose demands transparency from NDP and PCs but holds its annual meeting in secret

Alberta’s conservative Wildrose Party is holding its annual general meeting this weekend in Calgary and, according to one media source, the event will be closed to the media with the exception of leader Brian Jean‘s speech ahead of the leadership review vote on the evening of… Continue Reading →

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Unearthed Job Application Stephen Harper 2005

The latest Conservative attack ad to discredit Justin Trudeau is childish at best with a strong scent of desperation.

It’s a mock meeting discussing Trudeau’s resume as he applies for the job of Prime Minister.

However, going back to 2005, when Stephen Harper himself was applying for the job, what were his credentials?

He . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Unearthed Job Application Stephen Harper 2005

Politics and its Discontents: For The Record

About the undercarriage of that busy Tory bus, Star readers have much to say:

Ex-Tory staffer jailed nine months for robocalls, Nov. 20

My sympathies go out to Michael Sona and his family, the latest addition of those people used by the Harper government and then thrown under the bus for getting overly enthusiastic . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: For The Record

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “anti-democratic” Fair Elections Act challenged in court

Activists led by the Council of Canadians have filed a Charter challenge to the Conservatives’ Fair Elections Act or Bill C-23 in the Ontario Superior Court.

The post Harper’s “anti-democratic” Fair Elections Act challenged in court appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians calls for reopening of robocalls investigation

The Council of Canadians is calling on the Commissioner of Canada Elections to re-open the investigation into the 2011 robocalls election fraud scandal.

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The Canadian Progressive: Sona robocall verdict doesn’t close book on 2011 election fraud: Issue will be back in court with “Fair” Elections Act legal challenge

Conservative aide Michael Sona’s conviction does not resolve the issues surrounding the widespread electoral fraud perpetrated in the 2011 federal election, says Council of Canadians.

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Pushed to the Left and Loving It: It’s High Time Canadians Started Listening to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News

The Conservative Movement, that has been gaining momentum since the 1960s, has made one of their missions, destroying progressive agencies; especially those that support the Welfare State.

In the U.S., they honed in on ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), that advocated for low- and moderate-income families.

What bothered Conservatives the most . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: It’s High Time Canadians Started Listening to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Mark Adler: From Belle of the Ball to Do Not Call

As Conservatives prepared for the 2011 election, they began targeting ridings with large Jewish populations, that they felt they could steal away from the Liberals.

Stephen Harper was already portrayed, and not always in a positive light, as the most staunch supporter of Israel; so to build on that, they had to select . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Mark Adler: From Belle of the Ball to Do Not Call

Left Over: RoboCalls vs SnailMail…..No Traction without Distraction…

NDP mass mailings broke House rules, Speaker confirms House administrators to advise all-party Board of Internal Economy on possible remedies

By Kady O’Malley, CBC News Posted: Jun 03, 2014 9:39 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014 9:39 AM ET

Another fascinating chapter in the Con strategy of distracting from . . . → Read More: Left Over: RoboCalls vs SnailMail…..No Traction without Distraction…

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

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Orwellian “Fair Elections” Act Violates Canadian Constitution

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. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Orwellian “Fair Elections” Act Violates Canadian Constitution

LeDaro: Stephen Harper: Will he fade away by 2015

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.

somecanuckchick dot com: Eventually, the Teflon® wears off…

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!

somecanuckchick dot com: If my password-protected database was used in the commission of a crime…

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.

The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Elections Canada on “Preventing Deceptive Communications”

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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The Liberal Scarf: Hudak Conservatives fined $85,000 for "rule breaking robocalls"

I hear he knows a guy who knows a guy though

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hudak Caught: PCPO Made Ilegal Robocalls

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 Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Fed Court’s Election Fraud Finding Implicates Conservatives

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.

The post Robocalls: Fed Court’s Election Fraud Finding Implicates Conservatives appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls election fraud: Federal Court ruling “a powerful victory”, says Maude Barlow

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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Politics and its Discontents: A Democratic Expression of Our Discontent

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

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Court finds fraud; Council of Canadians should appeal

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 . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Court finds fraud; Council of Canadians should appeal

The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Federal Court finds fraud, Supreme Court appeal considered

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 . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Federal Court finds fraud, Supreme Court appeal considered

350 or bust: No More “Nice Guy”: Canada’s Democracy & Reputation Tarred

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 . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: No More “Nice Guy”: Canada’s Democracy & Reputation Tarred

Politics and its Discontents: Much Deserved Mockery – Part 3

A bit of a busy morning ahead, so for now something more from our friends at Canadians Rallying To Unseat Harper that amply attests to the fact that the spirit of resistance and dissent is alive and well in Canada:

Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Much Deserved Mockery – Part 3