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somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Redux

It’s been almost a month since I’ve blogged anything about the Robocalls Scandal, aka Robogate, aka Robocon (#robocon to the #cdnpoli Twitterati)…

Unfortunately, the only thing new on #robocon is the recent departure… err, retirement of William Corbett and the surprise announcement by Elections Canada that Yves Côté would be the new Commissioner of Canada . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Redux

somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal — UPDATE 2

So, the IP address Pierre Poutine used also accessed Andrew Prescott’s Racknine account.

But, there’s no smoking gun?

And now, Elections Canada is talking about regulating — not banning — robocalls made during an election.

Because regulating them makes it all better…

Other posts on the Robocon Scandal:

5 Robocon Facts Robocon Scandal continues… . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Robocon Scandal — UPDATE 2

CuriosityCat: Voter suppression: Will Kady and the CBC reget this?

The blogosphere is latched onto the greatest political scandal in the history of Canada, involving the voter suppression crimes committed before and on May 2, 2011, which, according to Elections Canada reports, was widespread, involved clear crimes of voter suppression and seems to have taken place in nearly two-thirds of the ridings in Canada. . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Voter suppression: Will Kady and the CBC reget this?

Yappa Ding Ding: Musings on Robocalls

At this point, can we avoid falling into a state where political power is seized rather than awarded by the public?

The only way we can maintain good governance is to soundly reject the many corrupt practices of the Harper government: but how do we do that with three years left on their majority . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: Musings on Robocalls

CuriosityCat: Voter suppression: Talk by a Tory of ‘American political tactics’ to suppress votes

Interesting snippets about a conversation about how some American politicians use robocalls to suppress votes down south: Christopher Crawford, a member of the local Guelph election campaign, also talked about conversations he overheard between Mr. Sona and another staffer, Ken Morgan. Mr. Morgan was the campaign manager for Guelph . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Voter suppression: Talk by a Tory of ‘American political tactics’ to suppress votes

CuriosityCat: Robocon: Was the Conservative Party behind the voter suppression in the May 2011 election?

Harper’s Tories have rejected any suggestion that the voter suppression crimes committed before and on the May 2 2011 election were lead by that party. As the seven lawsuits supported by the Council of Canadians wend their way through the . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Robocon: Was the Conservative Party behind the voter suppression in the May 2011 election?

JimBobby Sez: New song & video: "You Cheatin’ Cons"

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, the whole robocalls election fraud scandal’s been getting pushed to the back burner. The F-35 fiasco and Lifestyles of the Rich and  Bev Oda are taking priority. Thing is… the election fraud issue is probably our … . . . → Read More: JimBobby Sez: New song & video: "You Cheatin’ Cons"

JimBobby Sez: New song & video: "You Cheatin’ Cons"

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, the whole robocalls election fraud scandal’s been getting pushed to the back burner. The F-35 fiasco and Lifestyles of the Rich and  Bev Oda are taking priority. Thing is… the election fraud issue is probably our most troubling problem. It goes straight to the heart of our democracy — or . . . → Read More: JimBobby Sez: New song & video: "You Cheatin’ Cons"

Impolitical: 24 hours in legal politics

First, on the Racknine suit against Martin and the NDP…NDP MP Pat Martin issued an apology yesterday for the statements he made regarding Racknine when the issue appeared in the news around late February. His apology was unequivocal, offering no defence, making it appear to be an attempt to mitigate damages in the lawsuit. Note . . . → Read More: Impolitical: 24 hours in legal politics

Impolitical: Chart of the week

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Elections Canada was largely singled out for budgetary savings, among all the Agents of Parliament in the Harper/Flaherty budget. When it is in the midst of a 200 riding-wide investigation across the country to determine what happened with harassing and misleading phone calls that may have misdirected voters, with electoral . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Chart of the week

The Equivocator: Micah Goldberg: Pennywise Mr. Harper

The end of the penny has caused many important cuts in Steven Harper’s first majority budget to have been buried. CBC funding was cut to the amount of $115 million dollars, $56 million was cut from the Canadian Food Inspections Agency, the Katimavik program was scrapped altogether, the list goes on. In the midst of . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Micah Goldberg: Pennywise Mr. Harper

Co2 Art: Election Fraud: This is Where the Ben Johnson Principle Should Kick in.

You Cheat You Lose the Gold Medal

The citizens group the Council of Canadians is filing to overturn election results in seven ridings over election fraud.

The seven ridings across the country all experienced shady live or “robo” phone calls which appeared to have the objective of interfering with people’s attempts to vote. All . . . → Read More: Co2 Art: Election Fraud: This is Where the Ben Johnson Principle Should Kick in.

Co2 Art: Election Fraud: This is Where the Ben Johnson Principle Should Kick in.

You Cheat You Lose the Gold Medal The citizens group the Council of Canadians is filing to overturn election results in seven ridings over election fraud.The seven ridings across the country all experienced shady live or “robo” phone calls which appe… . . . → Read More: Co2 Art: Election Fraud: This is Where the Ben Johnson Principle Should Kick in.

Impolitical: 7 Robocon lawsuits filed

The latest from McMaher: The Council of Canadians has launched legal challenges of May federal election results in seven ridings, on behalf of electors living in those ridings. The ridings are: Don Valley East (Lib Ratansi defeated by Con, 890 votes), Winnipeg South Centre (Lib Neville defeated by Con, 722 votes), Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar (Con Block won . . . → Read More: Impolitical: 7 Robocon lawsuits filed

Far and Wide: Pre-Mature Verdicts

I’ve been utterly amazed at how many supposed political “experts”, pundits, observers, have been so quick to pass judgement on the robo-call affair. There is a dismissive tone, intertwined with some sort of misplaced arrogance, that thinks the electorate fits into some neat theorem. There is a reason all study involving humans is called SOCIAL . . . → Read More: Far and Wide: Pre-Mature Verdicts

somecanuckchick dot com: Demand a Royal Commission, Canada!

FACT: Only the Harper government can call for a judicial inquiry into the Robocalls Scandal… and that ain’t gonna happen, Canada!

Would you like a Royal Commission to investigate the Robocalls Scandal?

Would you like to know how you can make that happen, Canada?

Contact the Governor General and demand a Royal . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Demand a Royal Commission, Canada!

Politics and its Discontents: The Scourge of Rogue Elements

Following Canadian Tire’s conviction for gasoline price-fixing in Kingston and Brockville, a spokesperson for the company, Liz Hamilton, had this to say:

“… the company’s participation in the price-fixing ring was the work of a single regional business manager, who is no longer with the company after an internal investigation.”

Will the scourge of rogue . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Scourge of Rogue Elements

somecanuckchick dot com: There is a pattern here, Canada!

Deny, deny, deny, deny, deny!

Drag through the courts — on the Canadian taxpayers’ dime — for 5.5 years!

And then…

The Conservative Party of Canada admitted to illegal campaign advertising tactics.

The Conservative Party of Canada plead guilty to Elections Canada Act violations.

somecanuckchick dot com: The Robocon Scandal is more widespread than previously thought…

I maintain that if even one voter in these ridings was intimidated/misdirected/misinformed by these robocalls — that’s one too many!

These robocalls are grounds “for a f*cking huge investigation”!

The Robocon Scandal is more widespread than previously thought…

New phone records show that robocalls targeted voters in ridings all across Ontario — not . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Robocon Scandal is more widespread than previously thought…

People are jumping to conclusions that we’re stupid, MP says

Defenders say MP Dean Del Mastro’s performance on CBC-TV could be due to medication

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

Encyclopaedia Britannica edition… Bye-bye to that venerable institution. I remember when my parents bought a set from a door-to-door salesman. I went through every single page! But the truth is that research tools have come a long way and we shouldn’t mourn the death of the candle because of the invention of the light bulb… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

somecanuckchick dot com: Is the gun smoking yet?

An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they had revealed they would not vote Conservative.

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand announced today that he now has over 700 Canadians from across the country who allege . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Is the gun smoking yet?

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

My name is Jennifer Smith, and I’m a robocaller.No, not that robocaller. Compared to Mr. Poutine I’m small potatoes, really. I just called a few hundred of my supporters in Ward 2 in Milton on the eve of the 2010 municipal election to remind them to ge… . . . → Read More: Runesmith’s Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

My name is Jennifer Smith, and I’m a robocaller.

No, not that robocaller. Compared to Mr. Poutine I’m small potatoes, really. I just called a few hundred of my supporters in Ward 2 in Milton on the eve of the 2010 municipal election to remind them to get out and vote for me as . . . → Read More: Runesmith’s Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

Law is Cool: About Those Robocalls…

Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was himself behind two robocalls on election day, the Calgary Herald revealed today. Del Mastro’s campaign manager, Jeff Westlake, sent recorded messages to constituents reminding them that it was election day and offering rides, but only identified the caller as “Jeff.”

The problem is that the Member of Provincial Parliament . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: About Those Robocalls…