He is the only one charged in the Robo Con scandal. Michael Sona, the former Con staffer who claims he is being set-up to conceal a much larger conspiracy.A couple of days ago we finally found out the names of six Conservative Party workers, who the PMO has brought forward to claim that Sona told them he did it. A publication ban has been lifted on the names of six witnesses who allegedly said then Conservative Party staffer Michael Sona bragged to them about arranging a misleading robocall in Canada's 2011 federal election.Today we found out that (Read more…)
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If you want to understand what Stephen Harper is trying to do to Canada you can't focus on each individual atrocity he commits, no matter how painful the bite. You have to focus on the whole ghastly web he is spinning, to understand that his main target is the TRUTH. Take this latest report for example. The newly released numbers from the 2011 census reveal a wide, demographic chasm between the nation’s poor — those whose annual income falls well below the $27,000 median figure for an individual— and the richest in Canada.Not only does it show that the Canadian (Read more…)
He must think he can get away with anything. He must think he can say anything and Canadians will believe him. One moment he's the Phantom of Parliament, the next moment he's Alice in Wonderland. For there he was announcing that he will prorogue Parliament, again, to outline his "new priorities." Even though most Canadians are opposed.And EVERYBODY knows he's just doing it to avoid answering questions about the Senate scandal. Like whether he will testify in court if Mike Duffy summons him. Read more »
It's one of the worst scandals in Canadian history.A clear and deliberate attempt to steal an election.But if you received a call from the Con conspiracy called Pierre Poutine, don't you DARE complain.Or the Cons will make you PAY. Read more »
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!
Well I'm sorry to say that Stephen Harper wasn't able to make it to Question Period today. Although I can't say I'm surprised eh?I'm sure he knows that if Tom Mulcair gets to grill him about the Duffy Affair again, like he did last week, they'll have to wheel Great Shattered Leader out of the Commons between two large pieces of toast.No doubt screaming: "Will somebody please get this monkey off my back……or this EGG off my face !!@#!!If the police don't grill him first. Read more »
It was another chilling moment in a story that just keeps getting more and more disturbing.Doug Ford, Rob's big brother, turning to the camera this afternoon to say this to the editor of the Globe and Mail:"John Stackhouse you are a disgusting human being…if you have a family if you have kids how would you like me to do some investigative reporting on you?After the Globe published this story. Read more »
Well, it's been a long time coming.And I have to admit I had almost given up hope that anybody would ever be charged in connection with the RoboCon Scandal.But finally somebody has picked up the ringing phone and answered my prayers. After 21 months of investigation, Elections Canada has charged a former Conservative campaign staffer over misleading robocalls in Guelph, Ont. in the 2011 election. And now I can't help but think that this is just The Beginning….of the end of Stephen Harper.Read more »
Oh goody. I see that TV stations have started running It's a Wonderful Life over and over again.So Christmas can't be more than a month away !!!! Although I've gotta say I really hate the Con version eh?Where John Baird plays the senile Un… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Con Canada: Harperland or Pottersville?
Ever since the robocall scandal began the Cons have always claimed that if there was a "problem" it was a small one. It was limited to the Guelph area, the work of a rogue operative or operatives, and that people only complained AFTER the el… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Robocalls: Is the Con Story Crumbling?
Ring. Ring. Hello.Is this Pierre Poutine?Why do you ask?Remember the movie The Postman Always Rings Twice?Yeah. Why?Because do you hear that ringing sound? My dark cockroach. It's Elections Canada. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Robocall Scandal Heats Up Again
Elections Canada is [finally] investigating the fraudulent and deceptive calls, aka robocalls, made during the last election… beyond Guelph, Ontario.
Slower than molasses in January!
Other posts on the Robocon Scandal:
A Midsummer Night’s Robocon Scandal Update… 5 Robocon Facts Robocon Scandal continues… Robocon Scandal — UPDATE Robocon Scandal — UPDATE 2
Alas, Canada… we’re not any closer to knowing if Pierre Poutine, aka Pierre Jones, is — or isn’t — Andrew Prescott.
What of the 1,394 complaints alleging specific occurrences in 234 of Canada’s 308 federal ridings?
As far as I can tell, Elections Canada isn’t even investigating anything any more — except for Guelph.
And, even then, recently released documents shed no light on the mysterious Pierre Poutine…
And those 1300+ complaints? Well, Elections Canada still refuses to give new information about the status of the investigation — any investigation — into those other ridings.
Other posts on the Robocon Scandal:
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He's still out there hiding in the shadows. His foul breath still hangs heavy in the air. But it seems the trail of the demon dialer Pierre Poutine has come to a dead end.
Elections Canada investigators tracking “Pierre Poutine” hit a dead end when the Internet address behind misleading robocalls in the last election led them to an open Wi-Fi connection in a private residence near Guelph.
So we may never know who tried to steal an election.Read more »
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 Elections.
Apparently, Elections Canada does not think that a change like this will affect the investigations into the Robocalls Scandal or any related investigations.
Well, that remains to be seen…
Robocall Roundup Robocon Scandal continues… 5 Robocon Facts Robocon Scandal — (Read more…)
Uh oh. I KNEW it was a mistake to make Dean Del Mastro, the Con point man on the robocall scandal.
One moment he was leading the charge, bellowing like a bull, claiming da Liberals did it, and that the Cons didn't do dirty stuff like that.
The next moment he was under investigation. Read more »
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… Robocon Scandal — UPDATE
I always wondered whether Stephen Harper would be brought down by the monsters he created.
And in that regard I must say I'm extremely encouraged.
The digital trail left by the suspect behind misleading robocalls to Guelph voters on election day 2011 has sharply narrowed, with Internet records linking the mysterious “Pierre Poutine” to an account held by a worker from the campaign of local Conservative candidate Marty Burke. Read more »
Well I suppose it had to happen eh? Sooner or later the investigation into the RoboCon scandal had to lead all the way to the Con War Room.
Elections Canada investigators on the trail of the “Pierre Poutine” suspect in the robocalls case have been asking questions about the actions of staff at Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa.
And start to look more and more like Canada’s Watergate.
Nearly a year after the investigation began, the agency is trying to determine why database records provided by the party appear to be missing entries that could help identify who downloaded
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As you know I’ve had my doubts about Andrew Scheer, the Speaker of the House, ever since he ruled that Vic Toews’ parliamentary privileges had been violated by Anonymous.
Boo hoo zombie.
After ruling last December that the disgusting misleading phone call campaign aimed at Irwin Cotler did not violate HIS privileges.
And this doesn’t help.
The political machine behind the man who is now Speaker of the House of Commons opened its wallet for the Guelph Conservative campaign currently under scrutiny by Election Canada’s robo-calls probe, records at the watchdog agency show.
Not after these interventions.
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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 Commission!
Golly Sherlock. This RoboCon story just keeps getting more and more mysterious. First it was who and where is Pierre Poutine?
Then it was who gave him the password to the Con data bank, and who paid his bills?
And now it’s who and where is Rick McKnight? RackNine, the Edmonton company that suspect “Pierre Poutine” used to send voters to the wrong polling locations, is operated by Edmonton businessman Matt Meier, with the help of Rick McKnight, who is identified variously as head of marketing and web developer.
But Postmedia News and the Ottawa Citizen are unable to
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Deny, deny, deny, deny, deny!
Drag through the courts — on the Canadian taxpayers’ dime — for 5.5 years!
The Conservative Party of Canada admitted to illegal campaign advertising tactics.
The Conservative Party of Canada plead guilty to Elections Canada Act violations.
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 just Guelph.