When I first heard that Elections Canada is investigating attempts to suppress the vote during the last election, I wrote that at the very least bye-elections should be held in the 18 swing ridings that were targeted by robot calls.
But now I believe that it must declare the last election null and void, because this is too big to ignore.
The published report said Elections Canada was probing complaints received in Guelph, one of 18 ridings where voters were targeted by harassing or deceptive phone messages in an apparent effort to discourage Liberal supporters from voting. The NDP upped that number Thursday, saying they were aware of eight other NDP-held swing ridings, and at least one BQ-held riding where voters reported crank “robocalls,” for a total of 27 ridings where deception may have been at play.
This isn't just a scattered attempt to suppress the vote. This is a vast conspiracy to steal an election.
I agree with Pat Martin.
“Surely these young punks didn’t unilaterally construct this massive conspiracy to defraud the electoral system and initiate hundreds of thousands of phone calls into NDP swing ridings.”
He said the “facts would indicate a well orchestrated widespread conspiracy orchestrated from top.”
And I don't believe anything Stephen Harper says.
In Iqaluit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper distanced himself and his party’s directors from any wrongdoing, but left open the possibility of a rogue party operative.
“I have absolutely no knowledge on anything about these calls. But obviously if there’s anyone who’s done anything wrong we will expect that they will face the full consequences of the law,” said Harper.
Especially since he used the services of the company in question in his own riding.
And ever since he came to power he has used his book of dirty tricks to subvert our democracy.
As well as the handbook of Karl Rove, George Bush's sinister spin master, to divide and conquer, smear opponents, and suppress the vote.
So now that the Cons appear to have been caught with their hands in the
And since their Parliamentary majority is only 24 seats, not only is that majority now illegitimate, so is the entire election.
And Harper and his Cons must be made to pay for giving Canadians the finger.
We must show him that we do care about his attempts to muzzle our democracy, slash pensions, and turn Canada into a police state.
We must teach them that this is Canada, not Karl Rove's Amerika.
The police must follow the trail all the way to the PMO if necessary. Elections Canada must declare the election invalid.
Those grubby, alien, Con hogs. Show them no mercy.
First we will arrest them, and then we will defeat them...