Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Shame of Brad Butt and the Great Canadian Resistance

Yesterday I wrote about the sordid tale of the Con MP Brad Butt, who claimed that he had "personally witnessed" people picking up voting cards out of the garbage.

So they could rush to the nearest polling station, with an accomplice to vouch for them, and commit voter fraud.

Until he suddenly admitted it was all a Big Lie. A Con whopper if ever there was one.

And It all happened so suddenly, I couldn't help wondering what had driven him to confess? Had Butt found Bejesus or what?

But today the truth was revealed.

And it wasn't Bejesus, or Butt's conscience. It was Elections Canada, and Stephen Best.

A Conservative MP’s retraction of a claim he witnessed voting fraud came after a formal complaint to Elections Canada.

Stephen Best, the chief agent for the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, said he complained to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, about Mr. Butt’s claim and was told the case would be referred to the Commissioner of Elections.

Which Butt conveniently forgot to mention, for obvious reasons...

Mr. Butt gave no indication what prompted his retraction, but a complaint had been made to the Commissioner of Canada Elections – incidentally, a role the Fair Elections Act proposes to substantially overhaul by moving the role out of Elections Canada and under the responsibility of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Because the Cons are neutering the Commissioner, muzzling the Chief Electoral Officer, deliberately trying to suppress the vote. And Butt is sitting on the committee "examining" the bill. 

So it wouldn't look good...

And of course because like so many other Cons, Butt probably thought he too could tell a Big Lie and get away with it.

And in the moral darkness of Harperland, he might have got away with it, had it not been for Stephen Best, and Marc Mayrand.

And other good Canadians, like the owner of the YouTube channel SleepyRobAnders.

Who has made sure Butt's shame will live on FOREVER...

And that we will be able to use those hilarious scenes to club the Cons like seals all the way to the next election.

Because you can be sure I will eh?

Then there is the NDP's David Cristopherson, who has been filibustering a committee to try to force the Cons to hold hearings across Canada. 

Who along with his party may have lost this battle tonight.

The debate over the proposed overhaul of Canada’s elections laws will be confined to Parliament Hill, as the governing Conservatives and opposition New Democrats continue to spar over the changes. 

The Conservatives used their majority to vote down an NDP motion Tuesday evening that would have forced the committee considering the Fair Elections Act to embark on a cross-Canada tour to hear feedback.

But who summed it up so well:

"It must be that they don't want to face the Canadian people."

And who like the other members of the unofficial but very real and growing Great Canadian Resistance, is also standing up for the values of our country. 

Because there are more of them every day. People who have had enough of the Harperite cult's never-ending assault on our democratic values, and are actually doing something about it. 

Like the good people at Leadnow who are spearheading this petition. 

Because it really is time for all of us to do our part, however small or humble, to save our country from those depraved totalitarian Cons, and their deranged leader...

Who is now entering the realm of insanity and/or fascism.

And who by deliberately seeking to suppress the votes of poor seniors, young people, and aboriginals has now proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is unfit to remain in office.

Yup. It's time to kick Con butt, and kick Butt's ass off that committee.

The Cons must not be allowed to get away with this latest crime against democracy.

Summer is coming. 

Or so they say. !#@#!!!

And the Great Canadian Resistance is RISING...

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  1. Your blog is mandatory reading for Canadians

    1. hi Steve...thanks a lot I'm flattered. But I'd rather think of myself as just one voice in a large crowd demanding something better. The Cons can ignore one solitary voice, but they can't ignore all of us...

  2. Anonymous7:17 AM

    good to see former conservative rathgeber vote with the ndp.

    1. hi anon...yes it is refreshing to see one of the Con lambs find his own voice at last. And of course the more trouble he can stir up the better...

  3. The Great Canadian Resistance. I like the sound of that, Simon. Please consider me and so many others proud members!

    1. hi are already a founding member, but yes wouldn't it be great if we create a movement like that? I honestly believe that only a movement can confront the changes to society that need to be made. I'm going to make some videos to see if I can get the idea off the ground. We will have to create a movement one day, we need to light a fire under our progressive representatives, so the sooner the better...

  4. Anonymous6:52 PM

    I'm wondering if Butts story is based on actual events. The details were so good. Maybe his own eyes saw his own election staff digging through garbage looking for voter cards? Elections Canada should investigate Butts riding to confirm that ID lacking but voter card carrying apartment dwellers who were vouched for, were actually who they said they were.

    1. hi anon...I don;t think they were based on actual events, what I want to know is if Butt came up with that wild fantasy himself, or was it written for him by the PMO? I understand the Speaker has been asked to determine whether Butts is guilty of deliberately misleading Parliament, so maybe the truth will come out...

  5. Anonymous10:39 PM

    I too, wondered what prompted his disclosure. Like half of his cabinet, he's got loose ends to tie up, before his promotion to MP for Conservative-reformaTORY jerry-mandering and rigging of all further electoral changes. Like Pierre. Teabaggers. David Christopherson has a powerful and compelling way of speaking in commitee- wish we heard him more. Pat (get up on your hind legs, cons!!),too. So, he walks the line. The place needs more of that.

    1. hi liberal and loving it...yes I would love to know what went on behind the scenes, because if the PMO didn't write his script for him, kit must have come as a horrible shock. And I wouldn't like to be in Butt's shoes right now, But yes, the important thing is that it shows that individual citizens can make a difference, and we need more of that if we are going to shake those Cons up good...