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...
Golly. Only in Harperland does a Con MP studying a voter suppression bill admit he lied about voter fraud. http://t.co/2AmDQaMLMv #cdnpoli
— Simon (@montrealsimon) February 24, 2014
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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