Saturday, July 18, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Con Plan to Steal the Election
It was a day of good news and bad news on the election front yesterday.
The good news is that now that we know that Stephen Harper is cancelling his annual trip to the Arctic, we know that he is almost certainly going drop the writ much sooner than expected.
So we can be ready, and try to foil his plans to buy the election.
And the bad news? A judge has approved his devious plan to try to steal it.
A bid to stop a key provision of the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act from being implemented in this fall’s election has been denied by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Justice David Stinson ruled on Friday that a request by the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students for an interim injunction against new rules for voter identification could not be granted.
Which could disenfranchise as many as four million voters, and make saving our Canada even harder.
But strangely enough I noticed that neither Harper nor his mini-Harper Pierre Poilievre, the one who cooked up the Unfair Elections Act, were celebrating today...
And not just because they don't want to draw attention to what they are doing, but also because the Cons are still desperate.
The economy is still sinking along with the loonie.
The scandals are still mounting.
Seven companies have acknowledged giving illegal donations to former federal cabinet minister Peter Penashue during the 2011 election campaign.
And this must be giving them all nightmares.
The federal NDP has now moved into sole possession of the lead in public support, according to new poll results from Forum Research. The survey, conducted Sunday and Monday, has 34 per cent of Canadian adult voters favouring the New Democrats in the federal election, which will be held Oct. 19.
Thirty-four per cent would be enough to give the NDP a minority government, the poll numbers show.
Especially since they're still spending all their time attacking Justin Trudeau.
But of course for all of us, whatever party we support, the challenge is to stop Stephen Harper from stealing the election, by suppressing the vote...
By making sure that progressives turn out to vote in record numbers.
And this is a good place to start.
Make sure that you have all the documents you need to vote. E-mail that Elections Canada guide to all the progressives you know, especially the younger ones who could be voting for the first time.
Or print up a bunch of copies and hand them out or paste them up on walls all over your neighbourhood.
And above all stay calm and focused, and never lose hope that we ARE going to defeat the Cons.
Even if you have to stick this on your fridge as I have...
To remind me that at this time in Canadian history NOTHING is more important.
You know, the other day somebody on Twitter unearthed an old post that I had long forgotten.
Where I earnestly explained that in the rebel highlands of Scotland where I frolicked as a boy, it's so much simpler than it is here to get things going.
As soon as we hear the sounds of the pipes and the drums we all run down into the valley or the glen, and prepare to do battle.
And since that post contained a video that I had also long forgotten. And it does have pipes and drums, and it's a cover of the song "Don't Stop Believing."
I thought I'd play it again...
Yup. Whenever the time comes we will be ready. Never stop believing.
The Cons are scummy liars and thieves, their leader is a politically depraved monster, and they are trying to buy and steal an election.
But we are more, we are better, we are stronger than them. We are fighting for the survival of our country.
And we ARE going to defeat them.
Have a great weekend everybody !!!
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