The Liberals are desperately attempting to hold onto the one-time Liberal stronghold of Ottawa-Vanier against former Ontario Ombudsman Andre...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
It’s clear now the media and Elections Canada should have been focusing on corruption in the Liberal Party rather than the Conservatives, who brought in tough anti-corruption legislation.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Well, whatd'ya know?
Following months of baseless smear allegations against the Conservative Party, it turns out the illegal robocalls in Guelph were coming from the Liberals all along!
Today the CRTC announced the Guelph Liberal Association was in violation of CRTC telecommunications rules, fining them $4,900 and forcing the currently-sitting Liberal MP to undertake a "comprehensive compliance program."
How far did these illegal activities reach? How many votes were improperly swayed as a result of this illegal behaviour? Who in the Liberal leadership was involved? And, most importantly, when is the Guelph byelection?
Let's see how long it takes for this inconvenient fact to appear in the Toronto Star, CBC, or Globe and Mail...
Friday, August 10, 2012
Does the name Annette Desgagne ring a bell?
She's the call centre worker who was conscripted to the pro-robocall conspiracy side. As a former employee of Responsive Marketing Group (RMG), a call centre doing calls for the Conservative Party during the last election, Desgagne approached dumpster-diving "journalists" Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor with stunning revelations.
Desgagne alleged that she was ordered to deliberately mislead voters by calling and telling them their polling station had changed. She even put these allegations in writing, filing an affidavit for the pro-robocall conspiracy Council of Canadians.
It's pretty convincing and convenient, especially for the "journalists" who have been attempting to ram this non-existent scandal down our throats for months now without the slightest shred of evidence.
But she made it all up!
Andrew Langhorne, Chief Operating Officer of RMG, released a detailed affidavit of his own yesterday, including the actual scripts Desgagne and her fellow employees were told to use.
Neither RMG nor the Conservatives ever told call centre employees to contact non-supporters, and it was always clear that the caller was to immediately identify themselves as calling from the Conservative Party. In fact, the entire script was:
“Hi, I’m calling for (name from list),”
“This is (first name) with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives."
"Your candidate (Candidate name) asked me to call you.”
"Elections Canada has changed some voting locations at the last moment,”
at which point the caller asked the voter to verify the information on their voter information card, and if the information was different, the voter was told the new polling address.
Of course, Elections Canada did change some polling locations, and these calls only went to Conservative supporters, meaning it was in the Conservatives' interest to give accurate information.
In fact, RMG has tracked and listened to Desgagne's calls, and in the 20 calls she made she stuck to the script! Even in Desgagne's affidavit she acknowledges her fellow employees were going off script without manager or Conservative Party approval (page 4).
So we have a call centre employee who followed her script and did nothing wrong. Yet when the fake story broke that the election was unfair, Desgagne surely saw dollar signs.
Was she approached by the Council of Canadians? The NDP? The Liberal Party? Another left-wing front group? As an RMG employee involved in the 2011 election, was she paid to file a bogus affidavit to support a bogus lawsuit just to stir up headlines and bonus cheques for Maher and McGregor?
This fake "scandal" has been dead since it broke headlines. These are the real questions that need answering now.
... Well, your left-wing media, of course!
Today, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Canada would be sending 500 independent, impartial observers for the upcoming Ukraine election.
And what a better contribution to world equality and democracy than for Canadians, who live in a free and democratic nation, to ensure that same democracy is carried out in Ukraine?
Indeed, the government of Canada has deployed over 1600 Canadians around the world to monitor elections in various countries, from Lebanon to Gaza to Libya to Iraq. (And we've assisted in Ukrainian elections before.)
Yet, what better way to crash the party than with a ridiculous question from a Toronto Star reporter, who had the audacity to ask Minister Kenney
"Why isn't it ironic that you are offering
erection [a deliberate slip of the tongue?] election help when your government is currently facing an election scandal in the Supreme Court right now?"
In yet another deliberate leftist attempt to blur the lines, this reporter is clearly attempting to merge two completely different cases into a convenient one-sentence lie:
- There is no "election scandal" being appealed by the government in the Supreme Court. What is at the Supreme Court is an appeal by Liberal candidate Borys Wrzesnewskyj, who lost to incumbent Conservative MP Ted Opitz before it turned out that Elections Canada was allowing invalid voting procedures. The election is now being challenged, and even the Liberal candidate is questioning whether Elections Canada (not the government) deliberately mislead and withheld information from the Supreme Court.
- Of course, there's the long-dead fake "robocall" scandal. Our typical Toronto Star reporter seems to be deliberately attempting to suggest it is this "scandal" which is before the Supreme Court, even though this dreamed-up fantasy has been dead since it started.
"Anyone who suggests there is any parallel between the Canadian electoral system and the current situation in Ukraine has a deeply distorted perception of reality.”