Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

May 19, 2011 Just weeks after the May 2nd election I wrote the Chief Electoral Officer to request an investigation into the attempts at electoral fraud across Canada. “During Election Day, May 2nd 2011, Canadians from coast to coast reported receiving bogus calls misdirecting them to the wrong polling stations. This sort of activity is ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

I think so. Defeated Liberal candidate Briony Penn thinks so. Do you remember that election? The Conservative candidate was incumbent Gary Lunn. Penn was the Liberal candidate, Andrew Lewis was running for the Greens and the NDP candidate, Julian West, had had to withdraw from the race. By the time West withdrew it was past ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

Mr. Justice Mosley found “that the most likely source of the information used to make the misleading calls was the CIMS database maintained and controlled by the CPC, accessed for that purpose by a person or persons currently unknown to this Court. There is no evidence to indicate that the use of the CIMS database ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

Michael Sona was convicted on the evidence of a number of people. His friends, testifying reluctantly for the most part, painted a picture Mr. Justice Hearn found convincing – of a young man with a flair for drama, who loved his role in a political act of criminality. Michael Sona was so thrilled with the ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

It is instructive to read the two court rulings back to back. One, Mr. Justice Mosley from the Federal Court was dealing with what is generally called the Council of Canadians case – an attempt to overturn the election of six conservative MPs where fraudulent calls had been made. He ruled in 2013. In the ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

In my town hall meetings, I am privileged to hear from constituents about a range of issues. One concern that comes up frequently is deeply troubling. Voters are worried that we cannot count on the next election taking place without dirty tricks. This is Canada. We send experts in electoral fairness to emerging democracies to ...

Date: 2014/07/08 -- Category/Categories: Householders, Survey

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Date: 2014/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Householders

The Teachers Institute is a unique professional development opportunity for teachers of governance and citizenship education. Each November, the program brings together approximately 70 educators from across the country, for an intensive, informative, unforgettable week on Parliament Hill. This is a unique opportunity to experience an insider’s view on the intricacies of government and the ...

Date: 2014/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Householders

We need to grasp the nettle of the thorny ethical problem of assisted suicide and the right to die with dignity. The solutions will not be simple because the problems are complex. Nevertheless, Canadians are demanding better answers. We need to engage in a respectful, informed discussion starting with a review of the various legal ...

Date: 2014/03/28 -- Category/Categories: Householders

The widely repeated claim that the growth in aging Canadians as a proportion of our population will drive up health care costs is not supported by the evidence. Empirical evidence suggests that the aging population is not a major cause of increased costs. According to the Canadian Institute of Health Information: “Analyses of the drivers ...

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