Date: 2012/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

In the last edition of Island Tides, I wrote about the attempts at electoral fraud, the criminal actions, encompassed in the catch phrase the ‘robocalls scandal.’ The scandal has grown since then. We now have allegations of electoral crimes that go beyond phoning. In Eglinton-Lawrence, the Toronto riding in which Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver ...

Date: 2012/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Lately, a lot of allegations have been made that there were election irregularities and some outright crimes committed in the 2011 election.  What we do not know is who was responsible. But we may be dealing with a serial offender, or offenders.  When one thinks about the election skulduggery of the last six years, it ...

Date: 2012/03/19 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Vancouver Sun Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Dan Neutel Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, sees a clear difference between the technology, which can be used in legitimate ways, and the message. “The issue isn’t the use of automated telephone messages,” said May. “The issue is ...

Date: 2012/03/14 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Gulf Islands Driftwood Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Sean McIntyre Thank you for your help in raising awareness of the electoral crimes in Saanich-Gulf Islands in 2011. In the article, Bruce Hallsor, representing the Conservative Party in the riding, said such calls “would be the most ineffective method of ...

Date: 2012/03/14 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication Source: Peninsula News Review Source Link: View the full original article >> Author: Jack Thornburgh The robocall election fraud scandal is a serious sabotage of Canadian democracy. It is worsening as further information emerges. Stephen Harper blows it off as “a few minor dirty tricks” and refuses to call for an independent public inquiry. ...

Date: 2012/03/12 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party, today announced that her party has launched a new website designed to get to the murky bottom of the robocalling scandal. “Robogate.ca is another route Canadians can take to share their experiences with other concerned citizens – and, in some cases, Elections Canada,” said ...

Date: 2012/03/12 -- Category/Categories: In the News

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Date: 2012/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

On May 2, 2011, Election Day, we had reports and complaints throughout the day that some voters had received bogus phone calls claiming to be from Elections Canada. The calls conveyed the information that a polling station had been moved and that the voter should instead go to… (fill in the blank). Elections Canada was ...

Date: 2012/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, within six months, table amendments to the Elections Canada Act and other legislation as required that would ensure that in all future election campaigns: (a) Elections Canada investigation capabilities be strengthened, to include giving the Chief Electoral Officer the power to request all necessary documents ...

Date: 2012/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, within six months, table amendments to the Elections Canada Act and other legislation as required that would ensure that in all future election campaigns: (a) Elections Canada investigation capabilities be strengthened, to include giving the Chief Electoral Officer the power to request all necessary documents ...

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