What I have done so far

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 a clear breach of the Canada Elections Act. As Section 281(g) states, ‘No person shall, inside or outside Canada, wilfully prevent or endeavour to prevent an elector from voting at an election…’ I join my constituents in their calls for a full investigation of this electoral obstruction.”

I never received a reply.

February 27, 2012

With news coverage and publication of RCMP affidavits investigating the fraud in Guelph, I requested that the Speaker of the House grant an emergency debate on the issue.

“Mr. Speaker,

As you are by now no doubt aware, on Thursday, February 23rd, the Ottawa Citizen reported the existence of substantial evidence that multiple people were engaged in the commission of a ‘systemic voter suppression campaign’ during the 2011 federal election.

It is my opinion that this disturbing report, and the related investigations being conducted by Elections Canada and the RCMP, are ‘immediately relevant and of attention and concern throughout the nation,’ as noted by Speaker Anglin in 1978.

As such, this immensely troubling discovery constitutes a genuine emergency with regard to the essential integrity of our democratic institutions, and is of sufficient urgency and importance as to constitute an Emergency Debate…”

The Speaker ruled the matter was not an emergency.

March 8, 2012, May 31, 2012 and June 14, 2013

I asked the Prime Minister on numerous occasions to call an inquiry into the efforts at electoral fraud in Question Period.

March 12, 2012

The Green Party of Canada called for an investigation and full inquiry.

April 2, 2012

I tabled the first of thousands of names on petitions calling for an investigation.

Spring 2014

I tabled numerous amendments to C-23, the Fair Elections Act, to strengthen the bill and make it easier to spot, prevent, and prosecute electoral fraud. I put forward the recommendations of the lawyer in the Council of Canadians case, Steven Shrybman, that voters have the ability to launch criminal investigations. All my amendments were defeated in the House Committee on Procedural and House Affairs studying C-23.

September 30, 2014

I submitted a detailed letter to the Chief Electoral Officer, the Commissioner of the RCMP and the Office of Public Prosecutions calling for a proper investigation of the connections uncovered by the court cases (and described in this newsletter) between “robocalls” and the Conservative Party database.

We cannot let this matter go unresolved into the next election.

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