Confirmed: Canada 2011 Polls Fraudulent
The Canadian Federal Court has confirmed that the country’s 2011 federal election, which led to the victory of Stephen Harper’s government, was fraudulent.
“Either senior leaders of the Conservative Party were directly involved in election fraud or they were astoundingly negligent in securing access to their voter database. Illegal or incompetent—just like in the Senate scandal.”
Garry Neil, Executive Director of the Council of Canadians said “This Federal Court decision is a major indictment of the Conservative Party of Canada.”
The court emphasized in a Thursday ruling that it has found in no uncertain terms that widespread election fraud took place during the vote.
The ruling also stated that “there was an orchestrated effort to suppress votes during the 2011 election campaign by a person with access to the [Conservative Party’s] CIMS database.”
Accordingly, the Council of Canadians has called on the Conservative Party to investigate the issue. It says anything less at this point would be a cover-up on behalf of the Conservatives.
The Council of Canadians says that the non-cooperation, obstructionism, and attempts to disrupt the Federal Court case by the CIMS makes it look like Prime Minister Harper has something to conceal.
Just another day for the Harper government…
It is nice to see my suspicions confirmed. In a a depressing manner.
Just a reminder that this happened.
The above story, from Iran’s Press TV, leaves out a key detail, which I culled from The Hill Times — for Americans, essentially a Canadian version of The Hill:
On May 23, Justice [Richard] Mosley delivered his ruling. While he found the “threshold to establish that fraud occurred” had been met, he did not overturn the 2011 federal election results because there was no evidence that a successful candidate or their agent was responsible for the fraudulent activities, and because he found no evidence that “voter suppression efforts had a major impact on the credibility of the vote.”
Mr. Mosley wrote in his ruling: “I find that electoral fraud occurred during the 41st general election but I am not satisfied that it has been established that fraud affected the outcomes in the subject ridings and I decline to exercise my discretion to annul the results in those districts.”
So while, yes, they did find corruption and fraud, it did not affect the elections, nor did they find the corruption came from the candidates themselves, their staffs, or the Conservative Party. So it’s closer to a split decision. The decision involved the seats of six Conservative MPs.