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June 6, 2013
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canadian-communist:

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. 
Source

Outrageous.

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.

shychemist:

agooddaytowhy:

qbits:

likeiknewiwould:

canadian-communist:

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.

Source

Outrageous.

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.

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1:13 // 1 year ago
May 27, 2013

Border states to Congress: Don’t toll the Canadians!

  • the idea In the 2014 budget proposal, the Department of Homeland Security asked to commission a study to consider charging a fee to drivers crossing between the United States and Canada, with the potential fee paying for the maintenance of border crossings. People who fly between the two countries, or take a boat, already face charges of $2, but travelers don’t really feel it because it’s included in the price of the ticket.
  • the problem For border towns in particular, the close range between the U.S. and Canada have proven to be hugely helpful for the economy, leading to many complaints from politicians in border states, as well as businesses that benefit from the economic disparities between the two countries, such as gas stations. Did you know that gas is $1.30 per gallon less in the U.S. than it is in Canada? Seriously, it is. source
11:31 // 1 year ago
May 23, 2013
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May 17, 2013
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April 22, 2013

Possible terror attack thwarted by Canadian police on Monday

  • 2 people were arrested by Canadian police on Monday in connection with an an alleged plot to attack a passenger train, which U.S. officials say connects Toronto and New York. The alleged attackers, neither of whom is a Canadian citizen, are accused of planning to derail the train. Authorities currently believe that the duo was receiving support from al-Qaeda, but have revealed few other details at this time. (Updated with new information, h/t JoeyLucas — Scott @ SFB) source
16:23 // 1 year ago
April 6, 2013
nationalpost:

Montreal woman arrested for posting photo of anti-police graffiti to InstagramA Montreal woman is facing a criminal charge after posting a photo online of graffiti showing a senior police officer with a bullet in his head.Jennifer Pawluck was placed under arrest on Wednesday, released under conditions and ordered to appear before a judge at a later date to face a charge of criminal harassment.The picture she snapped is of a graffiti drawing of Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere, a longtime Montreal police spokesman and one of the most visible faces of the force.Police defended the decision to proceed with charges. Spokeswoman Anie Lemieux says it’s zero tolerance when lawyers, judges or police officers are believed to be targeted. (Instagram)

The endless struggle between free speech and security concern, it seems — what does everybody think about this?

nationalpost:

Montreal woman arrested for posting photo of anti-police graffiti to Instagram
A Montreal woman is facing a criminal charge after posting a photo online of graffiti showing a senior police officer with a bullet in his head.

Jennifer Pawluck was placed under arrest on Wednesday, released under conditions and ordered to appear before a judge at a later date to face a charge of criminal harassment.

The picture she snapped is of a graffiti drawing of Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere, a longtime Montreal police spokesman and one of the most visible faces of the force.

Police defended the decision to proceed with charges. Spokeswoman Anie Lemieux says it’s zero tolerance when lawyers, judges or police officers are believed to be targeted. (Instagram)

The endless struggle between free speech and security concern, it seems — what does everybody think about this?

16:08 // 1 year ago
April 3, 2013
nationalpost:

Homophobic insults force gay restaurant owners in small Manitoba town to close up shopA pair of gay restaurateurs is closing up shop in Morris, Man., saying they are sick of being the target of anti-gay slurs. Pots N Hands, which advertises “home cooked meals,” opened in the community of 1,700 70 kilometres south of Winnipeg just four months ago.Ever since, alleges owner Dave Claringbould, he and his partner have been assailed by homophobic slurs, such as a customer asking if his plate of food was diseased.“They should get the hell out of here. I don’t really like them — the service and who they are,” resident Aaron Kleinsasse told the Winnipeg Free Press this week.Since word of the verbal attacks first became public, other locals have tried to bolster the new business by eating there or sending messages of support. But Claringbould says he has experienced homophobia in a small town before and knows some people will never change their attitudes. (Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press)

Most disturbing part bolded, italicized above.

nationalpost:

Homophobic insults force gay restaurant owners in small Manitoba town to close up shop
A pair of gay restaurateurs is closing up shop in Morris, Man., saying they are sick of being the target of anti-gay slurs. Pots N Hands, which advertises “home cooked meals,” opened in the community of 1,700 70 kilometres south of Winnipeg just four months ago.

Ever since, alleges owner Dave Claringbould, he and his partner have been assailed by homophobic slurs, such as a customer asking if his plate of food was diseased.

“They should get the hell out of here. I don’t really like them — the service and who they are,” resident Aaron Kleinsasse told the Winnipeg Free Press this week.

Since word of the verbal attacks first became public, other locals have tried to bolster the new business by eating there or sending messages of support. But Claringbould says he has experienced homophobia in a small town before and knows some people will never change their attitudes. (Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press)

Most disturbing part bolded, italicized above.

16:27 // 1 year ago
March 22, 2013
nationalpost:

Alberta man may be first to sell house for bitcoin virtual currency
Like countless young men across North America, Taylor More likes sports and hanging out with friends. And if his latest project pans out he’ll be unique — the first person to sell a house for bitcoins.Mr. More’s two-bedroom bungalow “with beautiful mountain views” is priced at the equivalent of $405,000 in bitcoins.A so-called crypto-currency that exists only electronically, bitcoin was created in 2009 and has grown in popularity, the darling of digital enthusiasts and, increasingly, doubtful types who value the anonymity and ease of doing business it provides.

If Bitcoins are worth so much, why are they, based on the graphic above, designed to look like shoddy Ducktails derivatives that Scrooge McDuck would’ve thrown out of his money pit? Someone get these cryptographic techies a designer.

nationalpost:

Alberta man may be first to sell house for bitcoin virtual currency

Like countless young men across North America, Taylor More likes sports and hanging out with friends. And if his latest project pans out he’ll be unique — the first person to sell a house for bitcoins.

Mr. More’s two-bedroom bungalow “with beautiful mountain views” is priced at the equivalent of $405,000 in bitcoins.

A so-called crypto-currency that exists only electronically, bitcoin was created in 2009 and has grown in popularity, the darling of digital enthusiasts and, increasingly, doubtful types who value the anonymity and ease of doing business it provides.

If Bitcoins are worth so much, why are they, based on the graphic above, designed to look like shoddy Ducktails derivatives that Scrooge McDuck would’ve thrown out of his money pit? Someone get these cryptographic techies a designer.

13:20 // 1 year ago
October 17, 2012
14:42 // 1 year ago
September 20, 2012
Can’t say we were expecting this headline when we went to Politico this morning.

Can’t say we were expecting this headline when we went to Politico this morning.

2:36 // 1 year ago