- March 18, 2012 - 18:13
Interesting article, considering that the only party that has been proven to have made illegal robocalls during the campaign is the Liberal campaign in Guelph. They made a series of automated calls misrepresenting and attacking the Conservative candidate, without identifying who was behind the calls and using an unidentified phone number that could not be called back. I think there should be charges laid and a by-election held in Guelph.
- Gopal Das
- March 14, 2012 - 09:18
Unfortunately, there are still tons of voter scams out there…There is a new iPhone app recently released, called Scam Detector, which exposes like 500 scams. It is worth checking it out, if you have an iPhone. The app is also online - they have a free web version, if interested. Google it, it's kinda cool, actually.
- Cyril Rogers
- March 10, 2012 - 17:49
It should have become clear to anybody not in complete denial that Harper was both hypocritical and evasive from the day he assumed power. There were, and are, numerous examples of how he circumvented democracy to acheive his own lust for power. I am bemused that people are only now realizing what a tyrant he really is. I just hope it is not too late for the re-emergence of democracy in this country. Having said that, it behooves the opposition to begin to show that they have the moral backbone to change some of their own past tactics.
- adam Kosh
- March 10, 2012 - 15:47
The people leading the present government in Ottawa are not Conservatives, but the Evangelical Fundamentalist remnants of the Reform Party disguised as Conservatives. It should be made clear that Steven Harper, Jim Flaherty, Preston Manning et al. practice Stealth Evangelism as thought by Ralph Reed, President George W. Bush's adviser. Religion is Religion and Government is Government and the two mustn't sleep together in the same bed.
- mike blacklock
- March 10, 2012 - 15:36
It begins to look like some ridings may have been won because of the Robo Calls. If that is the case I agree.... a Fast Track enquiry must be held leading to by elections within the next three months. I seem to remember some time ago..Mr.Harper (Who I supported)....running on a platform of ethics and honesty in Politics...should he continue to fight these allegations..then many people will take a fresh look at a Prime Mininister who originally offered so much Promise to Canadians....How sad!
- Steve Abbott
- March 10, 2012 - 12:09
An enquiry needs to be phased with both an expedited fast track and a fast track. The expedited fast track should determine where fraud might have affected the outcome of the election, so that by-elections can be held immediately. The legitimacy or illigitimacy of the government hangs on the result of by-elections, and they should not be delayed. The fast track enquiry is needed to determine whether criminal charges are recommended, to consider whether "mandatory minimum sentences" for election fraud should be imposed, and to determine whether parties or individuals within them should be banned from Canadian politics, or returned to likely offend again after their sentences are served.
- March 10, 2012 - 08:56