CuriosityCat: Robocon: Why Law Professors will rub their hands with glee over the Commissioner’s Report

Counsellor Shrybman: The Doubter One thing is for sure: for the next two decades or more, constitutional law professors in every law university in Canada will be rubbing their hands in delight at being able to present to law students the report of a commissioner into electoral fraud, and a point-by-point analysis of the commissioner’s ...

Calgary Grit: Is the big blue machine slowing down?

Stephen Harper has faced many a scandal before, and has weathered each one. In the lead up to the 2011 election, it seemed like something new popped up each day – there was Bev Oda’s orange juice and trouble with “nots”, Bruce Carson’s fraud charges and escorts, Jason Kenney’s use of government resources to target ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Sunday reading. – Gerald Kaplan discusses how the privileges of power have contributed to the utterly callous response to the Lac-Mégantic rail explosion by Stephen Harper and Ed Burkhardt: For me, of all Burkhardt’s outrageous statements nothing surpasses his public accusation that the train’s engineer, Tom Harding, was responsible for the ...

somecanuckchick dot com: If my password-protected database was used in the commission of a crime…

If my password-protected database was used in the commission of a crime… I would call the police immediately. Also, I would expect same database to be seized by the police during the investigation. But that’s just me, I guess.

The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Fed Court’s Election Fraud Finding Implicates Conservatives

The Federal Court ruling states 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.” An attack on Canadian democracy. The post Robocalls: Fed Court’s Election Fraud Finding Implicates Conservatives appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review: May 3, 2012

Thursday, May 3 saw yet another debate over the Cons’ use of time allocation – this time respecting the omnibus budget bill which features so many radical changes that demand serious discussion. And not surprisingly, the opposition parties raised plenty of entirely valid concerns, while the Cons obfuscated and ran out the clock. The Big ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

My name is Jennifer Smith, and I’m a robocaller. No, not that robocaller. Compared to Mr. Poutine I’m small potatoes, really. I just called a few hundred of my supporters in Ward 2 in Milton on the eve of the 2010 municipal election to remind them to get out and vote for me as town ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

My name is Jennifer Smith, and I’m a robocaller. No, not that robocaller. Compared to Mr. Poutine I’m small potatoes, really. I just called a few hundred of my supporters in Ward 2 in Milton on the eve of the 2010 municipal election to remind them to get out and vote for me as town ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Confessions of a RoboCaller

My name is Jennifer Smith, and I’m a robocaller. No, not that robocaller. Compared to Mr. Poutine I’m small potatoes, really. I just called a few hundred of my supporters in Ward 2 in Milton on the eve of the 2010 municipal election to remind them to get out and vote for me as town ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – In the latest on Robocon, John Ivison rightly notes that the scandal figures to give many Canadians a long-overdue first look at the Cons’ computerized voter information. Meanwhile, Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher note that the Cons’ spending in last year’s election campaign is coming under scrutiny ...