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| September 24, 2015
Michael Sona and Stephen Harper, in happier times.
| September 9, 2015

Minimizing the Conservative electoral fraud scandal

That 2011 voter-suppression scandal, the "robocalls" fraud: it was all smoke and mirrors, right? So how could Harper's Conservatives have organized a fraud that never happened?

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| September 8, 2015
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'Mother Canada': Harper builds another monument to himself

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For those who still don't fully understand the game, the "Mother Canada" controversy should provide some enlightenment.

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February 27, 2015 |
After the Conservatives orchestrated widespread electoral fraud against voters in the 2011 election their legal bills from the court challenge are being paid by taxpayers.
| February 25, 2015

Harper's election reforms make voter suppression easier

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In the name of clamping down on "voter fraud," the Conservatives have brought in election reforms that will actually make it easier for voter suppression to go undetected in the future.

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Stage is set for more voter fraud in next election

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If you're a low-level political operative, the conviction of Conservative party staffer Michael Sona for his role in the robocall scandal may well have deterred you from committing voter fraud in the future.

But if you're a high-level political operative, the outcome of Sona's trial probably left you emboldened.

With a federal election looming, the stage is set for more voter fraud. But this time there's very little chance we'll ever find out about it, due to changes the Conservatives have made in Canada's election laws.

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Fair Elections Act? It's all a Con game!

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Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre's first piece of legislation, Bill C-23 (the so-called Fair Elections Act), turns out to be a Con game. This should come as no surprise given the Minister's record as Mr Harper's obfuscator in chief, beginning with his full-throated defence of the 2006 'in and out' expense laundering scheme perpetrated by the Conservatives.

The government's spin on the Unfair Elections Act (and "spin" is putting politely what is now clearly a deception strategy) is a stream of "war is peace" doublespeak. They say they are encouraging voting when they are actively seeking to suppress many voters' rights.

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