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The Elections Canada report: it's worse than whitewashing

With both hands tied behind its back, Elections Canada could not access evidence of deliberate vote suppression in 2011. That's not quite the exoneration that the Conservatives are claiming.

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The challenges for charities of disclosing fundraising costs

It's not that often that charities law and criminal law intersect, but the decision of R. v. Gour, decided June 28, 2012, did just that. The case was about an individual, Adam Gour, who had contracted to fundraise for charity, and his and his contractor's failure to disclose the commissions that would be earned. The court concluded this was a fraud. The case is only six pages long, and makes for a compelling read.

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Stephen Harper stole the 2011 election? 'Robocall' investigation of fraud

Pat Martin: "The Conservatives have once again lowered the bar of ethical standards... and undermined the integrity of our electoral institutions in a way that is unprecedented in Canadian politics."

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The Europe-wide scam is one of the latest in a series of carbon credit scandals mounting worldwide as the industry booms.
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