The judge in the Council of Canadians’ challenge to 6 Conservative MPs election victories on May 2, 2011, will rule in the coming year he’s indicated. It may be April or later until we have a bilingual ruling on the most important court case in the land. I expect appeals no matter which way, meaning it will then go to the Supreme Court of Canada, where the resulting by-elections will be further delayed. This means the earliest we can hope for a small token of justice if criminal charges don’t materialize before then (they won’t, sadly), may be 2014! Gag me with a wooden spoon, or stick a fork in this country, it’s done. I hope Judge Mosely realizes the importance of having by-elections to give a fair election back to the people in the 6 challenged ridings, and finds a way to rule so justice is served.
The Conservatives, rather than submitting evidence of their own, put their whole case on discrediting the research done to demonstrate how voters were attacked by misleading and harassing phone calls. It’s telling they didn’t choose to even dispute that there were misleading calls accross the country, instead they went with some lies:
Rather than caring that voters felt manipulated by illegal robocalls, the Conservatives and their trolls are claiming the SCOC wouldn’t want byelections unless 1 voter from each affected riding comes forward to testify that they were duped.
Really easy to find those kind of witnesses to the crime, eh? Why not just look at the call logs, and who made the illegal calls to prove the crime, and the need for by-elections?
Justice is being denied, by the delay. Months have passed; it’s too long! Years are set to pass. Our poor country, can it bear it? I almost can’t.
What’s a people to do when the authorities figure it’s okay to let an illegitimate government rule while investigators and judges are busy crossing t’s and dotting i’s in their overlycareful legal proceedings?