ConCalls: Michael Sona Found Guilty of Being Pierre Poutine in #RoboCon

While Sona’s been found guilty of one charge, questions remain about how he would have managed to have log files removed from CPC Headquarter’s computer database known as CIMS.

Sona did not have computer access, or skills to perform that part of the cover-up, so how did those log files go missing. How did unnamed Conservatives in Ottawa avoid obstruction charges for their apparent participation?

The judge didn’t believe the liar Andrew Prescott. Why’d he believe any of the other Conservative staffers who were telling the same sort of lies, we may never know.

Yeah, they did give him immunity to compel testimony.

So kids, if you commit election fraud in Canada, move to Alberta, or Kuwait, and you’ll be free. As it stands now, the Conservatives last election overspent on multiple campaigns, and at least in Guelph (and actually in hundreds of other ridings too not mentioned in this verdict) took steps to misdirect voters away from polls. The party of Contempt for democracy is the party of election fraud.

Trudeau Makes Senate Change in Liberal Party

This is a clear about-face from being willing to welcome Mac Harb back into the Liberal fold. I really wonder which idea is actually Trudeau’s.

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Meanwhile, RoboCop Fantino while being accused of breaking the Elections Act, remains Minister of Being Really Old and Crotchety.

So the crazy Conservatives like Harper are blaming a ‘union of Veterans’, betting the crazier more rabid of their supporters hate unions more than they support troops and veterans.

Part 1 #OilConVoid – Neil Young Hints At Unspeakable Canadian Civil War

I’m starting a short series of 3 blog posts today deliberately with the top climate change story in Canada. There are huge stories also in the RoboCon election fraud scandal, and the PMO-Senate scandals, but it’s climate change that will have the longest lasting impact in Canada and the world.

Canadians have been fortunate for a long time, in that few of us consider the possibility of living through a war on our own soil. Most Canadians are people, however. All people on Earth are at risk of experiencing war, and Canada is even involved in one today, but not in North America. Take a moment, and consider what situations could bring about a war here. What do people fight over, and what are some examples from around the world today?

-Religious differences, {unemployment/poverty} economic disparity leading to political upheaval, resource shortages {oil}, colonialization, etc.
Defending a home or water supply has caused people in some parts of the world to resort to guerrilla war, or terrorism, to resist annihilation. Canada’s been prepared for such an event as few as 31 years ago, with its Top Secret PROFUNC concentration camp plan kept in many RCMP detachments.


I hope Neil Young’s support of the Treaties and First Nations people being killed by corrupt political ideology, becomes a cultural turning point in our country.

“Believe me, these people are not going to sit back and let Canada, modern Canada, roll over them,” Young said. “They’re not saying it, but they’re feeling it. And you can’t do this. Canada can’t just walk over everyone.”

On seeing the Tarsands first hand from the ground:
“That was 1 of 50 sites. The one we saw was the cleanest one, it’s the best looking one, it’s the poster child, and it’s one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”

On the Conservatives in Ottawa, Young says, “It’s all marketing, it’s all big money.”

Now you know why Conservatives in Ottawa are willing to break laws, further oppress First Nations, and ruin Canada’s reputation, to serve their oil company masters.

In Part 2, next on my blog, you’ll read a bit about how the Conservatives go about getting willing-donor-money to gain unrestricted power in order to spend everyone’s tax money on subsidizing the tarsands’ oil companies.

ConCalls: Election Fraud Makes You Look Electable

I think over $500 for personal care products and services is even worse than Bev Oda’s $16 orange juice expense scandal.

Spysplaining

The CSEC commish, entrusted to the task of ensuring CSEC doesn’t break the law during its spying on, err, for this country, is not coming out smelling like a rose.

It was a puppet head trifecta today – the new CSEC *watchdog* defending NSA puppet CSEC to the PMO puppet Senate.

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This is my 1500th post on wordpress.com on this blog! My stand-alone WordPress blog posts I’ve still not restored, containing archives circa 2006-2009 are not all included in that number.

You Can Vote, But You Can’t Travel in Canada

This situation is BS.

A Manitoba MP is crying discrimination after two aboriginal women were not allowed to board a plane with her, even though they had tickets.

Niki Ashton, who represents the Churchill riding for the NDP, said Gail and Joyce Nepinak were scheduled to fly to Ottawa from Winnipeg with her on Sunday evening.
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MP Niki Ashton said the Nepinaks were embarrassed when they were not allowed to board the plane. (CBC)

​ The Nepinaks had been invited by the House of Commons to speak at the special committee on missing and murdered indigenous women on Monday.

If an MP (with ID) cannot vouch for a passenger, then the whole point of security is exposed for what it is. It’s not to ensure that the people boarding are who they say they are (or who a trustworthy public figure says), it’s to demand red-tape obedience from lowly people not afforded the human dignity to travel freely. It exposes the system’s racism.

Manitoba to Ottawa is an in-Canada flight. There should be no requirement to have photo ID to travel freely within Canada (especially at the request of Parliament).

Ashton asked to speak to an Air Canada manager but one never showed up.

She said that in many ways this situation is symbolic of the systemic discrimination aboriginal people face in so many areas of their daily lives.

This doesn’t just show Air Canada’s horrible customer service, it shows our airline industry and culture around airport travel is very sick and inhuman.

Made in Canada Scam Plan #cdnpoli

Conservatives are stalling, as they have been for nearly 8 years on both Senate reform and climate change action.

Now:

Misplaced trust, or active covering?

Actively covering for a regret-free industry, is more like it. I think she’s a liar.

The Cons are just trying to make as many people hold off on urgently dealing with air pollution, so fossil fuel companies can make as much as they can by exploiting our atmosphere as an open sewer.

National Post Could Use a Better Headline Writer #cdnpoli #PMO

Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s story — and reputation — still hanging on by a thread

Look, it’s still possible for the MSM to cling to the narrative that the PM didn’t know about the illegal activity going on in his office (that he gave the “go ahead” to, according to Wright in an email). What’s wrong with Coyne and the NatPo giving the PM a fair shake you might ask?

Consider their presentation of the choices:
Knowing about the crime vs. authorizing the crime vs. being so dumb as to not realize there was a crime? “What’s the truth?” we’re asked in a rhetorically suggestive sort of way.

They are all false choices, given the information in the RCMP ITO. There’s a little thing known as Ministerial Responsibility. Let’s let John Baird explain it, as only the best orator in the House can? “One of the essence [sic] of our Parliamentary democracy.”

The Prime Minister is responsible for the alleged illegal actions of Wright. The PM must resign or accept another serious consequence for appointing someone capable of bribery and breach of trust to run his office. If he knew and/or authorized the crime, the RCMP can later charge Harper too. The priority now is to maintain the dignity of the office and position of Prime Minister, by encouraging the current schmuck to vacate the position.

Will the media work toward this mission, or the one indicating the Prime Minister retains credibility after being caught in multiple lies while speaking in the House?

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#Duffy Senate Expense Scandal Explained


Take 15 minutes, and listen to the last 5 years of Canadian politics be summed up off the top of my head.

What’s the PM’s next lie? Pretend he was on Crack, or in a Drunken Stupor when he gave Nigel Wright the go ahead to bribe Duffy?

It’s too late for the Prime Minister to say he’s sincerely, sincerely, sincerely sorry. Resign. Resign today.

ConCalls: Conservatives Caught in Contradiction #RoboCon #cdnpoli

If some Conservatives were lying about when they supposedly spoke to Michael Sona about a robocall scheme, how dependable are similar stories from other Conservatives egged on by the party’s lawyer, Arthur Hamilton?

Some of the most damaging testimony, according to a sworn statement by Elections Canada investigator Allan Mathews, comes from Rebecca Dockstaeder, who worked for CPC MP Chris Warkentin.

According to the Mathews document, Sona allegedly came by her office and that of another Warkentin staffer, John Schudlo, and boasted of his robocalls work “a week to 10 days” after the May 2, 2011 election. That would mean between May 9 and May 12.

However travel records show that Sona flew on US Airways to Aruba, in the Caribbean, on May 7 and only returned late on May 14th, a Saturday. He was not back in his office – he worked on communications for Tory MP Rob Moore – until May 16, the Monday.

Let’s examine both the evidence against Sona being Pierre Poutine, and the evidence for that case:

FOR:
– He worked on the Guelph Conservative campaign, 1 of 247 campaigns said by Elections Canada to have experienced irregular robocalls [misleading non-Conservative voters].
– There’s a recording of a bilingual illegal robocall from Guelph, that used the Conservative Information Management System (CIMS) to identify who to phone.
– Conservatives located by the party’s top lawyer, Hamilton, told Elections Canada they each heard a similar story from Sona after the election, bragging about making illegal phonecalls.

AGAINST:
– Sona’s lawyer has evidence that his client was not in Canada at the time some Conservative staff witnesses claimed to have spoken to the accused former Conservative staffer Sona.
– Sona is not bilingual, so could not record a translated version of the call, without assistance. He is the only accused.
– Sona may have had access to CIMS, but not without CPC HQ’s authorization, and they’d have a record of all CIMS access logged in a way that Sona could not delete such logging. The CPC has not provided evidence that Sona’s CIMS account accessed this data. He’d also have no access to phone numbers from other ridings where different calls were made.
Guelph CPC paid Andrew Prescott to make legitimate robocalls for their campaign, through RackNine. That was the same firm Pierre Poutine chose to make illegal robocalls from, using Prescott’s computer.
– It is unanswered how Hamilton managed to sit in on Elections Canada’s interviews with witnesses he’d located for Al Mathews, since he was not representing those witnesses as their lawyer.

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Five of the staffers came to the attention of Mathews thanks to Hamilton, who sat in on the interviews as counsel for the party, which has raised questions about the independence of the investigation.
Mathews testified on Wednesday that the witnesses showed up for the interviews with Hamilton.
“They presented themselves with him in tow,” he said.

What seems more plausible to me than the story put forward by the Conservative Party, is Sona has been made to take the fall for the entire RoboCon conspiracy, which had to have included a systems administrator at CPC HQ to delete log files at a minimum, and grant superuser access to phone numbers across the country. Besides that simple detail, along with his inability to program a bilingual robocall, Elections Canada would appear to be grasping. There should be a charge of obstruction against the Conservative Party’s system admin at the least, for being unable to provide an explanation of why specific logs were destroyed before investigators got to them.

We know the CPC have a long stretch of deleting incriminating files, in part thanks to Mike Duffy.
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