RoboCon: Fading

What are you kidding? RoboCon isn’t fading. This scandal started before May 2, 2011 with harassing phone calls to Liberals in Volpe’s riding (see CBC story if curious), and caught Elections Canada (EC) off guard on election day so they ordered warnings sent out in the media of fake phone calls purporting to be from them. Then Elizabeth May and others complained to EC, which triggered an investigation that led to RackNine in Alberta. The trail led to Pierre Poutine of Separatist St., Quebec. Then the Ottawa Citizen/National Post dug up the story and made it front page news Feb. 22nd, 2012 where it’s gripped political discussion in Canada since then. A scandal of this magnitude, still hot weeks later will not fade for long even if the main stream media gets distracted before the investigations run their course in multiple ridings across the country.

As I’ve mentioned before, the level of interest in content on my website regarding RoboCalls/RoboCon is akin to election-level interest in politics. There are a lot of people googling for details, and coming through Liblogs and Progblogs and elsewhere. There are hundreds, or thousands of people interested in crowdsourcing to uncover the mystery behind Poutine and the Robocalls. Who ordered them? Who knew, and when did they know? These answers will lead to prison sentences for those guilty. This kind of scandal doesn’t fade, even if it naps a little. The level of scandal eats Prime Ministers for dinner.

It doesn’t take loose-lipped Conservative MPs to confirm what I’d already deduced about the Conservative campaign’s voter information system, and obtained from my sources. The evidence is welcome to keep coming though, as are the non-denials and non-refutations from the Conservatives’ friends in the media.

“They’ve got all these 308 ridings across the country, but they do the match up for us. We don’t do it ourselves, in terms of the addition [of phone numbers]. I don’t know how it works for others, the new dump of stuff as it kind of progresses through the campaign and then trying to marry those numbers, that’s all done by our national office, at least within the Conservative Party.”

Liberals told The Hill Times on Tuesday their party does not maintain central control over campaign voting lists and voter identification numbers, and a senior NDP official, Brad Lavigne, recently told CBC’s The House that NDP electoral districts maintain their own voter lists.

Mr. Vellacott said he believes the Conservative Party manages the lists and matches voter identification telephone numbers centrally because it has the capacity and the expertise that the job requires.

(Emphasis added, to show the Liberals or NDP would have had extreme technical and secrecy difficulty pulling off the RoboCon fraud.)
The theories for how to solve RoboCon are welcome to keep coming too. I think the correct theory (for solving) has already been identified, but there are no doubt surprising names and facts yet to be revealed publicly.

And remember, if the Conservatives’ national voter information database (CIMS) were to fall into the wrong hands, it would be a disaster. Someone could steal an election using that information in a nefarious way! Oh, wait a minute.


3 responses to “RoboCon: Fading

  1. I hear that the Fed government will allow Elections Canada to do more in depth investigations into election irregularities. Something I did not know Elections Canada could not do already.

    Something tells me the Tories are going to use this against the Libs/NDP in some way. Just give it time.

  2. Weeks later and still plenty of name calling from the left, no eveidence mind you, but lots of name calling. Those on the left, as witnessed during Question period today, love to fire off innuendo, accusations, and a ton of “The Conservatives are hiding something”. However, if this is such a scandal, such that it changed the outcome of the election, depriving Liberal candidates of their winning on election day, if that truly is the case, why haven’t we heard from one single Canadian voter telling us that “Yes, I received a robophonecall that was so powerful it changed the way I was going to vote.” or, “Yes, I received a phone call that told me to go to the wrong polling station and then when I went there it wasn’t the right one so I went home and didn’t vote.” Is it because they don`t want to be known as perhaps the stupidest person in Canada? Or is it because it never happened? Tell ya what, you choose…….


    • You’re incorrect, sorry. Wait, I’m not sorry for you. There is plenty of evidence. Here’s more than you’ll care to read through. And there are voters saying they were impacted by the illegal calls. Their feelings on them are irrelevant. You don’t let an attempted murderer go free, so why an attempted election thief?

      Actual recording of a Poutine robocall

      There are also solid theories backed by evidence, public information, and logic, that will be shown to be correct when EC or the RCMP release details in court.

      And there’s a previously convicted (criminal) organization. They’ve done most of it before. including in S-GI in 2008 by robocalling for an NDP candidate no longer running.

      And this organization’s organizers talked openly about the sort of crimes used in RoboCon, at a Manning Centre course, according to a well respected witness.

      Your feeble defence of the Conservative Party at this point in history will be something anthropologists will study, to learn how good people choose to defend bad people/organizations, and what makes others stand up for what is just and fair.

      Read the following in the context of Jean Chretien, and Adscam:

      At worst, he personally ordered it done and chose the people who executed the plan. At the very least, he fostered an attitude within the party […], chose the managers of the people who committed these crimes and completely and utterly failed to exercise any oversight, supervision or leadership.
      In the end, it doesn’t really matter where [his] actions or lack of them fall on that scale. He is the leader and a leader is responsible for the actions of the people he leads.
      If he had a right or honourable bone in his body, he’d admit that and resign immediately.

      Except that wasn’t written about Jean Chretien or Adscam. It’s a description of Stephen Harper’s Adscam-level, career ending event.

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