Conservative Canadians are sympathizing with their captors.
Just happy to have finally kicked the pesky 2 year election cycle with a Conservative “stable” majority government, the fact that it was tainted (more correctly “stolen“) by rampant electoral fraud doesn’t seem to sway everyone into calling for justice.
Fortunately there are still Canadians willing to Stand on Guard for Thee.
Tens of thousands of Canadians are getting active. Forgive us if, as Canadian citizens who have known overwhelmingly free and fair elections for decades, if we’re a little rusty in figuring out how to respond to a government that earned its majority thanks to a centrally-directed criminal conspiracy of electoral fraud.
To expand on Ross K’s (no relation to me) idea that Canadians are learning to like being cheated and abused:
Because if we all just decide to shrug our shoulders in the end?Well, the entire country could become one big Saanich Gulf-Islands, circa, 2008 wherein all involved parties get to walk away smiling, and shaking hands, and assembling war chests for the next time.Ya.Next time.Think about that for a moment…One riding in 2008…Thirty-one, or sixty-two, or ninety-four ridings in 2011…So.How many, then, in 2015?
The Borg are here. The rise of the robocall machines. “Borg? Sounds Swedish.” – Star Trek character remarks. Stockholm is in Sweden (just a coincidence, I assure you ;).
“The line must be drawn HERE!” – Captain Picard in Star Trek: First Contact
But they really have no escape. They’ve repeated the “in-and-out” scandal [unexplained $15,000.01 transfers to Quebec ridings]. They’ve had American election strategists campaigning for them [from Front Porch Strategies]. They’ve got people testifying that they were told to lie and say they were from Elections Canada and that they were giving out information they later discovered was fraudulent.
Six years ago [in 2005], as opposition leader, [Harper] wrote these words in an essay published by the Montreal Gazette: “Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions and incompetent or corrupt governments can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy.”