I’ll be around, but justice will be working on its homework, and set to deliver their assignment about 600 days late. Marks may be deducted for lack of punctuality. The criminally guilty get a second Christmas on the wrong side of jail cell bars.
Some polls besides Ekos clearly show that fraud calls happened across the country. As EC released warnings about the calls, reports for the calls may have dropped, as potential complainants would possibly be aware that EC was working on the investigation. Their trust may have been misplaced, as the story surged into the spotlight nine months later as being unsolved and unpunished. It remains unpunished today, despite being partially solved.
Harper said most complaints only surfaced after the election, suggesting they come from sore losers.
“As I have become aware, apparently Elections Canada received virtually none of these complaints during the campaign outside of Guelph, but now it is receiving all of these complaints nine months after the election,” he said during daily question period.
However, some complaints were filed before the May 2 vote.
David Bertschi, the Liberal candidate in Ottawa-Orleans, filed a complaint with Elections Canada in the midst of the election campaign, on April 19, 2011. Bertschi said the complaint detailed live, harassing calls received by about 35 voters in the riding.
“We complained before the election so the sore loser moniker doesn’t apply,” he said in an interview.
The callers purported to be calling on behalf of Bertschi’s campaign but then aggressively questioned those who indicated they were inclined to vote Liberal. They would call back repeatedly on the same day, with each call becoming progressively more aggressive, Bertschi said.
He supplied Elections Canada with the names of those who’d received the calls. He said the agency got back to him asking for more evidence, including tape recordings of the calls, which he could not provide.
Later in the campaign, Bertschi said some Orleans voters also complained of receiving robocalls falsely advising them that the location of their polling stations had changed. He did not file a separate complaint with Elections Canada on those calls.
Four percent (4%) of Canadians – which amounts to roughly one million adult Canadians most of whom are in Ontario, ‘strongly agree’ that in the last federal election they received a call that deliberately tried to confuse them about the polling station at which they were to vote.
Democracy was attacked by Conservative-backing mystery people with access to robodialers and call centres. If prosecutors and judges don’t take this kind of crime seriously, then Canada is no longer a free country with fair elections.