Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand says he may have to tell MPs, including those who swept to government on a wave of fraudulent phone calls, to police themselves better. So, how’s self-regulation worked out to date? There are now over 1100 credible reports from Canadians that they were illegally told fake/misleading information designed to suppress their vote. 0 charges have been laid. Maybe Marc “Poulet” Mayrand should do something concrete, now, instead of passing the torch to the foxes in the hen house?
The investigation into 1/200th of the conspiracy (in Guelph specifically) has taken over a year, and lost evidence that would have provided video proof from security footage. And it sounds like Elections Canada still hasn’t managed to legally compel the Conservative Party of Canada to hand over backups of their CIMS voter database from April and May of 2011.
“Mr. Mayrand had committed to return to the committee in June to update MPs on the robo-calls investigation but Tuesday he suggested it would be too soon.
“‘While I am available … I believe an appearance at this time would be premature as it is unlikely that I will be in a position to provide any additional information on the investigation.’
“He warned it could be up to 10 months – March 31, 2013 – before he issued a report on misleading calls including automated calls.
“That doesn’t preclude Mr. Mayrand from handing files over to Ottawa’s Director of Public Prosecutions at any time if he thinks there is sufficient evidence to warrant charges under Canadian law.
I was hoping Elections Canada could atone for its flagrant lack of punitive oversight by bringing charges against at least one person connected to the crimes we all know took place on May 2, 2011. It’s failing, and I’m losing hope there are more good people than bad or manipulated ones at the top of our election agency. The time for talk and stalling is long over. Show your cards, Mayrand, show them to Parliament! If the MPs won’t listen, maybe they will after your limp, bumbling, once-respected organization grows a spine and some urgency and presses charges against Conservatives we know (from court documents) are involved.
A report to Parliament a full two years after a serious crime that calls the legitimacy of our government into question? What priority is higher than determining our lawmakers are legitimately elected? Assume the Prime Minister was replaced by a double, and there were 1100 Canadians who came forward with recordings and affidavits to claim this was true. Do you think it would take 730 days for the second report to MPs (the majority of whom are under the thumb of alleged alien) outlining how to prevent future imposter/Prime Minister replacements in the future? It’s that bloody absurd, seriously.
First published on Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff.