After 2011 voter-suppression fraud, Conservatives remain unrepentant - 2015-10-18

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F185.png After 2011 voter-suppression fraud, Conservatives remain unrepentant October 18, 2015, Michael Keefer, blogs, rabble.ca

I have proposed that there were elements of farce in the trial of Michael Sona -- in which the prosecution's star witness, against whom there was serious material evidence, was given immunity to confabulate, while the accused was convicted on evidence not unlike that of the jailhouse snitches whose testimony is used to sew up corrupt criminal trials in the U.S.

There are other instances as well in which the Canadian state's response to the vote-suppression fraud of 2011 may provoke derisive -- or despairing -- laughter. One of these has been touched on in a previous essay: the absurd declaration of the Commissioner of Canada Elections that he could find no evidence of criminal intention in the fraudulent calls except in Guelph. Two others also deserve our attention.

"Follow the money" is a standard principle in criminal investigation: one might therefore expect that allegations of financial improprieties, involving one of Harper's ministers and possibly connected to the funding of electoral illegalities, might arouse the interest of investigative agencies.

Once again, don't hold your breath.

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