Posts Tagged ‘campaigns’

Conservative Campaign Scandal

January 16, 2013

Conservatives buy their way out of buying the 2006 election.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/10/election-spending-conservative-party-canada_n_1086475.html

CPC gets $47 million a year in public money.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_political_financing_in_Canada

Robocall scandal. Or you could just google it, plenty of good reading out there.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jim-harris/robocalls-scandal_b_1305397.html

National Post “So called scandal”
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/06/conservatives-drop-appeal-of-in-and-out-ruling/

Toronto Sun “So called case”
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/10/tories-make-deal-in-campaign-overspending-case

In defense of what i’ve said here, not mentioned. The papers both used ‘so called’ to refer to the phrase “in and out” often used in reference to this crime not to the validity of the crime itself. But use of the phrases “so called scandal” and “so call case” don’t just undermine the naming of the crime, they undermine the crime itself. Especially as read by the average Newspaper reader who often skims an article to get the general idea. The planting of certain phrases is integral to modern day journalism gone propaganda in the mainstream.

Also not mentioned is the NDP’s $344k fine in 2010 for illegal campaign funding practices. Again, completely un-exceptable! Difference is, the NDP didn’t win. They’re also not changing our laws or dismantling our democracy. For now.

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You Can’t Vote With Your Wallet

April 3, 2010

I don’t want to vote with my wallet, I want to vote with my damn vote. Is that too much to ask in a democracy? I would like to see some big changes, can i vote for that somewhere? For me to be an actual member of this democratic tribe I need to have some sort of state legitimized ‘say’ on how we proceed. With partisan politics and government thoroughly infested with corporate influence, my opinion is completely un-registrable within the governing of this group- I am not a voting member. (more…)

War, a cause worth fighting for.

February 9, 2009

If you’re not Canadian, I’m sure you have a similar campaign in your western nation you can relate to. Proud Canadians put yellow ribbons on their vehicles proclaiming: Support our Troops. Which, of course, really means support the war (more…)

Harper

September 22, 2008

Seen the ads where Harper goes on about playing cards with his kids and such? Motto- “Family is everything”. I guess (more…)

Election details here

September 19, 2008

The conservatives left me a flyer today, ive got to clean off the “no conservative flyers” sign. . . ..They’ve put 6 bullet points on the paper. first 2: ‘Fair tax’ and ‘Safe streets’. Vague, but positive points i guess. 3) ‘Respect for troops’- who the (more…)