CFN – The Robo Call scandal doesn’t want to die. I personally find it interesting. After the charges are proven to be true it wouldn’t be the first time the Harper Government has shown a disdain for what’s right or wrong or supporting true Democracy in Canada.
Canadian voters seemed to have no problem with the Bev Oda issue or Odagate as it was called. It was less than 8,000 votes that gave Stephen Harper his much sought after majority government.
That’s 8,000 votes spread over 13 ridings. That’s not much. Robo Calls could have been the difference in many of those and other ridings.
So if proven to be true and judging from public response many have already convicted the Harper government, what next?
By elections in riding’s touched? A new general election? I’ve heard back from two Federal leaders so far.
From Elizabeth May, Green Party leader and MP for Saanich – Gulf Islands
The robo-calls scandal is a far more serious matter than the sponsorship scandal. The Sponsorship Scandal was only about money. This is about democracy. This is an affront to the most sacred part of our society — the right to vote.”
“The Conservatives were the first Government in the history of Canada to be found guilty of contempt of Parliament. Now they are showing contempt for democracy itself. Keeping the public shut out of Parliamentary committees, misleading to Parliament, cheating on election expenses and now defrauding citizens of their right to vote. The “Robo-call” scandal is just the newest manifestation of Stephen Harper’s strong tendancy to always act as if the ends justify the means.”
I thought I’d hear from Mr. Rae, but he’s yet to respond.
The bottom line is that we Canadian voters need to wake up fast. We need to get more involved in political living in this country because the vast majority of those that don’t vote need to bring their voices back to the table.
We need to hold our politicians accountable for their actions before it’s too late for all of us.
What I find most interesting are the words being spoken by our Prime Minister. If Robo Calls are proven to be true should he have to resign? Trying to flip it back at the Liberals seems to be desperation. With the entire world watching these sound bites can be devastating not only to our internal political life, but what the optics are around the world as Canada sees its good name tarnished further.
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