Thursday, July 19, 2012

Federal Court goes to the crux of the voter suppression issue

In today's decision, the Court summarizes exactly what the issue is, its importance, and the reason why every Canadian of every political party should be concerned by the alleged vote suppression actions in the May 2 2011 election:

The court said the case revolves around serious concerns about the integrity of Canada's electoral system.

"Far from being frivolous or vexatious, or an obvious abuse, the applications raise serious issues about the integrity of the democratic process in Canada," Milczynski wrote.

The applicants identified "practices that if proven, point to a campaign of activities that would seek to deny eligible voters their right to vote and/or manipulate or interfere with that right being exercised freely," she continued.

Failure to bring such serious allegations before the courts could shake public confidence and trust in the electoral process, Milczynski added
We are lucky to have an independent judiciary, and the rule of law applying here.


  1. How refreshing... the simple expressions of intelligent thought and reason by a judge .. versus the protestations, motions, machinations, denials and repeated use of 'baseless smears' by our elected government and anointed cabinet fools and their endless supply of extremely expensive lawyers and parliamentary secretaries and deputy ministers..

  2. We must be very careful not to let harper tamper with our judiciary. He will try to control in his corrupt way.

  3. Yes, we need to be ever vigilant, and to stand on guard for Canada. History shows that the road to totalitarianism is an easy one, starting with little things like obvious and publicly demonstrated contempt for our Parliament and our democratic conventions.


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