With 12 days to election day, exclusionary “leaders’ debates” will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. The Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau is vying with the Conservative Party’s Erin O’Toole to lead the next government.
Will attempts to divide the polity by soliciting opposition to so-called anti-vaxxers or support for decreed measures which would have people fired who, for reasons of their own, oppose wearing masks or getting vaccinated, turn things in favour of one cartel party or another? Will violent protests throwing gravel and other things at Trudeau and interference in the election from various quarters manage to make Trudeau look like a saviour or a devil and turn things around in favour of one cartel party or another? [More]
In this election and the 2019 Federal Election, prospective candidates did not have to come up with a $1,000 deposit to register. Also, for the first time a witness to the nomination signatures for candidates did not have to appear at the Returning Office and candidates were able to obtain nomination signatures through emails and faxes.
This is thanks to Kieran Szuchewycz who launched a successful 2017 Charter Challenge after he was not able to have the witnesses to his nominations appear at the returning office in the 2015 federal election and the Returning Officer refused to process his nomination even though he had the signatures and his $1,000 deposit. [More]
In the Manitoba riding of St. Boniface — St. Vital, (Winnipeg) fourteen candidates have united to highlight their demand for electoral reform and remind electors about the Trudeau Liberal betrayal of its 2015 election promise to end the first-past-the-post method of counting votes.
The fourteen include Sébastien CoRhino, leader of the Parti Rhinoceros Party and 13 independents. All told there will be 21 candidates on the ballot, including those standing for the Conservatives, Greens, Liberals, NDP, Peoples’ Party, Veterans Coalition Party and a 14th independent. [More]
Canadians have not forgotten that Justin Trudeau broke his promise to make the 2015 election the last first-past-the-post (FPTP) election. Canadians remain unsatisfied with the archaic and out-of-touch political system which Justin Trudeau and Erin O’Toole call a democracy. An opportunity every few years to vote for the lesser evil is a far cry from what Canadians deserve. Our democracy is one that is designed to keep the voices of ordinary people out and concentrate power in the hands of a few. People feel disillusioned with voting for those that don’t represent them. Instead of accepting apathy and alienation, we decided to do the opposite; and engaged directly with our democracy to make ourselves heard. We now are happy to celebrate our success in creating the longest federal ballot seen in this country’s 150 year history. [More]