Anyone who believes that the anti-democratic robo-calls were not made directly on the orders of the upper echelons of the CPC is just hopelessly nieve. This was not some guy in a basement but an organized and concerted effort on the part of the Conservatives to thwart the democratic process and since the organization that did it directly billed Stephen Harper's constituency office, it is clear that the PM is directly implicated.
However, whether Elections Canada can actually press any charges remains to be seen. What is very clear, regardless of charges, is that Elections Canada should nullify the last election on the very clear basis that the results are tainted by the Conservatives' dirty tricks. This is no less than the conservatives would call for if the calls had been sponsored by the LPC or the NDP and one of those parties had won. If the previous election continues to stand then Canada can think of itself as nothing less than another banana republic where the ruling party does anything it likes to stay in power. The CPC has demonstrated again and again that it is nothing short of a criminal organization that routinely breaks election laws in order to get elected. And with their recent gerrymandering of the electoral districts our country is now in the grips of a dictatorship, the likes of which will only be eliminated with active revolution. Do it now or do it years from now, it will have to be done eventually because with all this law-breaking it should be clear that this cabal will never give up power until they are forced to do so by the active will of the majority who oppose them.
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