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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Kudos to the CBC for balanced reporting

Of all the media outlets, their headline for this is the most fair and balanced.
Mounties search Tory headquarters
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 | 12:09 PM ET
CBC News

RCMP are searching Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday at the request of Elections Canada.

Elections Canada spokesman John Enright confirmed that elections commissioner William Corbett requested the assistance of the Mounties to execute a search warrant, but he wouldn't say why.

At least two RCMP officers were seen in the 12th-floor party offices. One of the officers later moved to the 17th-floor mailroom.

RCMP Cpl. Jean Hainey said the Mounties were merely assisting.

"It is not an RCMP investigation. We're there to assist, but that's it."
Got that, all you foaming-at-the-mouth Libloggers? "THIS IS NOT AN RCMP INVESTIGATION."

My take? Elections Canada is grasping at straws to try and prove their "In and Out" case. It won't work, because we did nothing wrong... and the case will eventually won by our party.

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18 Comments:

  • At Tue Apr 15, 12:45:00 PM EDT, Blogger Scott Tribe said…

    Gee... a tad defensive?

    It's not just Libloggers.. its Progressive Bloggers who aren't Liberal members who are jumping on this too (or "foaming at the mouth", and with good reason: Elections Canada doesnt go around executing search warrants on parties without a darn good reason.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 12:46:00 PM EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    Did the CPC refuse to release documents requested by Elections Canada?
    Or did EC go for the headlines and photo-op, with RCMP at side?

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 12:49:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Relax...take a pill said…

    Its not an investigation by the rcmp. Elections Canada routinely requests information from parties for these types of matters. Maybe the CPC was playing a bit of hardball who knows...but its nothing to sound the alarms about.

    Elections Canada has a "GOD" like mind set...they seem to know everything about democracy and damn those who think otherwise.

    This is a bitter feud by a governing body over a political party. If anyone should be concerned, it should be about that. A government agency harassing a grassroots political organization.

    Froth at the mouth about that.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 01:00:00 PM EDT, Blogger BBS said…

    "Elections Canada doesnt go around executing search warrants on parties without a darn good reason."

    Actually they do, quite a bit, you just don't normally read about it in the paper.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 01:23:00 PM EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    Seems the only way EC can get the info they want is with a search warrant.:


    '
    Part 6: Effectively Enforcing the Electoral System
    ... Yet the Commissioner is not an investigative body for the purposes of s. 8(2)(e) of the Privacy Act.

    As a result, under the Privacy Act, government institutions are not required to disclose personal information under their control to the Commissioner for the purposes of enforcing the Canada Elections Act, even if the information could be disclosed without a warrant under the search and seizure provisions of s. 8 of the Charter.

    The Commissioner must secure a search warrant for disclosure to be made....'

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 01:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Lord of Wealth said…

    "Elections Canada has a "GOD" like mind set...they seem to know everything about democracy and damn those who think otherwise."

    IT's Their Job, duh!


    "This is a bitter feud by a governing body over a political party. If anyone should be concerned, it should be about that. A government agency harassing a grassroots political organization."

    It would seem that it is the Tories with the God complex, they think they are devine and that minor things like election laws do not count for them, in fact no alegation against them should ever be mentioned or investigated, lest they sue.

    It's the same as Chalk river, Harper and his stooges don't think people should fulfill the criteria of their jobs if it involves disagreeing with them and god forbid if a trained scientist claims to know more than cabinet half wit.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 01:48:00 PM EDT, Blogger James Bowie said…

    The police were called to search the CPC headquarters. Period. That's the story.

    Now make an argument about how your party is transparant and accountable. Please. Come on Mr. Five Priorities.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 01:57:00 PM EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    ''It would seem that it is the Tories with the God complex, they think they are devine and that minor things like election laws do not count for them...

    Ummmm....Adscam
    When are we going to find out who the 12 Liberal candidates were, that received stolen taxpayer money from Liberal bagman Cote?
    $120,000 in $100 bills slipped into Liberal pockets.
    Now THAT should be investigated by Elections Canada!

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 02:11:00 PM EDT, Blogger Lord of Wealth said…

    ""Ummmm....Adscam
    When are we going to find out who the 12 Liberal candidates were, that received stolen taxpayer money from Liberal bagman Cote?
    $120,000 in $100 bills slipped into Liberal pockets.
    Now THAT should be investigated by Elections Canada!""


    As much as Adscam is getting a tired refrain, I agree. I don't give a rats ass who is being corupt, nail them all to a tree.

    But if you are implying "our aledged crime is no worse than theirs" so that makes it ok, I don't buy that. You can't hide indefinately behind the shield of Liberal misdeeds.

    I don't care if it's missuse of 10 percenters, adscam or the old in and out, I want higher standards and considering those higher standards are what the Conservatives ran on, I'm not impressed.

    You guys made it your issue and now it's going to bite you.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 03:13:00 PM EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    ..But if you are implying "our aledged crime is no worse than theirs" so that makes it ok,..

    Well Libs and Dippers had better hope Cons will win this battle with Elections Canada, because if not, ALL parties are guilty.

    Adscam is in a class of it's own.
    One thousand in and outs do not an Adscam make.

    Chretien and his slush funds and 'afew stolen millions',
    stolen taxpayers cash stuffed into Liberal pockets,
    ad agencies paid for nothing and then the money laundered and funneled back into the Liberal party.

    Liberals might want Adscam to just go away, fade with time.
    Not gonna happen.
    And it's Liberals trying to say 'see they are just as bad as us, it's a draw, now forget about it'.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 03:41:00 PM EDT, Blogger Lord of Wealth said…

    Liberals might want Adscam to just go away, fade with time.
    Not gonna happen.
    And it's Liberals trying to say 'see they are just as bad as us, it's a draw, now forget about it'.

    It's pretty pitful on both sides from where I see it. Honest talk about ideals and problem solving tossed aside for a who's less evil contest, it really leaves one little hope.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 03:59:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Apples and Oranges. Conservatives used their own money in a manner which they believe is perfectly legal. Liberals stole taxpayers' money and used it in a manner which they know is illegal. There's simply no comparison.

    potato

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 04:18:00 PM EDT, Blogger Steve V said…

    "Got that, all you foaming-at-the-mouth Libloggers? "THIS IS NOT AN RCMP INVESTIGATION."


    Gee, thanks for the clarification, but we sort of knew that. The illegal activity is alleged by Elections Canada, the RCMP is looking into the Cadman scandal. Don't worry we can keep it straight.

    BTW, how sad that you pull out the CBC to try and distract from the obvious. Yes, clearly the CBC is biased here, that's the real story. Too much.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 05:39:00 PM EDT, Blogger Instigator! said…

    THIS IS NOT AN RCMP INVESTIGATION."
    Then maybe Jesus knows why the RCMP was there investigating.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 09:26:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Then maybe Jesus knows why the RCMP was there investigating.

    I love how Tory bloggers never correct the misconceptions of their co-partisans.

    The RCMP was there to carry out a search warrant. It was not investigating.

    You're welcome.

     
  • At Tue Apr 15, 09:41:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The RCMP raided CPC HQ because
    Elections Canada elites are afraid for their jobs. The place demands a housecleaning and it is coming. Regarding, the legality of CPC actions in any election: it should go to a court where a third party decides the merits thereof and not to a witchhunt run by the LPC controlled Elections Canada. (real conservative)

     
  • At Wed Apr 16, 01:32:00 AM EDT, Blogger Red Tory said…

    "Real Conservative" — You are really a total crackpot. What makes you think that EC is controlled by the Liberal Party? Just because they're taking the CPoC to task over their shenanigans during the last election maybe? I suppose if the Cons loose their case, you'll be blaming the Liberal-controlled justice system and all those commie "activist" judges. What a laugh.

     
  • At Wed Apr 16, 11:47:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Mark said…

    Its now getting to the point where liberal MP, former CPC candidate, and NO DOUBT a source of information for EC Garth Turner openly accusing the Conservative Party of Canada of stealing from taxpayers.

    Follow the link to the Sentinal article.

     

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