Harper Robocalls

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My name is Jennifer. I am a Robocaller.

Compared to Mr. Poutine I'm small potatoes, really. I just called a few hundred of my supporters in Ward 2 in Milton on the eve of the 2010 municipal election to remind them to get out and vote for me as town councillor the next day. But I can tell you a little bit about how the system works.

Goldman Sachs? Meet the Robocalls...

In a powerful op-ed in the New York Times, Greg Smith, a senior executive at Goldman Sachs, called the environment at the firm "as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it." Sounds a lot like modern politics in Canada.
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Why Harper is the Teflon Robot

Though party partisans, pundits, and journalists are aghast over robocalls, the average Canadian cares about stuff that affects their daily lives. They worry about paying for their kids' education. They care more about NHL standings than they do about political opinion polls.
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Up Next: The Desperate Politicians of Ottawa

Instead of going nuts trying to come up with new election rules, perhaps we should try the opposite and do away with ALL rules and turn this thing into a no-holds-barred, made-for-TV cage fight. If we're not going to get quality, mature leadership no matter what we do, let's just do away with the pretense of it entirely. Let's have some fun.
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Conservative Robocalls Game is Tired

The non-answer I received from the government yesterday in Question Period regarding its pattern of "reprehensible" (the Speaker's characterization) electoral behaviour -- and failure to take responsibility for it -- arguably sets a new bar for avoidance and obfuscation on the part of the Conservatives.

Harper Will Keep Playing Dirty, So Long as we Let Him

Robocalls are just the latest example of what Canadians have let the Tories get away with. The tragic lesson of modern Canadian politics is clear: Parliamentary crime pays. The Conservative party won its majority by gambling that Canadians didn't care about what goes on the Ottawa bubble. Harper's gamble paid off.
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Rae's Robotic Response to Robocalls

Bob Rae's latest harangue, in which he accuses Harper of being responsible for "robocalls" directing voters to the wrong polling locations, really doesn't suit a man of his intelligence. It is pure political B.S. in its finest form. As for a culture of attacks, that has been a part of politics since time immemorial.