Robocalls: Fighting Corruption in Canada "We've only just begun" vow citizens against election fraud

Robocalls: Fighting Corruption in Canada "We've only just begun" vow citizens against election fraud

Toronto : Canada | Apr 02, 2012 at 8:43 AM PDT
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The Robocall Scandal - Nation Wide Rallies

On a chilly but bright Saturday afternoon in front of Old City Hall in Toronto, hundreds gathered for the second time this month to shout out to the world their collective disgust, dismay, and deep concern for a Canada where systematic election fraud has been perpetrated.

Thousands of non-Conservative voters were the recipients of "robocalls" last May, automated calls directing them to non-existent voting stations. As a result many Canadians were not able to vote, which gave the Conservative Party a very narrow margin of victory and a majority government.

To add insult to injury, the "reigning" Tory government has shamelessly and shamefully downplayed this crime, which appears to have been perpetrated on a massive scale in last May's election, resulting in what most Canadians believe to be an illegitimate and stolen victory.

In fact, the debacle of Dean Del Maestro, the Tory "spokesperson" in Parliament regarding this crime, with his blubbering blame-throwing and mindless rote repetition of stock party-line phrases while refusing to anwer any questions, have served only as kindling to the growing fire of rage that has begun to burn in the bellies of Canadians across the country.

That is why 22 cities across Canada organized and held their second round of rallies only two weeks after March 11, when the first large scale march against Election Fraud showed a successful country wide turn-out. The concerned citizens have vowed to return again and again in ever growing numbers until their demands for a new election are met.

The rally began with the singing of "Oh Canada," followed by impassioned speeches and democracy songs, some of which were funny, talented and original compostions by local artists.

The march then proceeded up Bay Street with cries of "Hey Hey Ho Ho that Stephen Harper's Got to Go!" which were met with honks of appreciation, smiles and "thumbs up" from motorists and passers-by.

High up above Bay Street, the Canadian equivalent to Wall Street, people in high-rise condominiums stood out on balconies calling down and cheering the marchers on, giving those in the street added impetus and encouragement.

The march ended in front of the Police Station on College Street, where one of the organizers, Jon Allen, announced by loudspeaker to the dozens of watching police, that these citizens were there to report a crime.

The crime was one of election fraud, and the people demand it be fully investigated.

The demands of the people, are as follows:

"We want an immediate suspension of Parliament and a new, untainted election completely free of fraud and voter suppression; A completely open and independent Royal Commission beginning within a reasonable amount of time - no more than three months from the date of Elections Canada's address to Parliament on March 29th; as well as a criminal investigation up to and including the Prime Minister's Office. And complete accountability, including the involvement of jail time," organizer John Allen said. " Toronto Sun

Concerned citizens are invited to join the facebook group below to join in with future rallies as well as to vent their frustrations and to weigh in on multiple issues with fellow Canadians.

'We've only just begun," vowed the marchers, re-iterating that they weren't going to go away, nor would they be silenced regarding the call for criminal justice regarding the 'Robocall Scandal', one which has rocked the very bedrock of the Canadian democracy, to the shock of Canadians and the world alike.

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March 31st, 2012 at Old City Hall, Toronto, Canada, rally against election fraud
MichelleDevlin is based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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