More strikes against Harper

Because 2 in 5 Canadians still think Harper is the least offensive option, here’s a bit more ammunition:

  1. Apparently student’s votes don’t count:

    No votes cast Wednesday in a special ballot at the University of Guelph should stand, according to the Conservative Party of Canada.

    The party wrote Elections Canada on Thursday to request that none of the votes collected during the U of G session be included in the final tally of votes in the Guelph riding. The letter was sent by lawyer Arthur Hamilton, of Toronto-based law firm, Cassels Brock.

    In his letter, Hamilton alleges the polling station was illegal and also that partisan election material was present at it, which is a violation of the Canada Elections Act.

    The polling station in question was located on the main floor of University Centre, where approximately 700 students cast sealed ballots.

  2. Those Afghan Detainee Documents will not be released until Parliament resumes, rules the remaining 2 judges overseeing the details. Note that despite Con Laurie “Red Dawn” Hawn’s assertion that the report should be released, in this case it’s the Conservatives that possess the originals, and they never needed to go through this committee to make any of it public. At least Layton had the sense to boycott this sham from the start.
  3. If you’re “ethnic” the Conservatives want you to dress up for them. Not sure if “very ethnic” need apply.

Finally, my only comment with respect to the Auditor General’s G20 report, is that while I would love it to be released, I think that the rules of our Parliament have been disregarded enough under Harper, and that no matter how many petitions or half-sincere calls from Harper are made, it shouldn’t be released for purely partisan motives (of course the RCMP shouldn’t bust in to party headquarters during an election either). Perhaps the rules need changed, but we should follow them for now.