elections Canada is "independant" of Parliament ( but seem to be dependant on their grit masters). Their spending is out of control. One wonders why these bogus charges were laid before the decision of the court of appeals, which could come any day now. If the Appeal court rules in favour of the Tories , will the slime at elections Canada apologize for their actions? I doubt it and the media will spin it in favour of the grits as usual. A forensic audit of elections Canada needs to be done. Their budget needs to be cut by 70%. These self aggrandizing bureaucrats must be stopped from subverting democracy. The actions of elections Canada increasingly discredit them in the eyes of the public. The reason is clear. grit poll numbers are down and they needed some help. So the grits have gone all out. grit minion frank graves has a "poll" showing dropping Tory support inspite of the latest Abacus poll results. elections Canada and the grit media are also trying their best to help their grit masters.
Elections Canada costs soar as votes lag
Spending up fourfold, even as fewer voters cast ballots
BY AMY MINSKY, POSTMEDIA NEWS FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Spending at Elections Canada more than quadrupled over a decade, growth the agency says is a symptom of major legislative changes and minority governments.
Overall spending, expected to reach $138.6 million this year, is up from $32 million in 1998-1999.
The portion spent on programs -which goes toward enforcing party financing rules, public education and redrawing electoral boundaries, among other things -has swelled more than tenfold since the late 1990s. It's expected to soar to $30.9 million by the end of this fiscal year from $2.6 million in 1998-1999.