I have written often about cleaning house at this liberal infested, Tory hating agency. Brian Lilley agrees. Firing Mayrand is just a beginning.
Fire Marc Mayrand. Now!
September 1, 2011 Posted by Brian Lilley
It’s time to fire the head of elections Canada, that’s the topic of tonight’s Byline.
Marc Mayrand, Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer has to go. Once again the man charged with being impartial while overseeing our elections laws has shown that he is not impartial, that he has different rules for different people.
The latest problem is that Elections Canada has decided that since CBC didn’t mean to break the elections act, Elections Canada won’t go after them.
On election night CBC broadcast results from eastern Canada straight across the country before polls had closed.
That’s against the law.
I may disagree with the law, I may think it is ridiculous along with many other laws but the law needs to be applied fairly and evenly.
Elections Canada prosecuted Paul Bryan, a Vancouver software developer, who posted election results early in 2000. Bryan had to defend himself in court, he was fined $1,000 for his crime, even though I’m willing to bet that not all that many people saw his website during the 2000 election.
Bryan, some friends and family and maybe some people who were both internet and election junkies, essentially a small group of people saw this.
He was charged, he was convicted.
How many people saw CBC flash election results? A million maybe?
Elections Canada says……well, CBC didn’t mean to broadcast the results, they didn’t mean to break the law, they had a plan. The fact that the plan failed and a million people saw the results before they were legally allowed to be broadcast…..well that doesn’t matter. Not to Mayrand and company.
Unfortunately this is part of a pattern.
Marc Mayrand and Elections Canada protect Ottawa’s liberal establishment, like CBC or Liberal Party leadership contenders but go after the Conservatives.
The Conservative Party is still facing prosecution over their election spending in 2006 even though, like CBC, they didn’t mean to break the law.