Thursday, November 01, 2012

Michael Sona is innocent

Michael Sona is my friend. I have been very sad to watch him struggle for the last 18 months over false allegations. It is time for elections Canada to put out its report and apologize to Mike! Mike needs to sue elections Canada. One of its investigators has admitted lying and that is how subpoenas were in some cases obtained. Mike is finally speaking out. I don't blame him. The Tories have also treated him very badly. The party should rehire Mike!!

8 comments:

Ted Betts said...
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Ted Betts said...

I'm confused by your post. On the one hand, here's the Conservative Party throwing Sona under the bus and telling the world that it was a one man operation. On the other, here is Sona saying he's not going to be the fall guy for this "massive scheme".

And yet you think that it is Elections Canada who is at fault!

They did their job by investigating. It's Harper's own actions that led them to Sona. It seems they realize he is the Conservative Party's scapegoat and not the real driver of this voter fraud.

You should be praising Elections Canada. Sona, if he was part of a "massive scheme" of voter fraud, should get sympathy for being thrown under the bus by his friends and party, but should only get praise if he is assisting Elections Canada get to the bottom of scam and affront to our democracy.

And I have a funny feeling he's not so interested in going back.

Anonymous said...

I saw his interview and he did well to speak out. I recall the media frenzy where everyone who was conservative was a moving target. It was a witch hunt and it doesn't surprise me that people have reacted in the way we have seen. It may be to Elections Canada's credit that they did not add fuel to the fire. It seems that it's only now cooled down enough to have people like Sona speak up. But I think that everyone is aware that there is a narrative that the media wants to follow and I really wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.

Anonymous said...

Where was this young man born?

Anonymous said...

@ Ted Best - not so confusing really. One man behind it - PP-Pierre Poilievre. Then we have the 'massive fraud' so Sona said 5 people had access to the database (inclusive of Prescott) so they're in the campaign office to carry it out. Sona also said that the Conservatives should be able to tell EC exactly who had access. Will that be in the finished yet not released report? If it isn't you can bet every reporter will be on that statement by Sona, because that was a gift to us who care deeply.

Ted Betts said...

Exactly, Anon 12:48.

But just to be clear. The "confusing" part is not the facts as they are slowly getting out there, but the reaction from our host in passing the blame to the wrong place.

Roy Eappen said...

I guess you missed that an EC investigator said certain thing shot subpoenas and then said the statements he submitted were false. I have been quite critical of the party on this matter.

Anonymous said...

Well this is Canada the pillar of democracy and freedom. In this great nation your guilty until you prove your innocent. As far as I’m concerned this guy is probably guilty and until he proves otherwise, he should be judged accordingly. That’s the Canadian way!

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