Interesting indeed

If you think Robocall scandal is interesting now, just wait

I am delighted Nestor Gayowsky, a self-identified Conservative, is “interested in the facts” of the election fraud that occurred during our 2011 federal election.

I truly hope he and the numerous other true Conservatives and Reformers seriously concerned about our democracy recognize this as the stealth attack it is against our precious democracy for whom so many have suffered and died.

They need to not only communicate this to their party leaders but stand with those demanding a full, open, independent public inquiry with the power and resources to call anyone and examine anyone’s files.

I was one of the hundreds of Canadians to receive two calls.  The first asked if I would donate to the Conservative party.  The second was from a woman identifying herself as a Conservative misdirecting me to the location of my polling station.

I do not think for a moment local Conservatives were involved.  I also do not know why, in this solid Conservative riding, I was called.  Yet I was.

Someone involved with others who had lots of money, access to voter’s lists, and a high degree of organization called me; it was illegal; and I want to know who did it and why.

That Preston Manning downplays these illegal acts as staffers needing more training is yet more indication he has sold his integrity to the highest bidder.

That the Conservatives have done their best to deflect the seriousness of this assault on our democracy is yet another indication they care nothing for our floundering democracy.

That said, this inquiry needs to have the powers to look beyond political parties for who perpetrated this crime.  We would not be the first nation to have interests who benefit from the policies of a ruling party interfere with free elections.  We are naïve to think we are immune to such interference. Perhaps these are the true “foreign radicals” and “ideologues” of which Minister Oliver spoke.

Yvonne  Zarowny

 

Qualicum Beach