Like what's that guy doing? These are gigantic allegations:
Subject of Communications: Fantino directly contacts Finley (PM Harper’s #2 and now a Senator) about using federal party resources to pay for robocalling in 2008 general election and 2010 Vaughan by-election. Finley explains which company to use and how to hide actual costs for voter suppression and robocalling in Elections Canada expense reports to not raise suspicion, and asks Fantino if his financial supporters would contribute money directly to the companies involved (violating election law) to run an effective voter suppression campaign, robocalling, and opposition party harassment. The companies involved would receive preferential treatment and hiring by the Ontario Progressive Conservatives to run the same tactics during the next provincial general election. Fantino would be rewarded with a seat he could easily win, support from the government in campaigning, and a junior ministerial position after the next federal general election.
This is USA-level political corruption. Why haven't we heard as much about this stuff from the media? I mean, harper treats them like shit, right? Why shouldn't they want to break these stories? Uh-oh:
I could hand over documentation showing how a few prominent Ottawa journalists burned their confidential sources and caused legal problems for those who gave them information in the public interest. (Those emails are just sitting on my hard drive ready to be published.) There’s also hard proof that other national reporters sat on or killed important stories and scandals to curry favour with the Harper Government.Over the past few years, it's become clear to me that our political culture is irredeemably corrupt. This is from a guy who despised Jean Chretien and who took that man's measure by his slavish sucking-up to mass-murderer, Indonesian President Suharto, to try to get some of the man's borrowed billions thrown Canada's way. (Before the Asian Financial Crisis his and all those hopes n' dreams were dashed!) But with stephen harper's evisceration of even the FORMS of parliamentary process and his direct violation of the LETTER of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all getting done without a visceral rejection of him by our society, I think that we are far more debased than we were in the 1990s. All of us.