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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 06:34 PM
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Stephen Harper breaks election rules, campaigns on radio on election day
http://www.examiner.com/canada-headlines-in-canada/step...

In an interview this morning with Bill Good on CKNW in Vancouver, Stephen Harper openly campaigned for the Conservative Party of Canada, asking listeners to "vote Conservative" in defiance of Elections Canada rules and regulations that state no campaigning may be done during the media blackout on election day.

During the interview Stephen Harper contravined the Elections Canada Act by stating that "It is certain that I will vote, and I encourage all other people to vote, and I encourage people to do the same as me and vote Conservative."

The host of the CKNW call in radio show, Bill Good, was quick to reply to listeners that "We encourage you to vote too, but we encourage you to vote whichever way you feel is appropriate."

Sections 480 to 499 of the Elections Canada Act detail prohibited activites by candidates during the imposed media blackout on election day in Canada.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 06:40 PM
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1. Hope he can be ousted for this then, if he comes out ahead.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 06:45 PM
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2. I'm all for this punishment
with respect to certain offences, the deregistration of a party and liquidation of its assets, and the liquidation of the assets of the party's registered associations
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 07:07 PM
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3. Harper has the typical neo-con disregard
for law. Unless, of course, it will help him get elected.
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 07:12 PM
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4. CONSERVATIVES NEVER CARE.... ONLY PURPOSE IS WINNING
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 07:15 PM
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5. What a disgusting creep. Law and order candidate and party my ass.
The radio station ought to be prosecuted as well for having him on. :mad:
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