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"Breaking News: Stephen Harper did not operate a brothel during election!"

On Redditt today, readers had a strong reaction to David Ball's story yesterday in the Vancouver Observer about Republicans popping up in Canada to knock on doors for Tory candidates.  Here's how the conversation was going when last we checked in:

 

[–]catcircusringmaster 5 points 3 hours ago

As much as I have issues with the CPC this one seems a little weak and shouldn't distract from bigger issues. The article states: 'Although Front Porch volunteered and made phone calls for Fantino in hopes of winning a contract, he did not hire them.' These sorts of 'demos' are common in business. If the staff was there for only a day or so, it's hard to see how they would be such a big factor. That's not to exclude any suspect participation in other ridings, but it doesn't seem that strong to me in this case.

[–]dafones 13 points 16 hours ago

And nothing will happen, because El Harper and co are somehow magically bulletproof.

[–]ClassicalFizz 9 points 14 hours ago

They are bulletproof because their base doesn't care if they are criminals or not as long as they win and pass the trough their way

[–]gobrowns1 6 points 10 hours ago

They are bulletproof because your average Canadian is more concerned with when Rihanna is coming to town, rather than spending 15 minutes to update themselves on national politics. I never thought that a nation with so much freedom would value it so little.

[–]spolio -2 points 4 hours ago

so true, this just is Canada's way of saying, we have no faith in our electoral system anymore, its not that we put little value on freedom or what ever you feel like calling it. everyone i talk to says the same thing, no amount of voting is going to change anything, like the song "won't get fooled again", the new boss is the same as the old boss, out for themselves and to screw the country, they are getting what they can then retire outside of Canada, that is why more are interested in Rhianna, with enough support she will come to your town. the govn. on the other hand will squeeze you till you scream them lay you off and retire with a golden plated pension while you and i get to work till we die penniless. but for now we still have freedom of speech, sort of, coming to an end soon near you.

[–]AFX_Has_No_Meme 1 point 1 hour ago

...we have no faith in our electoral system anymore, its not that we put little value on freedom or what ever you feel like calling it...

I don't think you know the difference between enjoying freedom and placing a great deal of value on freedom.

...no amount of voting is going to change anything...

This is completely false. The Conservatives won by such a small margin in several ridings during the 2011 federal election that had about 70% of voters turned out, rather than 61.4%, it could very well have radically changed the results and yielded a government with very different policies than our current government.

[–]glove_pond 2 points 14 hours ago

This. How and why is none of this gaining any real traction?


[–]Ceribia 2 points 13 hours ago

If you take this comment literally it's hilarious.

"Vote Conservative as they are somehow magically bulletproof and thus unstoppable by mortal men.

[–]teh_d0ct0r 11 points 14 hours ago

Tories flaunting the law and lacking ethics? What a revelation!

[–]narcoleptic_racer 1 point 1 hour ago

Don't forget our arctic presence, the strong and stable mandate and protecting families.

[–]ngwoo 7 points 15 hours ago

We should just start listing the rules the Tories didn't break.

Breaking News: Stephen Harper did not operate a brothel during election.

[–]JonPublic 1 point 4 hours ago

He's less Nucky Thompson and more George Remus.

[–]Hohenems 2 points 15 hours ago

Don't be fooled! That cat hotel thing at parliament is just a front!

[–]BeefyTaco -1 points 13 hours ago

legal in ontario now biiitch

[–]ALIENSMACK 7 points 15 hours ago

How many election rules must they break before their majority government is declared null and void ? This is getting ridiculous.

[–]narcoleptic_racer 1 point 58 minutes ago

There's a fair step between allegations and actual proof. By the time a court gets to spew out a decision on this as well as the voter suppression scandal, we'll have had 2-3 more elections by then.

[–]spolio 0 points 3 hours ago

i think they will have to break them all before anyone of authority steps up. or a revolution Canadian style, peaceful law abiding citizens, nope that would be rude, sorry can't do it.

maybe they are sorry and all is forgotten, hugs. now that is Canadian Style.

[–]chambee 3 points 16 hours ago

and why am I not surprised

[–]CuriositySphere 0 points 10 hours ago

 

Canadian democracy is a fucking joke.

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