April 27, 2016

Sudbury by-election scandal: Charges STAYED in case against Ontario Liberal organizer -- So here’s what you can do

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

The Duffy trial is over and many are upset that he was cleared on all charges but at least there was a trial, evidence was heard and a verdict delivered. Will we even get that far in the case of Liberals offering a job to a candidate if he would step aside?

Today crown prosecutors in Sudbury asked for a stay of proceedings against Gerry Lougheed, the Sudbury businessman and Liberal organizer recorded telling would-be Liberal candidate Andrew Olivier that he was sent to convey the desires of the Premier that Olivier should step aside and if he did, there would be a job or appointment for him.

The recorded conversation was made public. Police heard it, prosecutors heard it. You only need to hear 27 seconds of it to know that something worthy of a trial took place. How have charges been stayed?

The whole sordid affair began in December 2014 when Olivier made the accusation. Calls for the police and Elections Ontario to investigate followed. The Ontario Provincial Police asked around a bit, knowing the conversations Olivier alleged took place had been recorded. Olivier is a quadriplegic who records conversations as a way of taking notes.

Yet the OPP never asked to hear the recordings, promptly saying there was nothing there. After Olivier released the recordings where Lougheed and Pat Sorbarra, Wynne’s Deputy Chief of Staff were heard offering a job, well then they had to act.

Listen to part of the Sorbarra recording and ask why the woman was never charged? The OPP listened to the recordings and dragged their feet. The main evidence was released to the public on January 15, 2015 and only Lougheed was finally charged on September 24.

It took nine months for police and the crown to listen to a bit of audio and come to the obvious conclusion - charges should be laid. But now, without explanation, the crown is staying the charges.

At least in Mike Duffy’s case there was a trial. Maybe Lougheed's case would fall apart at trial too, but we never got there. In addition to a political police force that worked to get Premier Wynne and her Liberals elected, it looks like we have political prosecutors.

Lougheed, Pat Sorbarra and Kathleen Wynne should be on trial. No wonder people are jaded and cynical of politics thinking all politicians are crooks. I’ve been around politics a long time and I know that’s not true. Good people exist in all parties but this stains the whole system, making everyone look bad.

Shame on the OPP for taking so long to lay charges, shame on the crown for not proceeding to trial. The only thing we have left is to keep up the pressure to fire Wynne.

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commented 2016-04-30 12:51:26 -0400
I can’t lay this disgraceful act at the feet of the OPP or even the Crown prosecutors. This can only come from one place – the attorney general – Madeleine Meilleur. This government is so corrupt they give organized crime a bad name.
commented 2016-04-29 14:21:36 -0400
as we know, Duffy-hungama was initiated by an Ontario Government Ministry.

WHY can’t ORDINARY ONTARIANS seek a RCMP Investigation???

WHY isn’t #KathleenWynne in Jail?
commented 2016-04-29 14:21:36 -0400
as we know, Duffy-hungama was initiated by an Ontario Government Ministry.

WHY can’t ORDINARY ONTARIANS seek a RCMP Investigation???

WHY isn’t #KathleenWynne in Jail?
commented 2016-04-28 14:28:55 -0400
Someone needs to keep pushing this issue! Charges have been “stayed” which means the man has not been exonerated. However, if you read many of the main stream media reports, his lawyer is acting as if he has been cleared. Will the Rebel start a petition requesting that the Court keep on this issue?

Poor Mr. Lougheed is lamenting as if he is the “victim” in this bit of skulduggery! The citizens of Ontario are the real victims here! The whole justice system reeks of corruption!
commented 2016-04-28 11:57:42 -0400
Ms Kenny, You are so correct. Now we in Alberta have to digest the same shit show here. Maybe the CBC will broadcast our concerns. Surely they would tell the truth about how none of these schemes work and how the govts of Ontario, Alberta and our Federal govt continually lie to us about just about everything. My mistake, I forgot the CBC was the leftist propaganda machine of the liberals and ndp. I n the meantime we are SCREWED !!!!!
commented 2016-04-28 10:46:05 -0400
yeah….like Patrick ( carbon tax ) Brown will call the LIE-BERALS on this !!!! I DO NOT TRUST THE OPP AT ALL,NOT SINCE THAT SICKENING COMMERCIAL THEY MADE DURING THE ELECTION !! I live in WINDMILL COUNTRY ,why are there not any of these bird killing,make people sick…monstrocities near the GTA ? WE DIDN’T WANT THESE,so the LIE-BERALS make a law so we don’t have a choice.These fucking things are everywhere it seems but the wind don’t blow in TORONTO ??? how many investigations are there??? lets see now….#1 AIR ORNGE….#2 E-HEALTH …#3 GAS PLANTS …#4 DELETED E-MAILS …..#5 MARS ….
commented 2016-04-28 00:11:14 -0400
While I was watching the video, for some reason I kept thinking about this line from John Huston’s movie, “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”:
“…”All right," Curtin shouted back. “If you are the police, where are your badges? Let’s see them.”
“Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don’t need badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges, you god-damned cabrón and chinga tu madre!…” B. Traven
I imagine the Crown’s spokesman as probably closely resembling the Alfonso Bedoya character in the movie. See clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsdZKCh6RsU
How the heck did it get so bad…
commented 2016-04-27 21:15:34 -0400
John Poag commented 4 hours ago
It is not unusual to offer a person another job when denying them the job they want. This makes sense when you think about it. The person may be a valuable member of the team, but the position they aspire to may not be the best place to use their talents.
This is not bribery, merely the leader’s prerogative to deploy talent as she sees fit. No crime, no trial.

It is against election laws to bribe a candidate to step aside for another candidate. In this case there are charges under the Elections Act by offering Andrew Olivier a job in Wynne’s government if he would step aside for Glenn Thibeault in the Sudbury byelection.

I am a very suspicious person so your comments indicate trolling and if I am right then you are a true Liberal egg sucker. If I am wrong then you are wrong.
commented 2016-04-27 21:07:00 -0400
Yea, the OPP should start wearing red uniforms. For the extravagant salaries they get they sure show very little professionalism. I guess this also applies to many members of Parliament.
commented 2016-04-27 19:54:56 -0400
I have a feeling the crown prosecutor is going to be un reachable for comment for the next year.
commented 2016-04-27 19:38:36 -0400
I have a request. Before Pooh enters the big house and you throw away the key, she must show us her strap-on collection. Im guessing one is a replica of one of those three pronged windmills that graces your once beautiful province . When you figure out how to rid yourselves of Pooh, we need real help with the Catchers Mitt out here. Suggestions?
commented 2016-04-27 19:21:28 -0400
The OPP was waiting to ensure that they would be getting an upper middle class income before they acted.
commented 2016-04-27 19:20:44 -0400
We’re getting hammered by the Liberals and then they drop this on us. This is too much.
commented 2016-04-27 19:18:51 -0400
If these we-need-a-carbon-tax PCs drop this, they do not deserve to form the next government.
commented 2016-04-27 19:15:51 -0400
Donald Allan said:

“Wynne and her entire group of on the take cops should all be transferred to the empty cells at
GITMO.”

Second
commented 2016-04-27 19:13:27 -0400
This is outrageous.
commented 2016-04-27 19:11:50 -0400
Political corruption may not have been invented in Chicago and Illinois, but it sure as hell has been honed to a fine art for generations. But even some offenses cant escape justice as in the case of former Governor Rob Blagojevich who was convicted for trying to sell a Senate seat.
We have to conclude that the Wynne Government, her personal police force and the courts exceed the corruption standard set by Chicago.
Wynne and her entire group of on the take cops should all be transferred to the empty cells at GITMO.
commented 2016-04-27 19:10:28 -0400
Stay on them Brian. If you guys haven’t already, it’s time for the Rebel to file some FOI requests with the Ontario Government about the decision to stay these proceedings. That Sorbara wasn’t charged was bad enough. Patrick Brown, if you’re smart you will hammer this issue everyday during question period until the trial proceeds and until the next election.
commented 2016-04-27 18:58:12 -0400
Ontario Political Police… Perfect.
commented 2016-04-27 18:49:28 -0400
Marxism and Corruption march well together, with Wynne as the Drum Major.
commented 2016-04-27 18:37:38 -0400
Man! I feel for you, honest Ontarians, having this women in power must make you absolutely sick…

Oh wait!!! We have the same thing in Alberta.

What the hell am I talking about.
I just threw up in my mouth when I started thinking about where I was living in this great nation. So Ontario you will have to deal with it. Since us Albertans have our own hands full right now.
commented 2016-04-27 18:23:55 -0400
Now if Harper had been involved in something like this the hue and cry in the MSM would have constant and deafening until the matter was brought to trial. Kinda like the Mike Duffy fiasco.
commented 2016-04-27 18:09:26 -0400
libranos, mafia, paid off cops, nuf said

Al Capone would be proud
commented 2016-04-27 18:00:20 -0400
Whinny and her corrupt gang of lefties have clear sailing. The OPP just looks the other way.
commented 2016-04-27 17:42:08 -0400
are these not the same police union that made damn sure the bitch got elected ,how can you trust them to do the right thing
commented 2016-04-27 17:33:04 -0400
Right John. No crime if somebody writes a personal cheque to pay off buddy’s bills neither. So what was the ruckus about that all about? Think Duffy being a conservative had nothing to do with it? The liberalsare in bed with the police union.
commented 2016-04-27 17:17:59 -0400
Maybe Elections Ontario, who are also and still doing an investigation, will rule against these bunch of crooks then perhaps the OPP will have to take another look.
commented 2016-04-27 17:07:42 -0400
Not a single shot has been fired. Not a single person has hung for the corruption in Canada. Not a single Military personnel has stepped forward to take back Canada. When is the Civil War uprising? When are Canadian’s going to say enough is enough and take out the corruption?
commented 2016-04-27 17:04:58 -0400
It is not unusual to offer a person another job when denying them the job they want. This makes sense when you think about it. The person may be a valuable member of the team, but the position they aspire to may not be the best place to use their talents.
This is not bribery, merely the leader’s prerogative to deploy talent as she sees fit. No crime, no trial.
commented 2016-04-27 16:41:28 -0400
Definitely sounds like a bribe to me! Well if nothing is done then we have moved to a Central American style pay off system of government.