According to an order paper question response from the Ministry of Democratic Institutions, there are up to 112,000 people illegally on Canadian voter lists.
Even worse, Elections Canada hasn't even examined what the implications of all those illegal voters had on the last election.
The lackadaisical attitude about real voter fraud is incongruous with the Liberals' latest threats to take extreme measures, like censoring Twitter to protect electoral integrity in the lead up to the 2019 Federal elections.
According to Post Millennial,
“Liberal Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould suggested on Thursday in Le Journal de Montreal that the federal government is not ruling out the possibility of shutting down social media platforms unwilling to comply with its latest election interference demands.”
Facebook and Google have bent to the state-sanctioned censorship demands. Twitter, surprisingly, has not complied.
An order paper question asked by Alberta Conservative MP Blake Richards shows us just how serious the Liberals really are about protecting Canadian elections.
“With regard to the approximately 103,000 non-citizens who were found to be on the national register of electors illegally, how many voted in the 42nd general election in 2015? How many voted in each of the 338 electoral districts in the 42nd general election in 2015? How many voted in any federal by-election held since October 20, 2015 and, what is the breakdown by each riding where a by-election has been held?”
The response to the question was troubling.
There are, in actuality, 112,000 people illegally on the voter registration list, and Elections Canada has been working with Immigration, Citizenship, and Refugees Canada since April 2019 to eliminate non-citizens from the voters lists.
According to the ministry,
"Once this work is completed any instances of non-citizens who may have committed an offense by knowingly voting in the general election will be referred to the commissioner of Canada elections who may choose to investigate further."
But knowing what effect all these illegal voters have had on Canadian democracy is too big of a task to tackle for the department charged with examining, and preventing this sort of abuse and carelessness. The OPQ response also said:
“It is important to note, however, that Elections Canada has access in digital format to approximately 30 percent of all votes cast. A complete review of the voting records would require Elections Canada to examine more than 68,000 poll bags from the 2015 general election alone. This would be a massive undertaking at a time when the agency is focusing on the delivery of the 2019 general election.”
What has Elections Canada been doing these last 4 years? And should we trust them to get it right this time?