May 24, 2017

Media Party discovers “Vote Together” scheme over a year after Rebel’s reports

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Around election time in August of 2015 and onward, The Rebel reported on LeadNow and how this group was influenced by foreign backers like the Tides Foundation.

LeadNow was also behind the “Vote Together” strategic voting campaign that helped to defeat 25 conservatives in 29 ridings.

But we knew this over a year and a half ago, so why is the mainstream media just catching up now? Because a complaint has been filed to Elections Canada by Canada Decides, a group chaired by Joan Crockatt, former Conservative MP who lost her seat by 750 votes in Calgary Centre after being targeted of the “Vote Together” campaign.

She’s claiming basically what’s already available through a simple Google search and that there may have been some collusion between third party groups to get past election spending limits of almost $8800 per riding. 

Why is the media only paying attention now?

For one thing, because the election is over and the Liberals have a safe majority. But imagine if this foreign funded Vote Together campaign targeted Liberals, or NDP candidates?

You know the old adage: Not a Tory, not a story.

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commented 2017-05-25 23:15:17 -0400
Its all and good that some of you wrote and complained to Elections Canada, and basically they told you that you are unimportant and don’t bother them.
The problem here is our incompetent majority Government at the time. That is why they lost; they couldn’t take care of themselves. They let a complete , unqualified moron beat them.
Today they called me for another donation. they said it was so that they could fight Justin Trudeau. I told her ( knowledgeable woman) they already get paid well to do that.
On Saturday I hope that we get a strong leader that can be the muscle to protect the party, not a Malcolm Turnbull, Rona Ambrose or especially not a Theresa May.
commented 2017-05-24 23:03:41 -0400
I filed a complaint with Elections Canada during the Election…

They sent me a reply that chock full of Gobbily Goop…and basically was blow off because they couldn’t be bothered…
commented 2017-05-24 22:06:57 -0400
I praise the rebel for getting stories out before the rest of the media.
commented 2017-05-24 19:29:29 -0400
Billy Howard, I like your thinking on this. Very interesting points you raised.
commented 2017-05-24 17:14:47 -0400
We should hold out no hope that anything will come from the complaint filed by Canada Decides. Progressives control Ottawa and we have to assume that includes Elections Canada. Will the CBC follow this story wherever it leads, knowing where their funding increase comes from? Will reporters for other outlets pursue this, knowing that the CBC may be their “safe haven” if advertising revenue declines result in layoffs in private sector outlets? The evidence is pretty clear from the Duffy trial coverage where the media’s biases are. At times in the last election, Stephen Harper looked a little worn out-trying to accomplish something in a system that is controlled by progressives.
Sadly, some of the current Conservative leadership candidates have taken a "if you can’t beat ’em, join em " approach, hoping that by becoming Trudeau-lite, they can win in 2019. What would be the point in that? Voters in Canada need to wake up-few seem interested in hearing about anything that does not support the progressive status quo. They believe what the enemedia reports.
commented 2017-05-24 16:36:01 -0400
It has been a great many years since the CBC & the rest of the Left wing socialist media was honest. The basic principles of Journalism, objectivity and non-bias, are no more.

To the main stream media the end justifies the means, so lies and obfuscation are standard practice so long as it suits their agenda.

The saddest part is that much of the “left of center” Canadians are so desperate to not be seen as in any way Conservative or right leaning for fear of being called names like “extremist” that they let themselves be deceived by the liars, the main stream media.

It is the willingly fooled voters in Canada for whom I have true contempt.
commented 2017-05-24 16:01:23 -0400
This is why we import 170,000 barrels a day from OPEC. This is how are elections are rigged by Saudi money. 10 billion worth of oil we buy. They dont want us to be self sufficient and with an artificially down economy turdo and friends can buy it up for pennys on the dollar. Canada has enough oil etc. to be very rich. These people are trying to steel our resources. Replace our votes with fakugee,s and refugees This government should be charged with treason.
commented 2017-05-24 15:44:37 -0400
Holly you said at 3:30: “Foreign influence and collusion between 3rd parties to evade funding limits is against Election Canada rules”. So if the complaint by Joan Crockatt is successful, then that is election fraud by the Liberals, pure and simple.
We may be able to recall the Libranos on that basis, or some other legal method to overturn the election. At the very least, the Conservative leader (and all other leaders) will be able to campaign in the next election against an illegitimate government. A government that came into power by illicit means.
Democracy Liberal style.