David Akin - February 25th, 2014
Brad Butt, (left) the Conservative MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, has admitted he’s been making stuff up during debates in the House of Commons.
We start on February 6, where Butt rises in the House of Commons during Question Period to say he has personally witnessed what amounts to serious election fraud (my emphasis):
Mr. Speaker, I want to talk a bit about this vouching system again. I know the minister represents an urban city. I am from a semi-urban area of Mississauga, where there are many high-rise apartment buildings. On mail delivery day when the voter cards are delivered to community mailboxes in apartment buildings, many of them are discarded in the garbage can or the blue box. I have actually witnessed other people picking up the voter cards, going to the campaign office of whatever candidate they support and handing out these voter cards to other individuals, who then walk into voting stations with friends who vouch for them with no ID.
Then, a couple of hours later, also in the House of Commons, Butt rises again to say (my emphasis again): Read more…
David Akin - December 17th, 2013
For years, the federal Conservatives have dominated federal fundraising, often raising more money in any quarter than all other parties combined — sometimes twice as much as all other parties combined. Ask a Conservative and they will tell you that without that fundraising advantage, we would be celebrating Paul Martin’s 10th years as PM next summer.
But that fundraising advantage is in jeopardy. Read more…
David Akin - December 9th, 2013
Katie Telford and Daniel Gagnier are the co-campaign chairs for the Liberal Party of Canada. The 2015 general election will be their first test and it will be a big one. Their Liberal predecessors in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011 under-performed. Their NDP and Conservative opponents — Brad Lavigne and Jenni Byrne respectively in 2011 — delivered big results for their parties. Read more…
David Akin - November 22nd, 2013
In the federal riding of Brandon-Souris — and in three other federal ridings — voters will elect a new MP Monday. Brandon-Souris holds the promise of a big upset. It’s been Conservative or Progressive Conservative for pretty much forever with one exception. In the Kim Campbell wipeout election of 1993, the Progressive Conservative candidate at the time, Larry Maguire, lost to the Liberals. Well guess what? Maguire’s name is on the ballot again, this time as the Conservative candidate, and he could lose what should have been a sure thing to Liberal Rolf Dinsdale. Read more…
David Akin - October 20th, 2013
The race is on in the federal ridings of Toronto-Centre, Provencher, Brandon-Souris and Bourassa.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper just announced that byelections to fill those four vacant seats will be held Nov 25.
Opening betting lines: Liberals are heavy favourites to hold Toronto-Centre and Bourassa. The Conservatives are heavy favourites to hold Provencher and Brandon-Souris.
We’ll have full coverage from now until e-day Monday-to-Friday at 6 PM ET on my program, Battleground on Sun News Network.