Election law bars Stephen Harper from 2015 election. Found guilty and plead guilty to violations of lawCorruption, World news Sunday, July 19th, 2015
In 2011 the Stephen Harper lead federal Conservatives party and his fundraising arm “plead guilty” to charges the Stephen Harper lead party violated the Elections Act (law) by exceeding election spending limits and filing election records that didn’t include all of its expenses. Instead of being ousted once again for violation of federal law, Stephen Harper, his party and his fundraising arm paid fines of $50,000 and $2,000, respectively, to settle the criminal case.
The Canada Elections Act, which was passed in 2000 bars individuals found guilty of election-related crimes, illegal practice and are prohibited from becoming members for five years (in some cases, seven years) after conviction. For all intensive purposes, paying a fine or fines to settle a criminal case, is an admission of guilt by the perpetrator and a conviction by the courts.
The highest duty of a Prime Minister of Parliament is to uphold the Constitution of Canada (the law), which includes the rights and privileges of the House of Commons and the duties owed to our elected representative in Canada. Stephen Harper keeps on failing in his duties on both counts as evidenced by 2 consecutive prorogation of Parliament. Stephen Harper forced our elected representative to dissolve Parliament just so that he and his Conservatives could avoid losing a vote of confidence in the House of Commons and willfully and deliberately obstruct justice regarding complicity in the heinous war crime act of torture.
The first undemocratic shut down of Parliament by Stephen Harper was clearly to avoid the scrutiny of a House of Commons committee over the mounting evidence of willful complicity by the Harper government over the transfer of Afghan detainees to a substantial risk of torture. This is a war crime and one of the most serious allegations any government has faced in the history of Canada. Stephen Harper did everything possible to hide from a vote of confidence, and on Dec. 4, 2008 Stephen Harper unilaterally shut down Parliament. The Governor General had little option but to grant the undemocratic request to avoid a political crisis in Canada.
There was no precedent in any parliamentary democracy anywhere in the world where a democratic parliament was shut down to escape a vote of no confidence. It opened the door for other abuses of the rights and privileges of the majority of Members of Parliament elected by Canadians. Harper has went through that door again. This time the Governor General did not even merit a personal visit by Stephen Harper to be told to shut down Parliament until early March. Respect, even for the Crown’s (Pope) representative, by Stephen Harper is in short supply.
This undemocratic criminal behavior by Stephen Harper is another piece of evidence of a major shift in Canadian constitutional democracy taking shape. First, there was the unconstitutional behavior of the Harper government to deny the committee uncensored documents despite a subpoena by the House of Commons. Secondly, there was the Harper ordered boycott of the committee by the Conservative MPs at the committee. Thirdly, we saw the forced adjournment of the Military Police Complaints Commission inquiry of the Stephen Harper’s complicity in torture and the Stephen Harper firing of its chief investigator, Peter Tinsley. This commission, a quasi-judicial tribunal has been stymied in its attempt to determine the truth over the detainee transfer issue. Finally, there was the unprecedented attempts by Stephen Harper to slander Richard Colvin, a senior Canadian diplomat who was a key witness in the Canadian Afghan detainee issue, for just doing his job of speaking truth to power and then accusing anybody who supports him of either being Taliban dupes or undermining our brave Canadian military heroes.
These are serious examples of abuse of executive power over Parliament, the government of Canada, the public service and ultimately the Canadian voters who elected MPs to make Parliament work. There is only one person who is responsible for and has been found guilty of such abuse of power, for such disdain towards the authority of the people’s Parliament, for such disrespect towards the Canadian people and for total disregard for the rule of law. His name is Stephen Harper.
How does the Canada Elections Act’s 5 year penalty effectively bar Stephen Harper from running in 2015 election? In 2011 the Conservative Party of Canada, under Stephen Harper’s leadership, was found guilty of Contempt of Parliament and then later in the same year plead guilty to charges the Stephen Harper lead party violated the Elections Act (law) by exceeding election spending limits and filing election records that didn’t include all of its expenses. “In and Out” scandal. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-party-fined-for-breaking-election-laws-1.1076877
Year 2011 + Canada Elections Act barring individuals found guilty of election-related crimes and are prohibited from becoming members for five years (in some cases, seven years) after conviction = 2016
2011 guilty convictions + 5 years = 2016
Canada’s federal election is in 2015, not 2016. Stephen Harper is barred for another year from running in 2015 election or from becoming a member of the Canadian government.
In 2003, Canadian Alliance leader, Stephen Harper and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada leader, Peter MacKay, voted to unite and betray their 2 parties, as the new Conservative Party of Canada, and Mr. Harper made himself the party’s first leader and only leader.
Being that the Conservative Party of Canada was founded and has only been lead by Stephen Harper and his political doctrine and agendas, the Conservative Party of Canada legally and politically represents only Stephen Harper. Any and all violations of law and convictions for violations of law are Stephen Harper’s crimes, indictments and convictions.
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