As many people are shocked to learn that the Commissioner of Elections Canada suddenly retired in the midst of the most important investigation in Elections Canada’s history, I can only shake my head as Harper has torn another page from the Gordon Campbell BC Liberal’s playbook. We will possibly never know how William Corbett came to his decision to retire on the eve of claiming an important place in our history, but I’m willing to bet that it involved a large payout, a cushy “position” on a Board of Directors and a confidentiality clause.
Many moons ago, I wrote a letter to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer pointing out to him how Gordon Campbell improperly appointed Craig James as BC’s Chief Electoral Officer. You can read about it here. The whole thing was highly suspect in it’s implementation, just as the recall intitiative on the HST was ramping up.
Our suspicions were borne out to be correct, as Mr. James subsequently ruled in favour of the Campbell regime at every opportunity, ruling against the peoples initiative at every turn. Christy Clark was even allowed to Campaign during Polling in the by-election that she allegedly won to be vaulted to the top job, right outside a Polling Station. Highly illegal, unless you own the supposedly arms-length Electoral Office. She got away with that too, thanks to Campbell’s illegal appointment of an Acting Chief Electoral Officer.
For the rest of Canada, I would like to say that it’s over. Democracy, that is. If we ever really had it.
My advice is to appeal to the UN to moniter the next election.
Not even kidding…