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Will Canada now become known as the Second best “Democracy” that money can buy? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Sunday, 02 August 2015 08:44

By joan Russow 

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Harper misrepresented the source of funding for the election. He undoubtedly knows  that there is a 50% rebate from the public purse for National party expenses, and a 60% rebate for each individual canadate who receive over 10% of the vote. 

 

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Will Canada now become known as the Second best “Democracy” that money can buy? ( A paraphrase Greg Palast's comment on the US system)
 
The purpose of having fixed election dates was to remove the unfairness inherent in the
provision, given to the Prime Minister, to select the election date
which used to always benefit the incumbent governing party. The ability to
change the election campaign period would also benefit, the incumbent party.
And for that reason this change would compromise the fairness of an
election. 

 

Citizens have a legitimate expectation that the principle of fairness
of fixed election dates would not be undermined by a change in the fixed
election Campaign period which would benefit the incumbent Party. Harper’s
concept of fairness is reminiscent of the statement by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: All are free to sleep under the bridges of Paris but only the poor avail themselves of this opportunity.

 

The Governor General erred in not Taking into account the recent comments by Jean Pierre Kingsley, the former Chief Electoral Officer:. 

Stephen Harper 'gaming the system' with early election call, says former Elections Canada head 

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/canada-s-longest-and-most-expensive-election-campaign-ever-about-to-begin-1.3172717/stephen-harper-gaming-the-system-with-early-election-call-says-former-elections-canada-head-1.3172869


Kingsley stressed that the extension of the period would distort the role of money in
politics, and distort everything we have been fighting for. 

The Governor General also erred by not respecting the spirit of the
doctrine of legitimate expectation and refuse to allow
Harper to change the period of the election

The Doctrine of legitimate Expectations has the following components

*Not breaking and undertaking as one pleases

*Compatibility with public duty

* Public interest may be better served by honouring their undertaking than by
breaking it

*Fulfilling the expectation must assist in performing rather than inhibit the
performance of its statutory duty.

 

Citizens have a legitimate expectation that the principle of fairness
of fixed election dates would not be undermined by a change in the fixed
election.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 09:25
 

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