Citizen Action Monitor

Harper exploits taxpayer-funded, billion-dollar loophole in his “Unfair” Elections Act

Leadnow advocacy NGO asks supporters to remind Canadians who is wasting their tax dollars

No 1413 Posted by fw, August 02, 2015

“Can you share the image below to make sure people across Canada remember Harper’s priorities? When thousands of us amplify powerful images, we can expose exactly what politicians are trying to sweep under the rug.”Leadnow.ca

That’s the gist of an email message sent today by Leadnow.ca to its estimated 400,000 followers across Canada.

Leadnow asks you to share this message — or just the graphic — via Facebook, Twitter, and I’ll suggest email, and blogs.

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Harper’s billion dollar election trick, email from Leadnow.ca, August 2, 2015

Dear friends,

Last week’s worst-kept secret is out. This morning, Stephen Harper went to the Governor General and triggered the election over a month early – setting us up for the longest campaign in almost a century, and the most expensive Canadian election ever.

He’s exploiting a loophole he buried in last year’s voter suppressing “Fair Elections Act,” and is trying to win by massively outspending the other parties.

Harper is starting the election over the August long weekend because he hopes voters will be distracted.

Can you share the image below to make sure people across Canada remember Harper’s priorities? When thousands of us amplify powerful images, we can expose exactly what politicians are trying to sweep under the rug.

Harpers budget

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On Tuesday, we’ll send you more details about the Leadnow community’s plan to defeat the Harper Conservatives by uniting voters into the biggest people-powered campaign in Canadian history. Until then, share this graphic on Facebook and Twitter to help expose Harper’s unnecessary and self-interested decision to call an early election that will cost us nearly $1 billion. [Source: Taxpayers will be on the hook for millions if Stephen Harper kicks off the election early by Joan Bryden, National Post, July 29, 2015]

Let’s do this.

Amara, on behalf of the Leadnow.ca team

SEE ALSO

Federal Election 2015: Tory MPs, Ministers Pledge New Cash, Recycle Old Promises by The Canadian Press, Huffington Post, July 31, 2015 — Federal cabinet ministers have made almost $1.6 billion in spending promises in the last two days, as the hours tick down to an expected election call.

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