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Canadian government official uses threats of criminal prosecution to silence critics of ruling party politician

Aslam Nathoo(R) on the campaign trail with Taleeb Noormohamed in 2019.

A senior Canadian government official on Thursday used threats of criminal prosecution to silence critics of a controversial ruling party politician. Aslam Nathoo, a director at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, went after social media users who mocked Taleeb

Tory candidate-led organization green lit fraudster as immigrant visa provider despite whistleblower warnings of immigration and Ponzi scams

An industry association headed by a Conservative candidate at the upcoming federal election recommended an alleged fraudster as a provider of immigrant visas despite whistleblowers alleging that the company was running a Ponzi scheme and committing immigration fraud. Vancouver Granville

Twitter astroturfing campaigns intensify as Canada’s election day draws near

By Rohana Rezel Two hashtags started trending on Twitter as the leader’s debate wound down on Friday night in Canada: #LiberalSurge and #LiberalPurge. I analyzed the spread of those two hashtags using The Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) toolset.  I

$5M mansion owners pay very little income tax in Canada. Conservative candidate is fighting to protect them from BC’s speculation tax.

By Rohana Rezel Jing Bai’s family owns and lives in a $5.7 million dollar mansion in Vancouver’s tony MacKenzie Heights neighbourhood in the affluent Westside of the city. The family pays very little income taxes in Canada because the primary

Canada’s Conservatives under fire for promoting “election rigging” conspiracy theories echoing Trump

The Conservative Party of Canada is coming under heavy criticism for promoting conspiracy theories about “election rigging” a day after riots incited by similar statements by US President Donald Trump left five people dead. A fundraising page on the official

WE scandal hits Trudeau’s approval ratings

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval has dropped five points in the first reading of public opinion since questions arose regarding his government’s – and family’s – ties to the WE group of organizations, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid

Voters receiving robocalls sending them to wrong voting locations

By ThinkPol Staff Voters in a Quebec riding are complaining about receiving robocalls instructing them to go to the wrong voting place yesterday on the eve of Canada’s federal election. These latest robocalls are raising fears of a repeat of

Robocalls, ethics violations and other Scheer Scandals

By Rohana Rezel Andrew Scheer wants Canadians to believe that he’s squeaky clean and has spent the entire campaign painting his opponents as corrupt, untrustworthy, and unethical. What Andrew Scheer wants Canadians to forget is that his own closet is

Don’t privatize Canada’s airports ‒ Commons committee

By ThinkPol Staf A Parliamentary committee is recommending against the Liberal government’s plan to sell off Canada’s airports to raise billions in capital to be used towards other public infrastructure projects. “Limit rising passenger and operational costs by preventing the

Election 102: Voter Due Diligence

Stephen Garvey, Leader of Democratic Advancement Party of Canada (DAPC) The Canadian electorate has a vital role in our democracy in ensuring that Canadians who best represent their constituencies and country get elected. A case can be made that the