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FOREIGN INTERFERENCE: Greens MP Jamie Parker busted breaking Canadian campaign laws

jamieparkerlawbreakerNSW Greens MP Jamie Parker has been caught violating Canada’s election laws that ban foreigners from meddling in their ballots, VEXNEWS can exclusively reveal.

The incident occurred after Parker’s election to the Parliament, as he boasts about his election in the video.

While it has been removed by Youtube after complaints were made, because of its vast global resources and the undying dedication of its truth-seekers, the VEXNEWS Investigations Unit has obtained a copy of the illegal video and presents for the purposes of news-reporting the segment of it on which Parker appears.

The blatantly illegal campaign advertisement prepared by Australian Greens activists and members, has Parker talking directly to camera urging Canadians to vote for the Canada Greens boss Elizabeth May at their elections on May 2nd. The Vancouver Sun reports on the foreign interference campaign scandal:

Elections Canada spokesman David Rutherford said the elections act prohibits people who do not reside in the country from participating or encouraging Canadians to vote in a certain way.

Section 331 of the Canada Elections Act states: No person who does not reside in Canada shall, during an election period, in any way induce electors to vote or refrain from voting . . . for a particular candidate unless the person is (a) a Canadian citizen; or (b) a permanent resident.

Green Party of Canada spokesman Kieran Green said the party noticed the video online Saturday and is trying to make contact with the producer.

LAW-BREAKER
The Mercedes-Benz driving Parker has an extensive rap-sheet, being previously embroiled in serious allegations of illegal and unethical dealings in a series of incidents including dodgy promotions of vitamins as ‘Horny Goat Weed’ and ‘Fatblaster’ and has had a business association with criminals involved in car re-birthing. He also launched into a vicious anti-Semitic rant at “these Jews” who’d dare criticise him over the Greens party’s racist boycott of Israel, which is widely blamed for their poor showing in the NSW state election.

Greens leader Bob Brown distanced himself from the anti-Semitic activities of his rogue NSW branch although it has since emerged that one of his own staff was one of the Marrickville councillors who voted in favour of the now repudiated anti-Israel boycott.

One of the unfortunate-looking chaps in the illegal campaign video appears to be doing an Andrew Wilkie impersonation too.

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RAPE HUMOUR
The Canadian Greens seem to have much in common with their Australian comrades. One Greens candidate, Alan Saldanha, resigned after a public furore over a Facebook entry where he had listed his “favourite quote”:

“If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.”

A senior Labor figure when told of this latest Greens misadventure told VEXNEWS last night “Their brand is idealism, their reality is vile cynicism and vulgar crudity. Their positioning is about a new standard of ethics in public life, their reality is law-breaking and breath-taking improprieties.”

It’s at this stage unknown whether Parker can or will be prosecuted and extradited to Canada to confront the notorious tough-guy enforcer of the country’s very tough electoral laws, Marc Mayrand. The Electoral Commissioner is known for instructing Mounties to raid political parties’ HQs in order to bring them to justice for electoral violations including over-spending on campaigns and other exotic electoral laws in place there.

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HEATING UP: MPCCC matches Abbott's simple slogans with intractable structures and interminable jargon

imageThere are nearly as many shades of opinion on the climate change/carbon-tax rainbow as there are members of the House of Representatives.

And yet we wonder if even the most enthusiastic cheer-leader for a unilaterally imposed jobs-exporting carbon-tax might have reason to pause over the most recent nocturnal emission from the high-powered ”Multi-Party Climate Change Committee” (the MPCCC to its few friends) .

Its lengthy legalistic rhetoric is painful, inaccessible and suggests a frightening number of structures, roundtables, working groups, stakeholder engtagements, technical working groups and so on.

The standard of the communications in the MPCCC communique suggests the government is going to find it very difficult to persuade Australians that it’s doing the right thing by introducing a tax calculated to solve a global problem in one jurisdiction where some credibly argue it will not make a serious contribution to reducing carbon emissions. The best argument they have is that we need to prepare for the future where there will be huge global pressure to reduce “carbon pollution.” Until that pressure is universally felt though, the effect of bringing the tax in will be shift the economic activity we’re taxing to other places. It makes us uncivilised, we know, but we struggle to comprehend the logic of that. Without global action, how can we solve what we are told is a global problem?

Rolling back this mess and the compensation payments attached to it presents a huge challenge for the Coalition too. The way they’re going, they’re entitled to think the carbon tax will ensue their election. The potential uncertainties could trip up the Opposition but not if this communique represents the standard of their communications to the ultimate decision-makers.

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