Election Interference Hypocrisy
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 23/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21025
While Canadian and Western media pursue Russian election meddling they ignore clear-cut Canadian meddling elsewhere, and the Unites States' long history of interference in elections around the world, including in Canada.
Excerpt: If a guy does something bad to someone else, but then complains later when another person does that same thing to him, what do we say? Stop being a hypocrite. Either you change tack or you got what you deserved.
Ottawa has interfered in at least one recent Ukrainian election. Canada funded a leading civil society opposition group and promised Ukraine's lead electoral commissioner Canadian citizenship if he did "the right thing" in the 2004-05 poll. Ottawa also paid for 500 Canadians of Ukrainian descent to observe the elections.