Election Interference Hypocrisy

Engler, Yves

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.
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