Ensure the Senate scandal truth comes out -- make the investigations fully independent!
  • Petitioning Stephen Harper

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Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
Leader of the Opposition NDP
Thomas Mulcair
Liberal Leader
Justin Trudeau
Green Party Leader
Elizabeth May
Bloc Québécois House Leader
Louis Plamandon
RCMP Commissioner
Bob Paulson
Commissioner of Canada Elections
Yves Côté
Chef du Bloc Québécois
Daniel Paillé (Chef du Bloc Québécois)

Ensure the Senate scandal truth comes out -- make the investigations fully independent!

    1. Petition by

      Democracy Watch

The RCMP recently let Prime Minister Harper's former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright off the hook after accusing him last fall of bribing Senator Mike Duffy with a $90,000 cheque and revealing secret emails that raise serious questions about whether PM Harper and his staff were involved in the payoff to cover up the Senate scandal.  The RCMP gave no details why, they just made the vague claim that the evidence did not support charging Wright.

Canadians deserve to know the truth including the full truth about why Wright was not charged.  More investigation is also needed to uncover what really happened in the Senate scandal, but it is certain that the public has been lied to.
 
This petition asks that an independent prosecutor be appointed to ensure the RCMP fully investigates everyone in the Senate scandals, and all wrongdoers are prosecuted and held accountable.  And it calls for full, public explanations of the results of investigations and decisions about prosecutions.

The RCMP has recently pledged to dislclose the details about why Nigel Wright was not charged for his payment to Senator Duffy, but they need to be pushed to keep their pledge.
 
There are serious questions about the RCMP's independence from Prime Minister Harper's government, and so they must be watched closely to ensure we can trust the results of their investigation. Both the RCMP and the Commissioner of Canada Elections (who is also investigating) are usually overseen by prosecutors who serve under PM Harper's Minister of Justice Peter MacKay. 
 
There are many reasons to believe we can win! In similar spending scandal situations, and
 after loud public outcry, many provincial governments, including in B.C. and Ontario, have appointed independent prosecutors to ensure investigations are conducted properly and thoroughly, and that prosecution decisions are not undermined by career ambitions or other dangerous conflicts of interest.  And those prosecutors have fully and publicly explained their decisions about prosecutions.
 
Help push Prime Minister Harper to ensure the Senate scandals are investigated fully, and every wrongdoer is prosecuted transparently, by:
1. Appointing an independent prosecutor with all federal political party leaders approving the person chosen;
2. Empowering the prosecutor to oversee and direct the investigations of all the Senate scandals;
3. Requiring the prosecutor to give public updates on the status of all the investigations every month, and;
4. Requiring the prosecutor to explain publicly if s/he decides not to prosecute someone who is facing allegations.

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    • William Veniot STONY PLAIN, CANADA
      • 5 days ago

      Harpers corrupt government needs to be seen in the light. and the RCMP don't have the right to hide anything from us.

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    • Jennifer Little RICHMOND, CANADA
      • 5 days ago

      "A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody." Thomas Paine

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    • Michael campanelli TORONTO, CANADA
      • 12 days ago

      We have to make sure this comes to public light , for our children's sake

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    • kenneth robar NEW MINAS, CANADA
      • 16 days ago

      because harper has not been open to the people.his party seems to think they can do what they want just like the liberals in nova scotia has they are taking the rights of healthcare workers they all have a right to vote there is a petition on line to stop the liberals from doing this and to get the minister of socail service to tell people why she let people live with bugs and the place is run by her dept they need to know they can not get away with this or get off easy

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    • David Leblanc STE-MARIE-SALOMé, CANADA
      • 20 days ago

      Truth is truth!

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