The most dangerous man in Canada
May 2, 2012
This week, quite possibly today, Ontario Superior Court Justice Thomas Lederer will hear final arguments and then render a judgement on the disputed vote in last year’s federal election in Etobicoke Centre which went to the Conservative candidate by 26 votes. Well documented voting irregularities, particularly the decision by returning officers to allow voters to cast ballots without showing proper identification, leave it to the judge to decide whether or not to invalidate the election result.
A by-election called because of electoral fraud would uncork the logjam of popular opposition to the Harper regime which has built up over the last six years. As the one who has the potential to release the flood, Judge Lederer is in my estimation the most dangerous man in Canada, though I am eager for the frenzy to begin.