There has been much noise these days regarding what is termed the “Russian threat” to elections in the US, Canada, and other countries. To what extent this threat is real or, on the other hand, is being over-hyped for geo-political purposes remains a matter of debate for some, especially in the alternative media.
However, one thing is clear. This “Russian threat” is being used to justify troubling measures that go against freedom of speech and other rights. In response to this Russian threat, the federal government appears to be bypassing Elections Canada, the federal independent body responsible, at least in the past, for overseeing elections in the country. Continue reading