Emma Ruby-Sachs – Harper’s G8-Gate: Canada’s Taxpayer Dollars

This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper
Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative
riding
– and then covered it up as G8 summit spending. With Canadians
heading to the polls in mere weeks, we need to know the truth about Harper.
Sign the petition
to call for the release of the report:
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This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it up as G8 summit spending. With Canadians heading to the polls in mere weeks, we need to know the truth about Harper and his loose-fisted ministers.
Parliamentary experts say that no law bars the Auditor General from immediately releasing this report to the public. In fact, it would serve our bruised democracy to reveal the facts about G8 spending before
Canadians are asked to choose the next government. We need to know if Harper illegally doled outpublic money to his supporters before we cast our votes.
Let’s raise a massive public call to the AG and all 5 parties to agree immediately to release this report. If enough us join, our outcry will compel the AG to protect democracy by revealing the truth before the
vote.
Sign the petition below – we’ll deliver it when we hit 75,000 signatures:
This is the first time in Canadian history that an AG draft report has been leaked.
Members of Parliament knew that the alleged illegal conduct documented in this report was outrageous – they had no choice but to violate the tradition of confidentiality surrounding draft AG reports.
Since the scandal broke, the AG has been “sent” to Nunavut. But she cannot escape a public
outcry – nor an official request from all political leaders demanding that
the truth be revealed before election day.
A fair and informed vote depends on exposing the truth about Harper and his G8 spending to the
Canadian public. Let’s send a flood of messages to the leaders of all five major political parties calling on them to file an official – and immediate – request with the Auditor General for the release of the G8 spending report.
Then we’ll bring our call directly to the AG:
The Harper Government fell because it was the first in Canadian history to be found in contempt of Parliament for refusing to tell the truth about public spending. This election is in large part about accountability, and if there is yet another massive misappropriation of taxpayer money, we have a right to know.
Let’s fight for the chance to make an informed choice at the polls.
With
hope,
Emma, Ricken, Janet and the rest of the Avaaz.
team
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