Apr 04 2011

legislation automatically bars or bans Mr.Harper from seeking re-election

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Please read this letter that was written by Simon Leung and pass it on – thanks

Dear Mr. Speaker:
I write to you today to inform you of my request to file a Letter of Complaint against the eligibility of a possible re-election of Stephen Harper.

I am sure you are aware that on March 9,2011 when you issued a report declaring two possible charges of contempt of Parliament. The first of these reports was against the Minister responsible for the Canadian International Aid Agency (CIDA) Bev Oda. It’s alleged that Oda added the word “not” to a funding memo for an aid agency, resulting in the request being ignored and lied about in testimony before a committee.

You also ruled that the Conservative Cabinet,itself could be in Contempt of Parliament for not disclosing the cost of their crime policies and the cost of the F-35 fighter jets. A report in which you’ve sent to the Commons Committee on March 21,2011.

On the morning of March 25,2011 the finding of contempt led to a motion of non-confidence, which was introduced by the Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.  Both the NDP and the Bloc support this motion, that resulted in the adjournment of the 40th Parliament of Canada and made Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government  first to fall on a charge of Contempt of Parliament.

Clearly that by reading Section 18 of the Constitution Act of 1867 it states the following:

The privileges, immunities, and powers to be held, enjoyed, and exercised by the Senate and by the House of Commons, and by the members thereof respectively, shall be such as are from time to time defined by Act of the parliament of Canada, but so that any Act of the Parliament of Canada defining such privileges, immunities, and powers shall not confer any privileges, immunities, or powers exceeding those at the passing of such Act held, enjoyed, and exercised by the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and by the members thereof.

Therefore, if in fact Mr. Harper is in contempt of Parliament this legislation automatically bars or bans him from seeking re-election between 5-7 years. Yet, he is still campaigning for re-election. I am asking you in the defense of democracy and to uphold the Canadian  Constitution Act of 1867 and the Elections Canada Act of 2000, to disqualify Mr. Harper and the Conservative Party from seeking another term during this election.

Sincerely yours,
Simon Leung

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