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DJ Kelly abandons bid for judicial recount over Chu’s election win

A judicial recount is illegal wherever a municipality chooses to use voting machines rather than a traditional ballot count.

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DJ Kelley — who finished 100 votes behind embattled Calgary Ward 4 Coun. Sean Chu — has dropped his bid to have a judicial recount in the October 18 election.

“Regardless of whether or not a recount would have changed the outcome of the election, the current law is that in Calgary, and anywhere in Alberta where a machine is used on election day, there is no way to request a recount,” said Kelly in a release.

He said a November 19 legal conference with Justice Kent Davidson made it clear there was a serious concern with the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) in that a judicial recount is illegal wherever a municipality chooses to use voting machines rather than a traditional ballot count.

Kelley said he doesn’t have the financial means to mount a challenge to the LAEA itself and is dropping his request.

“Our democratic system must be based on trust, and the combination of this section of the LAEA and the choice by the city to use tabulators to achieve a quicker election result means by law no confirmation of election results is possible,” said Kelly.

“On October 19 I asked for a recount simply because I believed when an election is decided by (at that time) 52 votes, we should double-check that ballots were accurately counted. The denial of that request has unfortunately now uncovered even larger issues in our electoral system.

“As a result, I offer my congratulations to Sean Chu on his election as Ward 4 Councillor. Calgarians living in Ward 4 deserve strong and effective representation, and I will watch closely to see if he is able to deliver on that expectation.”

Days before the election, allegations surfaced Chu had an inappropriate relationship nearly two decades earlier with a girl who was 16 at the time. Chu was then an officer with the Calgary Police Service.

The Chu allegation involved an incident where he met the girl at the King’s Head Pub. After hitting it off, the pair agreed to meet later when Chu was off-duty and in civilian clothes.

The pair went to Chu’s house where he admits they engaged in consensual sexual foreplay. The girl then asked Chu to drive her home, which he did.

The girl later filed a complaint alleging Chu sexually assaulted her.

According to documents obtained by the Western Standard, Chu’s accuser said he had sexually assaulted her while holding a gun to her head.

However, Insp. Debbie Middleton-Hope, the presiding officer at the disciplinary hearing in 2003, said testimony from the then 16-year-old minor was not credible and not to be believed.

“I find Const. Chu to be forthright in his description of the details and I find his evidence to be believed,” said Middleton-Hope, a well-respected, now-retired, Calgary policewoman, in transcripts provided to the Western Standard.

“Under cross-examination (the woman) had difficulty in recalling pertinent details,” said Middleton-Hope.

“I find her evidence not to be believed and I was not able to consider her evidence when deciding a sentence.”

Middleton-Hope also confirmed there was no evidence that would have indicated Chu was aware the woman was underage stating, “several witnesses said [the girl] appeared to be 19 to 21 years old.”

Although allegations of sexual misconduct were thoroughly investigated and dismissed over the investigation, Chu had a letter of reprimand added to his file for discreditable conduct for caressing the accuser’s leg while on duty and was ordered to undergo six months of ethics training.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean any harm,” Chu told the Western Standard in an exclusive interview.

“I have always told the truth. My reputation is important to me and now my family is hurting,” said Chu.

Chu is now looking at his legal options and a possible defamation suit over some of what he called “false reporting.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Illusion

    November 26, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I knew as soon as I saw Dominion Voting boxes stacked around the walls in the voting room I went to that there would be significant voter fraud in the recent municipal elections. I can say with confidence that the reason why it is illegal to have judicial recounts when voting machines are used is because Dominion is globalist owned and the people making the laws that govern elections are also globalist owned (I am sure that there is some other garbage reason they have for making this law, but it is just BS). I can almost guarantee that the voting machines are applying an algorithm which is no doubt stealing many close races. Even the equalization referendum results look to be subject to significant fraud. I don’t buy that 39% of Albertans oppose eliminating equalization, that would be no higher than 30% if these were honest and valid results. We need to eliminate electronic voting otherwise Notley may actually win 50% of the vote in the next election and the WIP probably won’t even win a seat. Rigging opinion polls doesn’t make sense, but when the same group is rigging the opinion polls and the election results then you get Stalin-era domestic propaganda that is highly effective at creating a false reality.

  2. Declan Carroll

    November 26, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Hmmmmm I wonder why vote recounts are illegal when vote tabulation machines are used. I was wondering how it could be poasible for Gondak to win by that much and now I have my answer. Our elections are a complete and total fraud. Any election that does not use hand counts with rigorous scrutineering is a fraud as far as I am concerned.

  3. Mars Hill

    November 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Things are so crooked these days I wouldn’t be surprised this Chu kerfuffel is a smokescreen for the mayors chair.

  4. M S

    November 25, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I’m 100% behind Mr Chu! There was never so much a sniff of anything remotely close to criminal intent. Has anyone heard what the creature on the other side of the story is or has to say? There’s a reason, dig for yourselves. This is a smear orchestrated by CBC/ MSM who is in Nengina’s pocket. Sue her sorry ass and the rest for defamation!!! God help us Cowtown…..

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LETTER: Does Copping have scientific evidence to continue with vaccine passports?

“Surely our government would not discriminate against any Albertans without a sound scientific basis for doing so.”

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RE: Vaccine passports now mandatory in Alberta

My wife and I took it upon ourselves to get tested for immunity to the COVID-19 virus at our own cost. Several other couples in our community have done the same thing. The test is carried out by the Mayo Clinic so I think we can all agree it is done by a very credible organization.

Both my wife and I tested >250 which is the highest level of immunity that they register. It is also the same level of immunity they show on the most vaccinated people. 

With this in mind, I ask the Minister of Health and the entire UCP government, what is the scientific basis for your continuing to impose the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) to discriminate against us and restrict us from being able to participate in society?

Surely our government would not discriminate against any Albertans without a sound scientific basis for doing so.

Murray Woods
Linden, AB

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‘Galileo’ stockbroker loses COVID case

Grammond explained judicial notice of obvious facts is intended to ensuring plaintiffs with pointless claims do not “bog down the judicial process” with unnecessary arguments.

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A Montreal stockbroker who likened himself to Galileo and said COVID-19 wasn’t real had his case tossed out of Federal Court, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“Courts make decisions based on evidence brought in each particular case,” wrote Justice Sébastien Grammond.

“Some facts however are so obvious courts assume their existence and no evidence of them is required. This is called judicial notice.”

Lucien Khodeir filed a federal challenge of Treasury Board vaccination orders for employees.

Khodeir was not personally affected by the orders issued last October 6. The court was told he works as a stock trader for CIBC World Markets.

Khodeir in his submission said vaccine mandates were unnecessary since the coronavirus did not exist, and proposed to call three expert witnesses.

“It is pure speculation,” said the court.

“In his submissions, Mr. Khodeir compares himself to Galileo who was persecuted in the 17th century for asserting that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a theory unanimously accepted today. Yet unlike Mr. Khodeir, Galileo buttressed the heliocentric theory with facts, especially his discovery of Jupiter’s moons.

“In contrast, Mr. Khodeir asks us to believe his assertions regarding the coronavirus without providing any tangible fact in support. The comparison is unfair to the great Italian scholar. Mr. Khodeir’s case has no scientific footing.”

Grammond explained judicial notice of obvious facts is intended to ensuring plaintiffs with pointless claims do not “bog down the judicial process” with unnecessary arguments.

“Over the last two years most people on this planet have been affected in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the court.

“It has become common knowledge COVID-19 is caused by a virus.

“Numerous trusted sources of information have repeated this fact to the point that it is now beyond reasonable dispute. There is a lack of debate on this issue in scientific circles.”

The Federal Court noted dismissal of the claim was unrelated to numerous cases awaiting trial in which vaccine orders are being challenged as unnecessary, intrusive and unconstitutional. None of the plaintiffs challenging vaccine orders have disputed the existence of the coronavirus.

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Study claims Olympic mandatory app means zero privacy

It was found the server responses are not completely secure, meaning it could be possible for an outside source to create fake notifications for the users or direct them to fake sites.

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A mandatory app for Beijing 2022 Olympic athletes poses many personal security risks including collection of vulnerable medical information, says a new Canadian study.

The University of Toronto study analysis of the MY2022 Olympics app, examined the data collection, privacy policy, and censorship content.

The study called the flaws “simple but devastating,” as the security can be worked around pertaining to individuals’ voice audio and file transfers.

The app’s data collection policy is clear, however, its security breaches the rules of Google’s Unwanted Software Policy, Apple’s App Store guidelines, and even China’s domestic laws on privacy protection.

Medical and travel history, demographic information, and health customs forms that include passport details, are all vulnerable information on the app.

It was found the server responses are not completely secure, meaning it could be possible for an outside source to create fake notifications for the users or direct them to fake sites.

The Chinese government owns the Beijing Financial Holdings Group, which are the owners of the MY2022 app.

Part of its function is to monitor the health of participants related to COVID-19, including vaccination status, passport information and other personal details for international users.

The report said that, according to the official Olympics Games Playbook, such information can be processed by Chinese government authorities and Beijing Organizing Committee.

MY2022 also contains a list of 2,442 “politically sensitive” keywords that are flagged based on the Chinese government’s discretion.

Additionally, the app does not inform users of what other organizations’ data could be shared.

The app is necessary for all attendants, including spectators, athletes, and journalists.

All visitors to the games will need to be fully vaccinated based on origin-country rules or attain approval of exemption and quarantine for 21 days prior if unvaccinated according to the playbook.

All participants will also be COVID-19 tested daily.

The 2022 Beijing Olympics were already shrouded in controversy, as global protests in February of 2021 arose against the games being held due to China’s ongoing genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang.

Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom have all pledged a diplomatic boycott of the games, refusing to send any government officials.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard
esudyk@westernstandardonline.com

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