This is the new normal or, more accurately, the old tricks of fascists and totalitarians. It’s much like Hitler used the Reichstag fire to suspend civil liberties and pursue a “ruthless confrontation” with his political enemies. Anyone who cannot see the historical similarities are destined to repeat them.
A Calgary school board trustee candidate who made headlines when she reported being the victim of racist threats has been charged under the Local Authorities Election Act following an investigation.
Nimra Amjad, 32, has been charged with signing a candidate’s acceptance form that contains a false statement and making a false statement for a purpose related to an election.