Complaints from a federal Conservative candidate, a provincial Liberal MPP, and a failed municipal candidate, who all ran within Scarborough-Rouge River's borders within the last two years, have pointed to sustained, possibly massive, vote fraud concerning Tamil residents who live within, and outside of, the district.
Marlene Gallyot, who was the federal Con candidate in 2011, claims that voters were showing up with unusable ID and registering illegally to vote. Bas Balkissoon, the Liberal MPP who won by just 4% last year despite winning by much larger margins beforehand, had similar claims, and pointed out that late additions to the voter's lists can come in and register with something as simple as a utility bill - nothing that actually declares their citizenship or their right to vote. Balkissoon even went door to door with these voter lists and found out people claiming to live there, never did.
Addresses claimed by people of Tamil origin didn't actually exist.
Gallyot says people were coaching voters, in the Tamil language, at the polling station.
Anonymous poll workers are claiming they were told to register voters even if they didn't have the right ID.
And all these allegations, mostly concerning Tamil names and Tamil voters, are all the more sensitive considering the historic win of the NDP's Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the first Tamil MP in Canada.
Clearly, there is someone, some group, organizing voters of Tamil origin to vote illegally in the riding - whether or not they live there. They've taken advantage of a faulty system and an over-active elections agency seeking more voters to pad the turnout with.
Something is very rotten in that riding, and we need to get to the bottom of it. If the federal Conservatives refuse to do the job, then let the Ontario Liberals and City of Toronto officials take their place, since it affects them as well. Someone, anyone, needs to do something.
I hope that Sitsabaiesan isn't involved either. It'd be a very shameful day for Canada if a historic election win ended up being a sham.