It's amazing how authoritarians so seldom play fairly. All about wars (including the long-lasting class war, added to those against women and persons of color), they assume a "might makes right" attitude. In other words, Innocent until some entity (arguably outside of their bribery or control) can prove them guilty.
This is boilerplate U.S. Republican strategy. No doubt the angry rich white boys ' club shares its methodology so that rules, practices, and treaties deferential to the old privilege niche remain consistent while crossing borders:
"Having ignored the very real problem presented by the robocall scandal, the Harperites instead focused on clamping down on an imaginary problem -- people voting multiple times, which is not a problem at all, as Neufeld states in an affidavit in support of the court injunction."
This also runs parallel with similar outcomes inside the U.S.:
"Even though he's had the support of less than 40 per cent of Canadians, Harper has held power for almost a decade by focusing on getting out the vote among his loyal base, who tend to be older and more affluent."
Harper FIRED climate scientists and defunded research in that field. Meanwhile, he wants to make the 1% in his nation rich from exploiting Earth Mother's tar sand oil in ways that will destroy ecosystems into perpetuity. He's such a sociopath that his moral calculus likely weighs in the direct advantages Canada will experience as temperatures warm and that once frigid land becomes far more temperate. He could care less about all the droughts, floods, earthquakes, heat waves, and recently reactivated volcanoes that are making hell on earth for so many millions.