Electoral Malpractice In Canada: Delayed Reaction

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THE odd thing about the controversy over "robocalls" (automated messages) that has gripped Canadian politicians for the past fortnight is that not much about it is new. Reports both before and after the general election of May 2011, in which Stephen Harper's Conservatives won a majority, claimed that supporters of opposition parties in at least four ridings (constituencies) were directed to the wrong polling station by a recorded phone message, purporting to come from the electoral authority. There were also reports of opposition supporters receiving harassing or abusive phone calls from people who claimed to be from their own party.

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