Robocall Scandal

The Truth About the 2011 Federal Election

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

It was not until the media began covering the story that the number of robocalls complaints exploded. A whopping 3597 articles were written in 2012 about the "robocalls" affair, leading to Elections Canada receiving over 40,000 "complaints." But those "complaints" didn't come from electors reporting that they had received a call.

New Details In 'Pierre Poutine' Mystery

CBC | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Politics

More details are emerging in the mystery of "Pierre Poutine," a pseudonym of the person behind misleading election robocalls in Guelph, Ont. New cou...

'Extremely Worrisome'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says it is "extremely worrisome" that there was a systematic approach to interfering in the right to vote in t...

Will Election Robocalls Ever Be Punished?

CBC | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Politics

Now that a charge has been laid against Michael Sona in the case of misleading automated robocalls in Guelph, Ont., in the 2011 federal election, what...

Althia Raj

Ex-Tory Staffer Charged In Robocall Scandal | Althia Raj | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada has filed a charge against Michael Sona, the ex-Conservative staffer fingered by the Tories in the so-called robocalls scandal, The H...

Robocalls: Elections Canada Wants More Power To Punish

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tough penalties for elections-official impersonators, beefier investigative powers and more voter privacy were among the ideas floated Wednes...

Will Judge Toss 6 Tory MPs From Office?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The electoral fates of six Conservative MPs, once strictly the purview of Canadian voters, landed in the hands of a judge Monday as lawyers o...

Robocall Ruling Could Cause Chaos, Tory Lawyer Warns

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It speaks volumes that no Canadian voters have come forward to swear out an affidavit saying their trips to the federal ballot box were thwar...

Robocalls Court Challenge Clears Another Hurdle

CBC | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics

A group of Canadians challenging the election wins of seven Conservative MPs has scored a victory along the road to getting the main case heard in Fed...

Tories Won't Block New Evidence In Robocalls Case

CBC | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Lawyers for the Conservative Party have dropped their objections to new expert evidence being entered in the ongoing legal battle over robocalls in la...

Tory MPs Demand $250,000 In Robocall Legal Fees

CBC | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Politics

Conservative Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton says a challenge of the 2011 federal election results in seven Conservative ridings is a "zero-sum game" bei...

Documents Clash With Robocall Investigators' Claims

The National Post | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- Elections Canada has reported it is investigating reports of fraudulent and deceptive calls across Canada, but court documents made public M...

LIBERALS Fined For Robocall

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Liberal MP's riding association has been slapped with a hefty fine for failing to adequately identify itself in robocalls during the 2011 e...

Pierre Poutine's Newest Enemy

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The RCMP has been called on by Elections Canada to help it get to the bottom of who was behind illicit phone calls that aimed to misdirect voters duri...

'Shocking' Robocalls Poll Released

CBC | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Politics

A group supporting a Federal Court challenge of the election results in seven ridings says a new poll it commissioned shows fraudulent election calls ...

Group Debunks Tory Robocalls Explanation

CBC | Posted 06.18.2012 | Canada Politics

New information released by a group challenging last year's federal election results in seven ridings shows almost no changes in polling station locat...

Voters Say They Got Robocalled After Declining To Vote Conservative

CBC | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Politics

An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations wa...

Canadians Protest 'Robocracy'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Protesters armed with placards and megaphones gathered in a number of Canadian cities across Canada on Sunday to call for a public inquiry into the ro...

Father Of Modern-Day Conservative Movement Calls Ethics Upgrade

CBC | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Politics

The patriarch of the modern-day conservative movement in Canada is calling for better ethical training for campaign workers in the wake of the robocal...

Sunday Roundup: Welcome Back to the Future

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

There are quite a number of things to get through for this week, but if you'll indulge me for a moment, I'd first like to address an article that appeared in the Globe entitled "Is the Huffington Post the Future of Journalism?" The writer should have just yanked the paper out of the typewriter carriage (don't forget the carbon paper, too -- but save that, you can reuse it), crumpled it up, and started over. But maybe I should just jot down this complaint in a letter to the Globe's editor? With a stamp? Now back to business. Or as we like to call it around here, the 21st-century news business.

MPs Join Vancouver's Robocalls Protests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Stephen Harper may get a sense over the next week whether the robocall scandal has struck a nerve with voters as the first ...

Robocall Protesters To March In Vancouver

CBC | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Demonstrators marched through downtown Vancouver Saturday in protest of the robocall scandal. Carrying placards and flags, chanting slogan...

Harper Conquers Canada, One Robocall at a Time

Jim Harris | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada
Jim Harris

This robocall scandal is not just about some inconvenient phone calls, it's about subverting our democracy and altering the outcome of the election. And it's about Harper remaking Canada in his own image.

Ridings Hit By Robocalls

CBC | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition parties have so far provided names of 45 ridings which received reports of false or misleading calls during the 2011 federal election. ...

Deceptive Calls Suspected In More Ridings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The robocall controversy appears to be broadening, with opposition parties claiming the number of ridings affected by voter-suppression calls...