Robocalls Canada

7 Things You May Not Know About Fair Elections Act

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics

Most of the debate about the changes the government wants to make to how Canadians vote and run elections has centred around vouching. But there are m...

NDP MP Brings Up '$64,000 Question'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If the Conservative party could determine within days that Dimitri Soudas used its closely guarded voter database, why is Elections Canada st...

CRTC Rejects Call For More Robocalls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The country's communications regulator is hanging up on telemarketers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it...

Mulcair, Harper Face Off Over Robocalls

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Once again the prime minister and the opposition leader were in each other sights, with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair attacking Stephen Harper with question...

Who Just Got Fined $7,000 For Robocalls? This Guy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A New Democrat member of Parliament has been fined by Canada's telecommunications regulator over robocalls made during the party's last leade...

Tory MPs To Voters: Give Us $355,907

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Seven Conservative MPs are seeking a combined $355,907 from a group of voters who went to court and lost their bid to overturn election resul...

'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...

'Robocalls' Riding Results Upheld

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Fraud was definitely a factor in the rash of misleading robocalls that bedevilled voters in six federal ridings in the 2011 election, but not...

No Voting System Fixes Without Money And Help: Elections Canada

CBC | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada wants to avoid the procedural errors that plagued the last election, but the changes will likely cost money and require political wil...

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...

Two Companies Slapped With Robocalls Fines

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's telecommunications regulator has fined two companies over their telemarketing practices.The Canadian Radio-television and Te...

Robocalls Repeat For 2015?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The chief electoral officer is warning of another wave of false or misleading telephone calls in the next election if tough new rules and pun...

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...

NDP Target Former MP With Robocalls

CBC | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

The NDP is putting pressure on Claude Patry, who crossed the floor of the House of Commons to the Bloc Québécois last week, with a robocall to his c...

Calling All Rogers Complainants

CBC | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics

An investigation into allegedly misleading live and robocalls in the last federal election has turned to complainants who are Rogers customers, newly ...

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...

People Reported Robocalls For Cash, Tory Lawyer Suggests

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

OTTAWA - A key piece of evidence in the robocalls legal saga is deeply flawed and should be tossed out, says a lawyer representing Conservative MPs wh...

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...

Democracy, Not Dollars, Behind Robocalls Court Case: Lawyer

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The pattern of misleading or harassing phone calls in the 2011 election campaign is a more compelling reason to overturn the results than the...

Robocalls Inquiry Begins

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The credibility of a key witness in a legal bid to overturn Conservative victories in six closely contested ridings came under fire Monday as...

Robocall Complaints Were Coast To Coast

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Rude calls, calls in the middle of the night, swearing and even a mysterious message from North Dakota are among the robocall stories collect...

Robocalls Complainant: 'I Thought We Were Canada The Good'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sandra McEwing is mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore.The Winnipeg mom is one of eight private citizens challenging the May 2011 f...

'What If You Can't Trust The Election?'

CBC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

The Council of Canadians and two voters who say they received misleading calls directing them to the wrong polling station just before the last federa...

Officials Scrambling Over Robocalls 3 Days Before Election

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada officials scrambled to correct apparent misinformation going to voters through robocalls in the three days leading up to the May 2, 2...

Althia Raj

Ex-Tory Staffer Fingered In Robocalls Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics

Michael Sona was working in MP Eve Adams' Parliament Hill office on the afternoon of Feb. 23, 2012, when a one-source Sun News Network report caught h...