Robocalls Canada

What We Learned From Michael Sona's Trial

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Politics

The trial of former Conservative staffer Micheal Sona has revealed some intriguing new details about misleading robocalls during the last federal ele...

Althia Raj

14 Ways The Fair Elections Act Won't Fix Robocalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government will amend its Fair Elections Act this week, stripping many controversial items in the bill. But lost in hoopla...

Twitter Loses It Over Death Of Robocalls Probe

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Nearly three years after voters went to the polls in 2011, Elections Canada has ended its investigation into fraudulent robocalls. The news, which ...

Robocalls Investigation Killed Over Lack Of Evidence

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A three-year probe into allegations of fraudulent federal-election robocalls in 2011 has come up empty, with investigators finding no proof o...

7 Things You May Not Know About Fair Elections Act

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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...