Robocalls Election

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...

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 ...

Grits To Release Phone Records. Tories, Not So Much

CBC | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Unexplained harassing election phone calls continued to dominate Parliament Monday, with interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae saying his party will make pub...

Good News For Harper On Robocalls

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Politics

If allegations over voter suppression tactics are going to stick, it has yet to happen. Conservative support in Canada remains unchanged. These are...

The Media's Pre-Programmed Response to Robocalls

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

We don't know much about the scandal right now, which means it's an incredibly exciting time for the nation's political commentators, who will never again enjoy such a vacuum of ambiguity just begging to be filled with their wildest partisan fantasies.

Elections Canada Fields 31,000 Robocalls Complaints

CP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - More than 31,000 reports about robocalls during the May federal election campaign are under review by Elections Canada.The agency says compla...

Tories Reviewing Call Centre Tapes Before Elections Canada Arrives

CBC | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party is reviewing tapes of every call made by the Responsive Marketing Group call centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., in the last election ...

Who Is 'Pierre Poutine'?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Court documents show a cellphone in the robocalls affair was registered to Pierre Poutine of Separatist Street in Joliette, Que.Elections Can...

Tories Accused Of Republican Tactics In Robocalls Scandal

CBC | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Even as MPs unanimously passed a motion calling on politicians of all stripes to give Elections Canada and the RCMP any information on fraudulent call...

Harper Will Keep Playing Dirty, So Long as we Let Him

Zach Paikin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada
Zach Paikin

Robocalls are just the latest example of what Canadians have let the Tories get away with. The tragic lesson of modern Canadian politics is clear: Parliamentary crime pays. The Conservative party won its majority by gambling that Canadians didn't care about what goes on the Ottawa bubble. Harper's gamble paid off.