Robocalls Scandal

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Calling All Rogers Complainants

An investigation into allegedly misleading live and robocalls in the last federal election has turned to complainants who are Rogers customers, newly released court documents show. Elections Canada i...
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How to Prevent Political Scandals in 2013

The year 2012 saw some scandals in Canada. There was the exposure of the multi-million dollar Ornge Air Ambulance scandal, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency scandal in Alberta, and the Robocall scandal. Did we spend a lot of time, money, and energy investigating and analyzing these scandals? Yes. Is there a sure way to avoid these problems for the next year, 2013?
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Will Judge Toss 6 Tory MPs From Office?

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 on both sides of the so-called robocalls case wrapp...
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Robocall Complaints Were Coast To Coast

OTTAWA - Rude calls, calls in the middle of the night, swearing and even a mysterious message from North Dakota are among the robocall stories collected from 56 ridings by Elections Canada investigato...
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Close, Yet So Far

A woman who had been fighting to overturn the election of Conservative MP Joe Daniel is dropping her case after the party's lawyer found she doesn't live in the riding and therefore isn't eligible to...
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LIBERALS Fined For Robocall

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 election campaign.A recorded message to voters in t...
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Robocall Complaints Have DOUBLED

OTTAWA - The number of complaints about fraudulent or misleading telephone calls in last year's federal election has almost doubled, according to court documents filed by the Commissioner of Canada El...
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Pierre Poutine's Newest Enemy

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 during the last federal election. "The Office of the...
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See You In December

The legal challenge seeking to overturn last year's federal election result in seven ridings won by Conservatives will be heard in court in mid-December, the Council of Canadians said Wednesday. The...
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Pierre Poutine Trail Runs Cold

OTTAWA — Elections Canada investigators tracking “Pierre Poutine” hit a dead end when the Internet address behind misleading robocalls in the last election led them to an open Wi-Fi connection in a pr...
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Insufficient Data

A lawyer for voters challenging the 2011 election result in seven federal ridings is asking Elections Canada to provide more information on its investigation into mysterious phone calls and other comp...
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Court Hears Robocalls Case

OTTAWA - A bid to overturn the federal election results in a handful of tightly contested ridings should be tossed out, because the cases were filed too late, the Federal Court heard Monday.The Counci...
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Someone's Got Some Explaining To Do

Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, the party's lead spokesman on the robocalls election controversy, faces allegations of his own over his spending in the 2008 federal election. The member for Peterboro...