Canada Robocalls

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...

Key Dates In The Robocalls Scandal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A chronology of the robocalls scandal:March 26, 2011: Campaigning begins for the May 2 federal election. During the campaign, the commissione...

Sona's Trial To Begin Monday

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - After a three-year investigation into almost 2,500 complaints in 261 ridings across Canada, the robocall scandal comes down to a solitary tri...

NDP Pushes For PM's Robocalls Testimony

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP wants Prime Minister Stephen Harper to explain how the Conservative party's massive database wound up being used to send misleading r...

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.

Where Do HuffPost Readers Stand On The Fair Elections Act?

Jennifer MacMillan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Jennifer MacMillan

What do Canadians really understand about the Fair Elections Act? So we asked them. We put the topic to our readers in an unscientific online survey on April 15. Within six hours, we had 500 responses from readers.

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...

Althia Raj

Sona: If Criminals Won't Register Long Guns, Why Register Robocalls?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Michael Sona, the only person charged in the robocall scandal, says the federal government’s Fair Elections Act does not go far enough to...

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...

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...

The Fair Elections Act Isn't Fair For Everyone

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Qais Ghanem, MD

The most troubling concern about the Fair Elections Act is the restriction it will impose on our voting rights. In the past, the Voter Identification Card (VIC) used to be a legitimate and sufficient identification of voters, which is what happened in the last election with 120,000 citizens. Potential voters will need additional evidence of identity such as a driver's license or an address on a utility bill, items which some citizens do not have. Vouching, used in the past, will also be eliminated. The net result is that many young students, the unemployed, the homeless and First Nations Canadians will not be able to vote.

The Fair Elections Act Will Make It Harder For Canadians to Vote

Craig Scott | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Craig Scott

The bill eliminates two methods of voting that have proven effective in enfranchising voters. One is the long-standing Canadian practice of vouching that allowed 120,000 people to vote in 2011. The other is Elections Canada's expanded use of its Voter Identification Cards (VICs) for youth attending university, seniors in residence, and Aboriginal people living on reserve.

Fair Elections Act Is the Change Canadians Have Been Waiting For

Daniel Dickin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

On Tuesday the Conservative government introduced the Fair Elections Act, a comprehensive list of reforms aimed at modernizing Elections Canada and Canada's whole electoral system. Bill C-23 was introduced by Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre and proposes to implement a number of recommendations made by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).

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...

LISTEN: Rob Ford Robocalls Target Ex-Ally (TWEETS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was quick to speak up about the lack of support for a new subway he's received from one of the city's councillors, after the co...

Date Tentatively Set For Robocalls Report

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The chief enforcer of Canada's election laws hopes to conclude an investigation into misleading robocalls during the 2011 federal campaign by...

Sona Told 'Several' People Of Robocalls Role, Election Canada Hears

CBC | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Michael Sona told "several" people about misleading phone calls that sent voters in 2011 to the wrong polling station, an Elections Canada i...

Tory Witnesses Not Co-Operating With Robocalls Probe

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's chief electoral officer is confirming for the first time that Conservative party workers have failed to co-operate with an investiga...

Alberta's Wildrose Party Fined For Robocalls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition Wildrose Party says it has paid a $90,000 penalty imposed by federal regulators for violating automated phone call rul...

'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...

Those Robocalls Have To Stop

CBC | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Conservative Party has been ordered to stop election day robocalling by Elections B.C. Spokesperson Don Main says the calls went...

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...

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...