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Last unresolved legal appeal of 2011 election robocalls dismissed as 'moot'

OTTAWA – The last unresolved legal appeal of the 2011 robocalls scandal is at an end after the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out a bid to overturn the federal election results from Guelph, Ont. 205 more words


Robocalls report recommends substantial jail time, fines to prevent future election fraud

OTTAWA – Elections Canada is seeking greater powers to punish anyone caught impersonating one of its officials in the wake of the robocalls affair.

The agency today released a long-anticipated report into false or misleading telephone calls made during the last federal election. 92 more words


Robo-Calls and Revisionism

Let’s rewind the clock.  It’s late April, 2011- mere weeks left in the federal election campaign.  The Liberals under Michael Ignatieff have spectacularly imploded, and Jack Layton is coming thisclose to actually getting the keys to 24 Sussex Drive. 567 more words

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Wayne K. Spear: Robocall fraud is obvious, Conservative concern less so

Last week, Liberal leader Bob Rae warned that the federal political culture of Canada is ‘entering into a kind of Nixonian moment.’ This all-thumbs assertion lacks definite substance and grip — we’re in a kind of like, you know, moment thing — but has its use. 537 more words

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Canada We have a Problem here

I haven’t entirely made my mind up about the robo-call scandal.  I’ve got a feeling it’s going to get worse. (I hope I’m wrong about that)   But one thing is for sure; we have a problem here. 341 more words

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